Rated 5 out of 5 by LizInChesapeakeVA Cat with colon motility issues and severe constipation
My cat is only three years old. She had to have emergency surgery last Dec 2015 for a blockage high in her colon. She has motility issues with her colon (food moves too slowly) which causes constipation or even soft stool back ups. We have been battling from last Dec till now (May 2016). Finally, we decided to try a low residue food and Iams is PERFECT. I do a combination of canned and some of the dry version. It is starting to work!!! She still must take 1/4 teaspoon of Miralax and 5mg of Cisapride twice a day but she is improving quickly. In fact, I have had to start playing with her meds to reduce them. She loves the food too. We were getting to the point where she was borderline megacolon as all other foods even with the meds were still backing her up. She just never even knew when she had to go. She would never even try.
Now, she is passing NORMAL stools and goes every other day.
I highly recommend this food if you cat is having motility issues and/or severe constipation.
She has been on this food since around May 6th. Ten days later, she is doing fantastic...now I just need to calm down!
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moxi so far so good
I have two, sibling 10 year old cats with opposite problems. My little girl is constipated and sometimes cries in the litter box, and has a hard time doing her business. My boy has a sensitive tummy with the opposite problem. Since my boys surgery a few years back he has been on the dry version of this food and has done very well on it.
Up until a few months ago, neither of them would go near wet food. then one day after keeping trying, they finally turned a corner. i tried some different brands from super cheap, and available to expensive, no grain etc etc brands. Nothing seemed to be solving either situation. On a hunch it hit me this might be the solution. So far so good! It has been a few weeks and so far both cats are doing better!
I find it is very dense and dryer than typical wet food. I mix it with water, that seems to be the key. I go through one can in three days for two cats. Basically I get 6 servings out of a can, that might change.
March 9, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Phxlady My cat doesn't like it thus far.
My cat doesn't like it thus far even when I put warm water in it and heat in the microwave and put Fortiflora on top !
But I'm going to give it another try this week and hope that I have better luck ... She much prefers her fancy feast savory salmon classics prepared the same way ... Perhaps I have to give it some more time but she ate some for two days and then walked away from it...I am
sure it's a very good product but it's no good if the cat won't eat it! My cat's problem is constipation so I thought it would be the perfect product for her but to date not really successful... Planning to give it another try this coming week .
May 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cerealcityqueen Necessary for my cats health
Vet recommended this after my cat kept vomiting. It seems to be working, however he doesn't really like it. This is a very hard, solid product. I need to warm the leftover in the microwave and mix water in with it every time I give it to him. Sometimes I mix with a bit of his old food because I hate it going to waste. We are also using the dry, which he seems to have accepted. May end up forgetting the canned food all together and just feed the dry.
May 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Milli Seems to be helping
My cats like this food and seems to be making my cat feel better and is more active
April 25, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nonamifoodie Very finicky cat
My picky-eater didn't like this food. I mixed it with water as consistency was dense and mixed it with other food to blend. Product may be great, don't know as cat won't eat it.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TiggersCaretaker my cat seems to enjoy it, and it solves his constipation problem
my cat seems to enjoy it, and it solves his constipation problem
April 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrammCinNC Easily digestible, high protein, no additives
Our vet recommended this food for our 2 kittens with Feline Herpes - one kitten had a lot of digestion issues, which this food seems to have resolved. They've both had many rounds of antibiotics due the Herpes secondary infections (respiratory, eyes, etc.), so that definitely compromises their digestion. This food notes "water" as its first ingredient, but it's rather hard and I usually mix with some water so I can incorporate the Probiotic powder they are also on. The good news is there aren't unnecessary additives in this food and its protein rich. The bad news is that feeding 2 hungry and growing 5 month old kittens with this food is equal to a monthly car payment. Ah well, what can you do?
February 5, 2016