Rated 1 out of 5 by Mom2Rat Probably a great product if your pet can tolerate it
I had high hopes for Iams MaxCal when I ordered it. I was trying to feed a very ill kitty who desperately needed calories. I was feeding her by syringe and though the food loaded into my syringes and came out fine without clogging (I only tried this once though), the extremely gritty texture of the food was too harsh for her and I didn't even try to feed it that way.
I pureed the food for a long time, then put it through a strainer and it was still very gritty. She had some unknown issue with her throat and was having some difficulty swallowing already (she just acted like something similar to strep throat symptom-wise). She also just plain disliked it altogether.
I'm not sure what the "grit" that I strained out was, but I left it overnight dumped into the empty can and when it was dried the next morning it was hardened and I couldn't even separate it back into the "small" bits. I didn't want anything like that in my sweetie's tummy. I think that it may have also upset her GI tract in the 2 days that I tried to feed it to her.
If your pet can tolerate it, you can't beat MaxCal for calorie content though.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clorox My Sick Cat Inhales This Stuff
For cats that are finicky due to illness, this food is the remedy your pet needs. It is easily syringed for assisted feeding. What a life saver!
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Raider1 Saved my baby!
When my cat was ill I fed him this. Now it is the only food he will touch, so I mix it with other canned food so he won't stop eating again
February 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mstelling64 My Kittie Gained Her Weight Back!
My poor 12 year old kittie Maddie started losing weight rapidly. It seems she simply lost her appetite except for tasty treats, but that is not enough for good nutrition! So I tried Iams Veterinary Formula Calorie Plus Cat Food. Feeding her two tablespoons twice a day, within a week she feels and looks heavier! She also has her energy back! I was never a fan of Iams, but I am now. I highly recommend this product to anyone who needs their babies to gain weight! It saved her life :)
January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by aprleeh back to her old self
Thanks to iams max calorie my cat who was refusing to eat is finally gaining some weight and is back to her old self again. It is the perfect consistency to use with the syringe for force feeding. I love this product and cannot recommend it enough!
November 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roxy01 Kitty likes it!
Seven year old kitty recovering from URI needs calories and something syringe-able/palatable. Was slightly hesitant hearing some cats don't care for it but tried it anyway. It went through a 30cc feeding syringe just fine and turned out to be more assist-feeding than force-feeding. He liked it! In fact, he ended up lapping the rest of the portion from a bowl.
No complains from me or him.
April 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by TCPS Not a single cat would eat it!!!
I operate an animal sanctuary. Bought this for Misty and recommended by vet. She wouldn't touch it and NONE of the other 12 outside and 22 Cat House cats would touch it!
March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Riley33TN boosts energy
My cat is very sick and extremely thin, this has given him an energy boost since his body doesnt keep nutrients. Hid high calorie food has been helping s lot so far.
March 13, 2015