Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal Fiber Response Dry Cat Food, 8.8-lb bag

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Description

The gastrointestinal tract includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and colon. Therefore, gastrointestinal disease is defined as any abnormality involving one or more of these structures. This diet is also formulated to help maintain the balance of gastrointestinal microflora and intestinal mucosal integrity

Key Benefits

  • Feline Gastrointestinal Fiber Response is a highly digestible, palatable, complete and balanced cat food
  • Contains a combination of highly digestible proteins, prebiotics and EPA & DHA help support digestive health
  • Optimal blend of insoluble and soluble fiber supports healthy digestive transit and maintain intestinal health
  • Eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids help nourish the digestive system
  • Royal Canin Urinary S/O Index® promotes a urinary environment unfavorable to the development of both struvite and calcium oxalate crystals

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
    48747
  • Weight
    8.8 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Prescription Food

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

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

Caloric Content

3,687 kcal/kg, 361 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 29.0% min
Crude Fat 13.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.7% max
Moisture 8.0% max
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0.18% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.08% min

Feeding Instructions

Weight Tendency to become Overweight Daily Feeding (Cups) Ideal Weight Daily Feeding (Cups)
4.4 lbs 1/4 3/8
5.5 lbs 3/8 3/8
6.6 lbs 3/8 1/2
7.7 lbs 3/8 1/2
8.8 lbs 1/2 1/2
9.9 lbs 1/2 5/8
11 lbs 1/2 5/8
13.2 lbs 5/8 3/4
15.4 lbs 5/8 7/8
17.6 lbs 3/4 7/8
19.8 lbs 3/4 1
22 lbs 7/8 1

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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  • Maybe...Haven't stopped buying it.

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    Been using this for over a year. Vet switched from another GI/Hairball formula for kitty with recalcitrant, lifelong "neurotic colitis" aka poop panic attacks/litter box avoidance, travel, thunderstorms, etc. It made stools noticeably bulkier. It had no other obvious effects apart from also controlling hairball problems. After his last episode when we switched to this food, neither this, lactulose, pumpkin, anxiety medications, etc. got the scaredy cat back to using the litter box to poop, instead of the mat. Then just recently, we switched to Dr. Elsey's litter and he is using the box for everything again. This food was not a panacea, but we continue because it at least eliminates certain Been using this for over a year. Vet switched from another GI/Hairball formula for kitty with recalcitrant, lifelong "neurotic colitis" aka poop panic attacks/litter box avoidance, travel, thunderstorms, etc. It made stools noticeably bulkier. It had no other obvious effects apart from also controlling hairball problems. After his last episode when we switched to this food, neither this, lactulose, pumpkin, anxiety medications, etc. got the scaredy cat back to using the litter box to poop, instead of the mat. Then just recently, we switched to Dr. Elsey's litter and he is using the box for everything again. This food was not a panacea, but we continue because it at least eliminates certain variables in a high maintenance, 3-cat household. But if I had to choose between lactulose and this food, I would go with the lactulose. Fortunately, I do not. We keep using it to prevent future episodes but it did not resolve all the issues with this kitty single-handedly. It has helped keep triggers at bay. That's good enough for us. … more

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  • Excellent product

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    I have a cat with IBS. She's been on a prescription diet (not Royal Canin) since I first had her - about 8 years. In scrolling through the cat food products on chewy.com, I saw the Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal Fiber Response Dry Food, checked with my vet who OK'd the change. Delivery was quick, and I've been mixing it half and half with her old food. There was a substantial change for the better in the cat's stool within a few days of eating the Royal Canin. I will definitely keep her on this food, and am delighted that I can order it from chewy.com at a more reasonable price and fast delivery. A+

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  • miracle food for constipation

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    My cat has struggled with constipation and mega colon for years. This has cured and solved years of suffering. My vet says many cats have had the same results. I have found in my case, my cat does not need to be on this product 100 percent of time, but i do ensure she has a good sized bowl at one of her meals. In addition to solving a bad problem, cats also like the taste allot. I wish they would clean up the questionable ingredients like corn. Despite that i highly recommend.

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  • Best food for troubled tummy

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    My cat is finicky and would refuse all other constipation fixes. She loves this food and virtually overnight her sad straining cries that used to break my heart stopped. This food is definitely worth the price tag and Chewy is the least expensive place I've found to order it. I highly recommend it. If your cat has been having issues ask your vet about this food right away.

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  • So far, so good...

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    My cat has IBD, and needs special food. The kind I was giving her is being discontinued, and this is what my vet suggested. I haven't started actually giving it to her yet, but I gave her a few pieces to see how she would react, and she loved it. Next I will mix it with her old food and then ease her into the new food slowly, but I don't think it will be a problem. Now if it is just easy on her tummy.....

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  • Didn't help

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    This food might be good for some cats but didn't help with mine. He is gone now as he kept getting backed up even with this food for two years almost. I truly believe in strictly canned food for megacolon cats, it has so much more moisture. Dry has very little moisture so it doesn't work no matter what the other ingredients are. Very disappointed with this food.

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  • Helping my cat with Mega Colon tremendously!!!!

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    I had been giving my cat Lactalose every day for the last year or so and had to find a dry food to put down while away for a couple days. I started him on this food before I left, and noticed he was more 'regular.' When I continued him on it, I was able to stop giving him medicine and he has a bowel movement every day now!!!! It feels like a miracle. Thank you for this food! No more liquid medicine for this boy (at least for now!)

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  • Food Makes a Big Difference!

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    I have a cat with megacolon. He is only 5 years old. He had blockage twice within a week. I thought we were going to lose him. With him eating this dryfood and 2 types of medicine twice a day mixed with canned food. He is having no problems and seems like his old self. Playing with his brothers and stalking our female cat. No more hard stools.

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  • Starting off with a bang

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    My cat has had IBD much of his life and a severe case the last few years. We have tried everything including a wide variety of foods. It's too early to say how long it will work - we just started on it a few weeks ago - but he likes it and almost immediately no longer had his major IBD problems. Keeping my fingers crossed...

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  • No problem

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    This is a prescription food for my cat. At first I didn't want the hassle of calling my vet to get a prescription sent to Chewy. Because of the door to door delivery service I did call the vet asking if it was ok for them to give out the prescription. No problem. Chewy followed up with the vet calls and it was soon at my door. Great service.

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