Rated 5 out of 5 by Sadie14 Great for my diabetic dog
My diabetic dog refused to eat the low-residue food first prescribed for her, however, she loves this Iams food. She eats all of her food without any problem.
Then I am able to give her the insulin shot she needs.
Thanks, Chewy, for your fast delivery!
May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by ckahniea1 Max Cal Recovery
Provides 3 times the calories as other foods in small amounts...this means my cat was NOT overloaded with syringe time.
April 23, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beth Poor taste
My cat takes one sniff of this and walks away. I spend a lot of money trying to get something that my cat would eat and I would really like to get my money back.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by donutte Great if you have a pet with a low appetite
My 14 year old kitty is currently recovering from acute-on-chronic renal failure. Her appetite still isn't quite up to par, so I feed her and 1/8 of a can of this stuff twice a day. That's 80+ calories right there! That's in addition to her regular meals.
It's expensive, but I really wanted to rate this based on the product, since anyone looking for this probably won't care about the price.
April 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chelles Fantastic for syringe feeding.
I have an extremely sick cat who developed acute liver issues while recovering from a tumor removal surgery. She also came down with a URI and ear infection, making it even more challenging to syringe feed her. Between her nausea, drooling, & stuffed up nose, it has been impossible to get enough calories into her to beat this thing.
I ordered the Iams Veterinary Formula Maximum-Calorie Plus primarily because of the high calorie content. One can has 333 calories Vs. approximately 185 in a can of the Veterinary formula that we had been using. What I also discovered while syringe feeding this formula, is that the consistency appears to make it more difficult for her to spit out the food. Our first feeding with this formula went very quickly and was much less stressful for us both.
I first fill a 2 ounce feeding syringe, then use that to fill individual 3 cc syringes for our feedings as my cat doesn't tolerate larger syringe tips. The somewhat grainy consistency did not cause any issues or clogs.
I had one of my other cats do a little taste test and he enthusiastically consumed his sample.
November 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Klos Best food on market for syringe feeding
My cat has had two bouts with hepatic lipidosis and the Max Cal probably saved her life. We needed to feed her by syringe and to be able to get the recommended 200-240 calories per day into her, it took twelve 10cc syringes per day over 2-3 months each time. All the other canned cat food on the market is around 50% of the calories of Max Cal which would mean twenty four syringes per day.
My only complaint is that there are occasionally bits of food that stick in the syringe. Still much better than blending and straining other cat foods.
March 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cyndee50 HIGH CALORIES
This canned food was a big help to my old cat who had to have teeth extracted. Provided the calories to help her recover. My cat preferred it warm rather than straight from can. Good product when your pet needs those extra calories .
March 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WindRN Helped my female Dane rebound from serious illness
My veterinarian recommended this product for weight gain after my Dane experienced a life threatening illness. After starting on this food she gained 5 lbs quickly and we plan to keep her on the food until she only needs to gain less than 10lbs, then we will switch her to another canned food. It is very rich and caused my dog to have cow patty poops, but all in all we are pleased with the results.
February 20, 2016