Rated 5 out of 5 by BMARK Remarkable Results
Our Little girl is a 18year old Tuxedo with horrible arthritis. Her doctor, (Best Vet in the World) has known her for 18 years recommended this food. We had her on Cosequin for about a week until she caught on to us putting something in her food. Once she seen that, she refused to eat it. So, Doc put her on this food.
It's smelly, runny and doesn't keep very well (she won't eat the whole can even in 2 doses).
Although the food is runny, our Kitty did NOT experience loose stool.
But, after a week the results were amazing. She wasn't limping and was playing again like she used to. She can also jump up on the bed like she used to instead of using the step stool.
But, a word of WARNING, we were told not to encourage our Kitty to jump too much because at her age, 18 she could jump & hurt herself due to the fact that she feels less pain.
All that said, I would highly recommend this product for any Kitty with debilitating arthritis.
March 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by docnic Saved my cat!
My cat started to gain a lot of weight when he was 5, started to over eat his automatic feeder supply, didn't groom himself as well, had a big bloated belly, was constipated, his fur on his back by the tail was scaley and dry, he was very moody and mean, didn't want to be pet, and went from weighing 12 pounds to 20 pounds. I switched him to j/d wet food, and was recommended by my vet to mix in fancy feast wet food flavors that had high protein content with low fat % - there's only a handful that fit this criteria, in order to increase the protein and calorie content. Within 1 year of being on the new diet, he had started to be more active and weighed 16 pounds. By the end of year 2 he weighed 13 pounds, was extremely active and able to jump up on things again, was grooming himself regularly, seemed happier and no longer grouchy, his fur was back to its soft self, he wanted to play with me again...he literally transformed into a new cat right before my eyes. The vet thought that he might have had early onset of arthritis, and he was trying to counter that by eating more to get higher protein. Regular cat food has very little protein, and cats are carnivores that require high amounts of protein to be healthy! I absolutely recommend this diet for any cat!!
May 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Halysiw Need more than one flavor!
Like many cat guardians I give my cats a different flavor everyday because who wants to eat the same thing everyday? The lack of flavor variety is my biggest complaint of this product. After two days of chicken flavor my cats won't touch this unless I combine it with another flavor wet food can. So if you have picky felines I'd keep this in mind.
April 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dottie Love this food!
My two elderly cats (18 and 16) love this food. They have only been eating it a week or two so it's a little early to assess it's effect on their health but they love it!
February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Itsjjulia Effective for arthritic old cat
My cat Loki is 19 and very stiff and rickety. It's easy for him to lose his balance and topple over. After a client donated her deceased pet's j/d to the clinic, I took some home to try. I was astonished to see Loki walking straight instead of weaving, and being able to jump up on the couch again after only a couple of weeks. Oh, and did I mention that he loves it?
December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Xenot CAT WITH HIP DYSPLASIA DOING BETTER!
I have a 12-yr-old, male, 18 lb. cat with hip dysplasia who is indoor/outdoor (within a catio enclosure). I thought he had feline osteoarthritis and attempted to remedy the situation with cosequine (cat glucosamine), but it didn't work. Then my vet told me that he actually had hip dysplasia, which I thought only dogs could get. My cat was prescribed Hill's j/d for his pain. He seems to be responding well. He usually just lays around all day and walks stiffly. Lately, he has been begging to go on walks on his leash and even growled at me for the first time when I insisted we return home! Apparently, this product is working!
June 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grandma72 This diet is great for old cats!
I have a rescue cat who is 19 years old and was starting to get some arthritis. I spoke with the vet who recommended this food and I got my first cans of this food from the office. He told me to try it so I did and the cat seems to like it. So I ordered it from your company and now she and the one year old I also have are eating it. The 19 year old is now more active and seems to be more comfortable. It has been about three weeks and the old cat doesn't seem to mind being chased by the kitten at this time. I am so glad I changed her diet to this!
May 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sergei My cats eat it!!
My cats have eaten grain-free food for years. My 17-year old one is on/off diabetic. He is doing fine on J/D and all cats (the other 2 are 15) are eating it with only a short time of being finicky. I can't attest to improvement in his joints - maybe the same. He is also getting Cosequin which I mix into chicken broth as a treat vs. putting it on his food.
July 1, 2015