Rated 5 out of 5 by KittyKat55 My cat loves it!
My Alvie has been on the k/d renal diet for about a year. He got a little bored with it so I supplement his evening meal with sliced turkey then he'll eat all of it. I also tried Royal Canin renal diet and he'll eat a little but not very much. I wanted to give him more variety so I tried the Iams renal diet and every morning he looks forward to breakfast and he scarfs every bit of it down. It's so nice to have some variety for him so he's not eating the same thing all of the time. He loves the Iams!
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crossley Way better than Purina NF
My cat had a terrible time with Purina NF (the brand my doctor recommended). She would vomit after eating it and had terrible diarrhea. Her whole life changed once I started feeding her Iams Veterinary Formula Renal Plus. She has lived almost a year since her diagnosis, which was very severe. She is happy, has put on some weight and enjoys eating again. I should note that my cat is also on medication and I give her daily intravenous fluid injections.
March 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Janeen15 my cat likes it
Both my cats have kidney disease. I use this and royal canin. U have to add water to it and mash it up otherwise its one big clump. I put a little chicken broth in it (i boil chicken) do not use chicken broth out of the can it has garlic and garlic is no good for cats with kidney disease
February 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaJo Good product.
Iams Veterinary formula works well to control the CKD just as advertised. As with all the prescription formulas I have tried, it takes a little effort to get him to eat it. I found that if I nuke it for about 15 seconds he will eat more of it without having to add something to mask the flavor.
March 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jakshop Worth a try
Cat ate a little but mostly refused the food - so the therapeutic properties wasted and I gave the rest away. Best plan would be to buy a small amount in a retail outlet and see if your cat will take to this food. Each cat has individual tastes, so it is certainly worth a try for an aging cat with failing kidneys. Gave 4 Stars because the concept is admirable.
January 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shawn Compares well between 3 CKD cat foods
This CKD cat food is similar in smell and taste to
Hills and Royal Canin CKD or Renal formulas but with
a thicker less moist texture. If your adding water and mixing to increase your cats fluid uptake this will not bother you as you will simply need a few more drops of water.
Protein is higher by a few percent, fat is significantly lower and carbs higher. The most important number is the phosphorus content which is .58% by dry analysis. High compared to .40% in Hills and .47% in Royal Canin CKD prescription diets.
Bottom line: Cat MUST eat so whatever you can get into them #1 Then whatever will eat that is lowest in phosphorus #2
This product is my third favorite with Hlls first and RC second... In fourth I like regular hills canned foods that range between .60-.70% phosphorus and offer a beef flavor which is my CKD cats favorite and in fact at times the only thing he will eat.
September 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by CookieV My Cat won't touch it
My cat, who's 17.5 years old and has always been a picky eater in her elderly years. She wouldn't go near the food after the first time, where she seemed to love it.
I'm sure it's good - but maybe not for picky old cats.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ckdkittymommyx2 My cats love this
This is the only moist food my CKD cat will eat. He turns his nose up at all the others and my vet doesn't carry this brand. Thank you Chewy for having it and for the GREAT customer service. I placed my order and it was shipped the same day - I had it the very next day. And the shipping was free! I couldn't ask for better service for my furry baby!
February 3, 2014