My cat has CRF and few teeth and prefers to eat mush rather than lumps. To get round the problem of her just licking off the gravy I found it easier on my arthritic hands to roll the unopened pouch with a rolling pin (gently so it doesn't burst!) rather than mashing with fork or spoon. RC Renal tuna is the only one she'll eat.
My boy loves the tuna one but will eat the chicken and beef with some more flavour and water added. The tuna seems to have the most moisture in. To Alice of previous review - try mushing in spring water out of a can of tuna as it also gets in much needed liquid. The Specific kidney support in the foil tray also goes down well here. We are fighting CRF, hyperthyroidism and hypercalcemia so I was pleased to find renal food that would get eaten.
OK so far with tuna flavour but as another comment above our cat licks all gravy off first and only rarely eats the balance - I would like to know if what is left has any real food value or is just there to pad out the product?
Royal Canin is a good make but the food stinks, I have an indoor cat - any idea how to control the odour of the food?
Leo was diagnosed with early stages of kidney and liver problems and I find I have to give him a bit at a time. If it is left the food goes off. Any advice for me to encourage him to eat though he is eating a little.
He is loves the chicken and tuna and he woofs it down, just occasionally he goes back and forth and I want my boy to eat he has been through so much in the last fortnight (blood tests, steroids).
My 19 year old cat has been diagnosed with CRF and this was one of my vet's recommended options. He's always been fussy and preferred dry food, but he loves this! He has a bit of gingivitis and tends to lick all the gravy off then cry for a fresh bowl, but mashed with a fork it is easy for him to take and palatable, and he eats the lot. I wish this came in cans, or something more environmentally sound. That's my only complaint.
Tinsel is 18 years old and started on this food last summer. All through her life she has been fussy-ish and gets bored of food easily, meaning we've had to switch between food brands every few months, but she has been eating this food now for 7 or 8 months and still likes it. She's not as keen on the beef but loves the chicken and tuna. At her last blood test we were told that her kidney function had decreased very slightly but nothing like as much as the vet had expected, so I am very happy. This food is a great price on VetUK too, I shopped around but didn't find anywhere better!