Rated 5 out of 5 by Moxi so far so good
I have two, sibling 10 year old cats with opposite problems. My little girl is constipated and sometimes cries in the litter box, and has a hard time doing her business. My boy has a sensitive tummy with the opposite problem. Since my boys surgery a few years back he has been on the dry version of this food and has done very well on it.
Up until a few months ago, neither of them would go near wet food. then one day after keeping trying, they finally turned a corner. i tried some different brands from super cheap, and available to expensive, no grain etc etc brands. Nothing seemed to be solving either situation. On a hunch it hit me this might be the solution. So far so good! It has been a few weeks and so far both cats are doing better!
I find it is very dense and dryer than typical wet food. I mix it with water, that seems to be the key. I go through one can in three days for two cats. Basically I get 6 servings out of a can, that might change.
March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Remy04 Seems to be effective
I have one cat who has vomiting episodes (has had numerous exams, no cause found) and the older cat has chronic constipation issues. Been giving both this food (although mixed with Friskies a bit, they prefer that flavor). So far, constipated cat is pooping and the other is not vomiting. Not sure if this 'resolved' problem but seems to be definitely helping.
August 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizInChesapeakeVA Cat with colon motility issues and severe constipation
My cat is only three years old. She had to have emergency surgery last Dec 2015 for a blockage high in her colon. She has motility issues with her colon (food moves too slowly) which causes constipation or even soft stool back ups. We have been battling from last Dec till now (May 2016). Finally, we decided to try a low residue food and Iams is PERFECT. I do a combination of canned and some of the dry version. It is starting to work!!! She still must take 1/4 teaspoon of Miralax and 5mg of Cisapride twice a day but she is improving quickly. In fact, I have had to start playing with her meds to reduce them. She loves the food too. We were getting to the point where she was borderline megacolon as all other foods even with the meds were still backing her up. She just never even knew when she had to go. She would never even try.
Now, she is passing NORMAL stools and goes every other day.
I highly recommend this food if you cat is having motility issues and/or severe constipation.
She has been on this food since around May 6th. Ten days later, she is doing fantastic...now I just need to calm down!
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by wiserwoman Good for senior cats
My 16-year-old cat was losing weight, so I took him to the vet. She recommended this food as a supplement to kibble. There is also a high-calorie version of this food that the vet recommended. Ozzie (the cat) loves this food and he has gained about 2 pounds, so is now back to his usual weight. Chewy's prices for the food are substantially lower than pet store prices, and not all pet stores carry this type.
August 14, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Phxlady My cat doesn't like it thus far.
My cat doesn't like it thus far even when I put warm water in it and heat in the microwave and put Fortiflora on top !
But I'm going to give it another try this week and hope that I have better luck ... She much prefers her fancy feast savory salmon classics prepared the same way ... Perhaps I have to give it some more time but she ate some for two days and then walked away from it...I am
sure it's a very good product but it's no good if the cat won't eat it! My cat's problem is constipation so I thought it would be the perfect product for her but to date not really successful... Planning to give it another try this coming week .
May 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by LynnRL Cats Love It, But Too Soon to Tell Effectiveness
My Vet prescribed this food for one of my cats who has had chronic diarrhea for over a year. He said that of all the prescription foods, this is the only one that he's had measurable results with. Since it is difficult to feed my two cats different food, and since this won't hurt the other cat, I've been giving it to both (along with the dry formula). They both love it and devour it, but there has been no change in the diarrhea, except there is less of it. I plan to give this another week or two before making a judgement, though, as their systems are still getting used to it.
For a "wet food", this food is pretty hard and dry in comparison with others. We have solved that issue by adding a few tablespoons of warm water to it and mixing, making it more of the consistency of a thick gruel.
I will say that I love buying from Chewy.com, because they always offer free shipping for orders of $49 or more, and the shipping is FAST. I receive my order within 3-4 days. Not only that, but their prices are great. The dry food, for instance, was $6 more through my Vet than it is from Chewy.com!
August 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jane Too Dense and Dry!
Our male tabby did not like the IAMS low-residue canned food at all which didn't surprise me. I thought it looked unappealing as soon as I opened the can. It is very dense and so dry and firm that it's even difficult to cut it into smaller chunks before putting it in his bowl. He IS particular about his food, but I can't blame him for not finding this canned food unpalatable.
June 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cerealcityqueen Necessary for my cats health
Vet recommended this after my cat kept vomiting. It seems to be working, however he doesn't really like it. This is a very hard, solid product. I need to warm the leftover in the microwave and mix water in with it every time I give it to him. Sometimes I mix with a bit of his old food because I hate it going to waste. We are also using the dry, which he seems to have accepted. May end up forgetting the canned food all together and just feed the dry.
May 11, 2016