Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Dental Dry Cat Food, 7.7-lb bag

By Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
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About This Item


  • A veterinary-exclusive formula for cats that are prone to dental tartar and plaque buildup.
  • Clinically proven to reduce plaque buildup and maintain oral care; accepted by the VOHC.
  • Exclusive kibble helps reduce plaque accumulation and tartar buildup by creating a tooth-brushing effect when cats chew.
  • Helps control hairball formation with a precise blend of fibers to help ingested hairs pass through your cat’s stool.
  • This diet has the exclusive S/O Index, which means it promotes a urinary environment unfavorable to the development of both struvite and calcium oxalate crystals.

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Questions & Answers

10 Customer Questions

Can anyone tell me the difference between the the Royal Canin Dental and the Royal Canin Oral Care food?
Answer by ChewyFeb 05, 2018
The main difference between this formula and the Royal Canin Oral Care Dry Cat Food is that the Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Dental Dry Cat Food promotes a healthy urinary system with Royal Canin Urinary S/O Index® to prevent the formation of harmful crystals, and requires a prescription.

How many calories are there in a cup of this food?
Answer by ChewyJan 16, 2022
This variety contains 294 kcal/cup (3,582 kcal/kg). For a complete list of ingredients and the guaranteed analysis, click the “Nutritional Info” tab on the product page.

How many cups of food per bag?
Answer by ChewyOct 21, 2018
There's approximately 30.8 cups of food in the 7.7 pound bag.

How long does this food stay fresh once the bag is opened?
Answer by ChewyAug 20, 2022
For dry diets, palatability of the kibble remains at its best for one month after the bag is opened, however will be fine for up to two months so long as the bag is stored properly, in a cool, dry, airtight container.

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141 Customer Reviews

Always consult a veterinarian about your pet’s health needs. Customer reviews should not be used as medical advice.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Sage on Jul 16, 2023

Cat wont touch it

my male cat, just turned 3 just wont touch it, he got a few teeth removed so its probably too big for his mouth to chew, since he also has stomatitis, so he just wont touch it at all, but my other kitty with no dental problems and all her teeth, same age, eats them, so kind of a waste? cant say i recommend, but i dont say its bad? cause i just dont know lol!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Rose on May 28, 2023

Proper use

For those complaining about the kibble size, it is supposed to be large to promote chewing and it scaling of tarter off of the teeth. Also I’ve read reviews saying ppl mix it into their other food, that’s counterintuitive. It is meant to be fed separately from the cats regular diet to make sure they are throughly chewing each kibble and not swallowing anything whole. Recommended feeding as an after dinner treat

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Monique on Apr 29, 2023

Lucky that my cat will eat this

She's been prescribed this cat food since seemingly always has gingivitis. I feel lucky that she'll eat it because this only comes in chicken and she normally prefers fish. She seems to enjoy this and eats it readily, so it's great. It's expensive, but also extremely effective. Her breath is fresh as a daisy. It's crazy to hear, but true!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Adream on May 3, 2023

I have called Chewy several times in the past few weeks trying to figure out how to place the orders something that my husband always did for me. You have more than patient with me I really apricate all the help that you have given me.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Ziggy1 on Mar 30, 2023

Big Pieces of food.

I purchased this from my veterinarian. My cats love it, me not so much. The pieces are big, so big that they are leaving a mess of crumbs in the bowl and surrounding the bowl. Obviously they are wasting a lot of the food and making a mess. I will probably mix it in with another dry food and hopefully avoid so much waste and mess. I do repeat though, my cats LOVE it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Starryjean on Mar 18, 2023

These are absolutely giant

Uploading a photo for comparison. Left food is Royal Canin kitten, middle is Royal Canin Urinary so and right is Royal Canin dental. None of my four cats can eat this food. It looks like it is meant as dog food. Feels potentially dangerous as a choking hazard. I can not fathom why Royal Canin did not make this more reasonably sized for felines.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By plwyman on Nov 22, 2022

Really helps with tartar build up!

I was really happy when various vendors came out with specialized dental foods a few years ago. The dental treats offered by many companies didn't really seem to do much for my plaque-building cat so I started brushing his teeth every other day, as well. The non-RX dental food I tried at first really helped with the tartar, for which I was grateful. This, plus brushing, kept my cat from needing a procedural cleaning for 3 years. Then, for no apparent reason, all four cats stopped liking that particular brand. Hard to know what changed. My vet recommended trying the Royal Canin Dental, instead, which I did. It's quite similar in size and also helps with tartar build up. It has become the most requested food by all four cats even though some of them really don't need it. What makes it so attractive? I'm not sure. I feed my cats other dry foods, as well, and put the Royal Canin Dental chunks on top. They all have their favorites, and generally will eat some of each, but the one that always needs replacing is the RC Dental. It's only been three months but I'm hoping the attraction will last. You will need a Rx from your vet for this RC Dental. Chewy will attempt to contact them if you provide your vet's details. One vet just approved it via phone while my new vet wrote me a Rx which I photographed and forwarded to Chewy. Highly recommended for your plaque-building cats!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Janet on Jun 5, 2022

My cat likes it!

My cat likes this vet recommended food. I hope it will help keep her teeth clean to avoid any more extractions.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Oxie on Jan 18, 2022

My picky kitties love it, and their breath is sweet

My vet specialized in veterinary medicine, and she said my last old boy essentially died from gum disease. She convinced me to start my kitties licking poultry-flavored toothpaste off of a pet toothbrush from kitten hood, and they now expect if I am going to brush my teeth, they get their turn too. Maite is coming up on two years old, which is still young, but the freshness of her breath is rather marked. This is good for me, because she wants to groom my face all the time, and I don’t want to rebuff her. The fact that her breath is so fresh really helps. My old boy used this kibble, so I had some sitting around. My young girls think this kibble is the best thing around. They hate anything new, so I was shocked (I’ve been giving them what they were being fed as babies). Now we have seamlessly moved from kitten kibble to a complete adult kibble, and I couldn’t be happier.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bluesie on Mar 30, 2022

Bacon Bits

My cats love these, thus we call them bacon bits. We mix one part of this to two parts another food, but sometimes they eat out the bacon bits and beg for more. :) Tartar scores have been low.