Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Calorie Control Dry Cat Food

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Description

Most pets have a small frame as compared to a human, and just a few extra pounds can have a dramatic effect on their life expectancy. Also, the extra weight can lead to other serious problems such as diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, skin irritations, and urinary tract disorders. A properly balanced, calorie controlled diet is essential for safe, efficient weight loss. Simply feeding less of the current diet may not provide enough essential nutrients, and may lead to deficiencies. An effective calorie restrictive diet should be low in fat, nutrient-rich, palatable, calorie restricted, and should satisfy your pet’s appetite

Key Benefits

  • Feline Calorie Control is a high protein dry food diet that has been formulated specially for overweight or obese adult cats
  • Calories are restricted while essential nutrients are increased relative to energy to ensure nutrient requirements are met
  • A high protein content helps maintain muscle mass during a weight loss program.
  • Contains added glucosamine and chondroitin to help support healthy bones and joints placed under stress by excess body weight
  • Contains eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids which are long chain omega-3 fatty acids that promote a healthy skin and coat

Note: Royal Canin Veterinary Diets require a veterinary prescription. This product will not be shipped until a copy of a valid prescription authorization is faxed to 1-800-619-7973 or e-mailed to rx@chewy.com.

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  • Item Number
    48756
  • Brand
    Royal Canin
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, High-Protein, Prescription Food, Weight Control

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat, Natural Flavors, Wheat Gluten, Powdered Cellulose, Chicken Fat, Potassium Chloride, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Fish Oil, Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Bisulfate, L-Lysine, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Salt, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Monosodium Phosphate, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Proteinate], L-Carnitine, Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), Tea, Chondroitin Sulfate, Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid.

Caloric Content

3,388 kcal/kg, 244 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 40.0% min
Crude Fat 8.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.3% max
Moisture 8.0% max
Glucosamine 350 mg/kg min
Chondroitin Sulfate 25 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Target Weight Weight Loss* Daily Feeding (Cups) Post Weight-loss Maintenance Daily Feeding (Cups)
4.4 lbs 3/8 - 1/4 3/8
5.5 lbs 3/8 - 1/4 3/8
6.6 lbs 3/8 1/2
7.7 lbs 1/2 - 3/8 1/2
8.8 lbs 1/2 - 3/8 1/2
9.9 lbs 1/2 5/8
11 lbs 5/8 - 1/2 5/8
13.2 lbs 3/4 - 1/2 3/4
15.4 lbs 3/4 - 5/8 3/4
17.6 lbs 7/8 - 5/8 7/8
19.8 lbs 7/8 - 3/4 1
22 lbs 1 - 3/4 1

*Your cat’s individual feeding amount will be determined and adjusted by your veterinarian during the Weight-loss program.

Feeding guidelines are general recommendations only. The amount of food required by your cat may vary above or below that listed in this feeding guide. In consultation with your veterinarian it is recommended that you weight your cat 4 to 6 weeks after starting a new diet in order to adjust food intake to maintain or achieve an optimal body weight and body condition score. Consult your veterinarian for specific feeding guidelines for your cat. This diet is formulated to be complete and balanced. It is unnecessary to feed leftover foods, kitchen scraps or additional supplements. It is recommended that your cat be fed 2 to 4 equal portions of the diet per day. Ensure fresh drinking water is available at all times. Store this product in a cool, dry place.

Transition Instructions

We recommend at least a 7-day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet’s digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are Royal Canin diets preserved?

All of our dry diets are preserved naturally with mixed tocopherols, citric acid, and rosemary extract. Our canned diets are naturally preserved and sterilized during the cooking and canning process.

Where do the ingredients in Royal Canin diets come from?

We select our ingredients based on multiple factors, including the supplier’s compliance with our quality and food safety requirements, consistent availability, and on the nutrients required to meet the dietary needs of the pet.

Royal Canin is making strides towards sustainability by attempting to obtain sources of raw materials as close to each manufacturing facility as possible. In some cases, we use international suppliers, because only those suppliers can offer raw materials that comply with our quality and food safety standards.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain by-products?

Royal Canin chooses ingredients because they deliver high-quality nutrients that support our customized pet food formulas. Using chicken by-product meal instead of chicken meal for example will allow Royal Canin to maintain its highly customized nutrient standards while achieving a more secure and sustainable supply.

Why do some Royal Canin diets contain grains?

Grains can be a healthy part of any cat or dog’s diet. As always, we focus on the nutrients each ingredient provides and grains can provide many important nutrients.

How do you ensure Royal Canin diets are safe for my pet?

Our Quality and Food Safety systems are state-of-the-art and we continue to invest heavily in new technology to make sure they remain that way.

  • We put our suppliers through a rigorous selection process that doesn’t end with our first purchase.
  • We monitor every load delivered to our plants to verify the safety and quality of the ingredients we use to make pet food.
  • We perform tests on finished pet foods before they are shipped to our customers.
  • We manufacture every pet food we sell, in plants that we own; our plants are ISO 9001:2008 certified for Quality Management and ISO 22000 certified for Food Safety.

How do I know which Royal Canin diet is right for my pet?

Based on size, age, lifestyle, and breed, each cat or dog has unique nutritional needs. For healthy pets, use our Product Selector to find the right diet for your cat or dog.

If your pet is experiencing health issues, please refer to your veterinarian for more information. Your veterinarian will consider multiple factors when recommending an appropriate diet.

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  • Good food for a cat like me.

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    I love all food... too much by the looks of me. My momcat has me on this Calorie Control food to trim down. It is healthy and good for me. I have dropped a pound...2 more to go.

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    I am so glad that I chose to join Chewy.com. It is So convenient!! I order in the morning and for the past two orders, I have had my merchandise the very next day, if not the second day. Unbelievably fast service and great packaging. I have done the math and it is cost-effective. And what's nice is, that you control and adjust your times of shipment!! Thanks Chewy.com and I'm glad I joined your company. A happy customer with two happy puppies and 2 kitties!!

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    Been using this food to help my cat lose weight, it has worked great. We tried another weight loss food, and he refused to eat. That is not the way I want him to lose weight. He really likes this one so we will be sticking with it.

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  • GIGI LIKES IT !! :)

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    WHEN I TOOK MY CAT TO HER DOCTOR FOR HER CHECK UP, HE PUT HER ON A DIET ! SHE ONLY WEIGHS 16LBS. LOL. SO HE SUGGESTED ROYAL CAIN LOW CALORIE. SO OF COURSE I WENT STRAIGHT TO CHEWY. AND THEY TOOK CARE OF ME. I LOVE CHEWY!! THANK YOU CHEWY. :)

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  • Calorie Control dry cat food

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    Has helped keep my cats weight under control. Been on it for at least three years. They are healthy & happy.

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  • cats love this and they are dropping weight.

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    Product agrees with the cats, no throwing up. and they like it it is also aiding in slimming the big one down

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  • Good

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    My vet recommended it a few years back. Cats like it. It was nice to get a break in price.

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  • Seamus likes it!

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    Seamus is eating this well. We have great hopes it will help him lose weight! Our first bag and will buy more.

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  • Both cats seem to like it very much.

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    Only one cat needs the diet dry food but both cats like it and so are feeding it to both. I supplement it with other food for the cat that does not need to control its diet.

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  • My cat loves this new food

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    This weight loss food was recommended by my vet to help my cat lose a few pounds. He loves it - chowing it down faster than his previous food. After getting approval from the vet, the food came relatively quickly.

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