So far so good - my cat was diagnosed with early-mid stage kidney failure and I was recommended to try her on a renal diet.
I was concerned how difficult that would be, given she has food allergies and can react very badly to some foods but she has taken to this like a duck to water with no side-effects at all. Except that she is looking much brighter and more active than she has done in quite a while. So much so, I am hopeful for a good result on her renal tests next week.
This site currently offers Hills Prescription KD as a replacement to this food so I compared the costs - this is .83p/g and the Hills is .81p/g making a difference of about 20p over 1kg of food on this site's prices. I've ordered one lot of the Hills to see if she likes and can tolerate that; also to see what the advised feeding regime will be.
Review by Lesley Anne Binks
Great food for my Penny. She can be so fussy now she's older, but she enjoys the three varieties of this food!
Review by Gillian Bovaird
I have tried every make and type of renal cat food since my cat was diagnosed with kidney failure three months ago, she has also become pickier with her food after being diagnosed with diabetes two months ago, however, the Royal Canin Renal Feline is definitely her favourite and is the only one she will eat on a regular basis, although she's not so keen on the chicken. Her favourite is the tuna but she loves the beef as well. Since being on the Royal Canin Renal her health has improved to such an extent that our vet, who thought she was really quite poorly a month ago as she has also been recently diagnosed hyperthyroid and also has cysts on her liver and one remaining kidney, didn't think she had much longer, she has now changes her mind and was amazed at the difference in her health.
Review by Sue Harper
We tried several of the renal foods for our cat and this is the only one she'll eat, she prefers the beef but will eat all three. 12 months ago we were told she had very little chance of survival after a really nasty kidney infection damaged her kidneys so badly. At her most recent check up the vet commented that she was looking very well and whatever we were doing was working. She's regained some weight, her body condition has improved and she has a good outlook now :D I put her good health down to this food combined with the renalzin paste - which VetUK sell at 1/3 of the price of my vet!
Review by Jane Langdon
21 yr old cat with renal failure been on royal canin for last 2 yrs,only one that does 3 flavours,tuna is preferred,buy 12 each 3 flavours from VetUK,get etra 12 tuna for free delivery over £29,cat had dental problem,had 5 teeth removed recently and spoon fed for few days till mouth healed,food is small chunks and easily mashed,ideal for elderly cat.
Review by Mrs Allen
Excellent cat food my vet recommended these as my cat was diagnosed with renal failure 2 years ago he is doing really well and his kidneys are not getting any worse the vet says it's down to this food, so if your cat has kidney failure it's worth trying this.
Review by Charlene Sweeney