Rated 5 out of 5
by Pooh13 It helped to get my diabetic dog regulated
My dog (12 year old hairless Chinese Crested pictured with the pink googles on) was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago. She was a little over weight 13 pounds, and needed to lose a few pounds. Her Dr suggested that we put her on this food. I knew that she would eat it, because she will eat just about anything you put in front of her:) It was hard in the beginning, although she loved the food, she went from 1/2 cup of food twice a day, to 1/4 of a cup of food twice a day. It hurt me to see her so hungry. But we had to do it! After a few months on the food, plus daily exercise (3 miles a day), she was down to a healthy weight of 8-9 pounds. She has maintained this weight for the past 9 months, and is finally regulated with her diabetes. She did go blind a few months after diagnosis, but she had the surgery to restore her eyes, and now she can see again. I know that has nothing to do with the food. But I like to tell that story :P I'm just so thrilled that she can see again :)
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PennyPincher Both dogs ate full bowl, ignored other brands
Two service dogs. Due to their unusually 'immediate' acceptance of this brand of RX food #for gastrointestinal issues#, we decided to see if they were inordinately hungry or really liked this canned dog food better. They selected this one hands down. Details below.
Additionally, the one dog no longer has periodic vomiting, belching, or drooling as though he was going to do one of the first two.
Brand test in our own small Midwest kitchen
1. Put down 3 bowls.
--One "popular" brand non-RX
--One somewhat expensive brand that produced their initial RX food #company also produces non-RX dog food#
--This Royal Canin RX Gastrointestinal canned dog food
2. Both dogs sniffed all three bowls.
3. Both returned to this bowl, ate it All #actually, "gobbled" is more like it#, and totally ignored the other 2 bowls.
4. Left the other two bowls out for 2 days.
5. Neither dog would eat the other 2 dog foods, and they whined to eat. As soon as we put this dog food down, they immediately gobbled it up.
6. Over two months later, same results. So I donated our 2.5 cases of the other dog food brands to the local 'pound.'
August 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by stilllearning It's Magic!
Joey, our chihuahua mix, is prone to bouts of pancreatitis. Although he didn't ever seem to be in pain, meals, when he chose to eat them, would become a long, drawn out process.
Periodically, he would have raging bouts of diarrhea, mainly during the middle of the night. I'll spare you the details, except to say it's not how you would want to greet the new day. Ew!
Until the last bout, we always attributed the diarrhea to him accidentally getting a table scrap; the eating "process" we attributed to his delightfully quirky personality.
Three weeks ago, the diarrhea monster struck again, but this time we knew no errant table scraps were to blame, so off to the vet with Joey.
Apparently the cause of the diarrhea attacks were pretty obvious to the vet, since he immediately prescribed Royal Canin's Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal Low Fat LF Canned Dog Food.
Joey dove into the first serving. He loved it and "The Process" was over. The birds started singing.
The next day, no diarrhea and he dove into the food like there was no tomorrow. The sun began shining.
Three diarrhea-free and "Process-Free" weeks later, all is right with Joey's world and ours.
Thank you Royal Canin for making such a wonderful product available and thank you Chewy for the hassle-free ordering!
August 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DogwithAllergies I use the wet and dry food
my dog has been very ill, had a massive infection. Lost alot of weight. very nauseous. diarrhea(diaherria was caused by another food) we almost lost him -- he was so ill.
Royal Canin GI Low Fat has been easy on his stomach and I think the low fat additionally made the food easier on his stomach too. While he was barely eatting --I was feeding his meds inside a small amount of RC GI LF wet food then 1/4 can --1/2 can of the wet food. Small amounts of the wet food offered many times a day. Diaherria stopped, vomitting stopped and he would eat and hold down the food. I have now been feeding RC/GI/LF dry food 4 x a day ( smaller amounts) and his medication in a ball of RC GI LF wet food . he has gained his weight back now. He is still not competely well. he is still having a problem and we are testing to find the problem , but the fact that he was gained his weight back and is eating again has made him much stronger!! and has given us time to culture and test and find what medication will kill the infection.
April 8, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lindagene Icky
I know this is the go-to brand for low protein canned food, but this stuff is disgusting. It's the consistency of thick plaster, and I have to keep re-breaking it up so my small dog can get hold of a mouthful. It's so sticky that the cans are impossible to clean, meaning they can't go in the recycle bin. Surely somebody can come up with a better lo-pro solution.
August 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ellie Great for dogs with intestinal issues!
It was a pleasure to be able to order this online. It's not readily available in the pet stores but is with some veterinarians. The only down side I had was that when I placed my order I didn't see an option for choice of delivery method and I was beginning to get very nervous when I was down to 1 can left for 2 dogs on the day it was finally delivered. This being said I will order from here again now that I know it's a slow delivery.
August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosel My little guy loves this food.
Riley's 15 pounds of trouble..lol and often turns his nose up at other food . Trying this Royal Canin...so far, so good. He had a bad bout of pancreatitis, and the ER docs recommended this and one other brand. Added bonus....you can form small meatballs with it to hide pills.
August 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlorencePS About $10 less a case for this Prescribed Dog Food
$10 less than my vet, so very happy about that. My dog just loves this Royal Canin
And as a caveat to the question, "do you recommend this product" only if a person's dog needs it and has it prescribed by a vet, then I'd say wholeheartedly, "Yes."
August 23, 2016