Vetri-Science Renal Essentials Feline Bite-Sized Cat Chews
Cat gobbles them down
My oldest cat has the early stages of Kidney Disease. I'd tried the "chewable" dry vitamin pills available for Renal support, but my cat didn't like them at all, and refused food I'd crush them into. But he loves these chewy treats. They're quite large so I can break his daily dose into half-pieces and he thinks he's getting 8 treats. Makes for a nice reward that's also good for him. I can't make any claims yet on what it will do for his health, but as it stands, there's been no ill effects and I'm hopeful. With 120 chews in a bag, it will last him a month, so that's pretty reasonable.
May 23, 2013
My cat won't touch these
My vet recommended Renal Essentials. I've tried it in tablet form with my cat. Since grinding the tablets into a powder to mix with food was a real pain, I hoped my cat would go for these Renal Essentials Chews. Nothing doing. She absolutely will not eat these. I guess we'll be going back to the tablets.
May 14, 2014
Good Product, although my picky cats got tired of the taste
My vet recommended these for both my 20 year old female cat with age-related kidney disease and my recently diagnosed 3 year old male cat who has kidney issues and was suspected of having lymphoma. Both cats enjoyed the chews as treats for several weeks, then stopped eating them. I can only guess that the 3 year old just got tired of the taste. The 20 year old has suddenly developed an aversion to anything that might stick to her teeth. Will stop them for a week or so, then reintroduce them. I would recommend them as a supplement if suggested by your vet.
May 28, 2013
Kitty loves them
In addition to providing support for her kidney function, I use these to hide her blood pressure tablet pieces and she gobbles them right up. We're approaching two years on subcutaneous fluid therapy and she's doing great at 17 years old, although now having some thyroid issues. We like the chews much better than the tablets I had to grind up and mix in her food.
May 5, 2014
seems to be helping
my 13 year old has been having issues not eating well, vomiting, and being dehydrated. testing showed elevated kidney numbers. I started using these treats (he loves them), and between that and prepping his food a bit differently, he's doing much better. Hasn't thrown up much at all, and is more alert and participative. I can't say for certain this is the reason, but it can't hurt, and he likes them, and anything he eats and holds down is good.
April 17, 2014