ROYAL CANIN VETERINARY DIET Adult Renal Support Early Consult Dry Cat Food, 8.8-lb bag -

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Renal Support Early Consult Dry Cat Food

By Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
Rated 4.2742 out of 5 stars
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About This Item


  • A selection of nutrients which meets the nutritional needs of aging cats. Enriched with New Zealand Green Mussel. Reduced phosphorus content.
  • Adequate formula and daily rations to help maintain ideal weight in aging cats
  • Formulated to help support cats with early signs of aging, providing nutrients, including antioxidants, and New Zealand Green Mussel.
  • Promotes digestive health with a combination of highly digestible proteins and balanced fibers, including prebiotics, and provides glucosamine and chondroitin.
  • Features S/O index to help promote a healthy urinary environment.

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About Royal Canin Kidney Health for Cats

Concerned about Your Cat’s Kidney Health?

The healthy functioning of your cat’s kidneys is essential to them living a healthy life. Their kidneys serve as a filtering system that helps remove toxins and waste from blood. You should always work with your veterinarian to monitor your cat’s kidney health.

Support Your Cat’s Quality of Life Through Kidney Health Challenges

Feed a Specific Renal Diet

Your veterinarian can recommend the right diet to support your cat’s kidney function.

Encourage Drinking Water

Make sure that your cat always has fresh and clean water available. Offering them moist food can also support hydration.

Stimulate Your Cat’s Appetite

Offer your cat a nutritional option with different taste, smell, and texture to help ensure food intake, especially for pets with a poor appetite.

How Nutrition Can Help

Your veterinarian may recommend a formula that includes:

Digestive Support

A combination of highly digestible proteins, balanced fibers, prebiotics and EPA + DHA to support digestive health.

Antioxidant Complex

Enriched with a blend of antioxidants to promote tissue and cellular health.

Kidney Support

Modified phosphorous and protein to support kidney function.

Adapted Energy

Adapted energy content to reduce meal volume and help compensate for a decreased appetite.

Add Variety and Remember to Set Autoship

Offering a range of aromas and textures can help ensure palatability and adequate food intake. Also, remember to set Autoship to make sure that your cat always has their veterinarian’s recommended nutrition.

About Royal Canin

What sets Royal Canin apart is their close collaboration with veterinarians. Through these professional partnerships, they strive to learn everything they can about pet health, including how different formulas perform for different breeds, sizes, lifestyles and therapeutic conditions. Ongoing research and development allows Royal Canin to keep providing the precise nutrition dogs need for a range of medical conditions.

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Questions & Answers

10 Customer Questions

Is Feline renal support replacing the Senior consult?
Answer by ChewyJul 29, 2021
Recently, the Feline Senior Consult has an updated name- Feline Renal Support Early Consult. While this product has a new name, it does not have ingredient changes or changes in the calories/cup.

what is the phosphorus content will this diest help kidney failure
Answer by ChewyMar 14, 2021
This formula contains approximately 0.55% Phosphorus content on an as fed basis (0.59% on a dry matter basis).This food helps to promote a healthy bladder and prevents the formation of urinary crystals..

Does anyone know what the kibble size is on this product? How large each kibble is? My cat has tooth issues and needs smaller pieces.
Answer by ChewyJun 17, 2020
The Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Senior Consult Dry Cat Food kibble is smaller in size than a chocolate M&M and is roundish square in shape.

Is this food for digestive issues? One of our cats is 15 years old. Thank you
Answer by ChewyMar 25, 2021
This recipe is formulated by veterinarians to support optimal healthy feline aging in all breeds of senior cats. It features a mix of fibers and prebiotics that will keep your cat's digestive system in tip-top shape. Due to your pet's condition, we recommend consulting your veterinarian to ensure this would be a good fit for your pet's current dietary plan.

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Rated 4.2742 out of 5 stars
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62 Customer Reviews

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

All My Cats Love This and It Works

This early support renal diet has kept my cats' kidney disease from progressing into stage 3. One has had stage 2 disease for 8 years now and his sister is in stage 1 now. Given their elderly ages I expect that without this diet over the years that he would've died from his kidney disease and that both his sisters would've progressed further in renal disease. And they like both the wet and the kibble form. We've tried all the various prescription brands. Purina's was not well liked and Hill's Science quit making their canned early support renal food. Royal Canin is good quality and the cats like it.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Slinkee on Jan 13, 2023

Very tasty

My kitty is new to this food.He likes it better than the early kidney dry food from Purina. I didn't give it 5 stars for the simple reason that sometimes he will not eat it.I believe this is due to digestive issues rather than the food.What seems to be working best.. this is a work in to give him a little dish with wet food ( with added probiotics) on one side and dry food on the other. He seems to need small meals or he gets acid reflux and feels really bad. My other cats WISH they needed this food! I hope they never do!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on Jan 3, 2023

Not the same

My 13-year-old Kitty was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 kidney disease. My vet recommended this food and had an open bag near expiration that she gave me a sample of to try. My cat was crazy for it every time I fed it to her. So I purchased a new bag from Chewy. And she simply will not touch it. I emailed Royal Canin and of course they said nothing had changed. But I have read some other reviews that they changed the packaging and pets will not eat it anymore. Maybe the packaging is affecting the taste. It's either that or the formulation. Something has definitely changed whether they will admit it or not. To test this theory I got another bag from my vet and she ate it again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By dinamyt on Mar 6, 2023

Great customer service

I can count on Chewy to update me on my orders and deliveries have always been made in a timely manner.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Badenthecorgi on Oct 28, 2022

we have a winner!

I came home with this and my cat immediately got excited and I couldn’t get the bag open fast enough for him! He ran towards his bowl and as soon as I poured the food he scarfed it down like it was the best food he’s ever eaten. I wasn’t expecting this but I’m so happy he likes his new food and it will keep him healthy so well worth the money

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Abbygirl on Oct 26, 2022

My 4 cats love it

This is my cats favorite Dry cat food which is great because they need this for early kidney issues that could come up because my cats are 12 and 14 years old. Thanks Royal Canin and thanks Chewy! They eat the dry food to supplement the Royal Canin wet food which they love also.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KittyCondos on Nov 11, 2022

Great Product

All of my senior cats love the formula. Easy transition from old food. Does not irritate their tummies at all. No vomiting or GI issues at all.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By junk on Jul 31, 2022

Don't waste your money!

My cat Archie is in the early stages of kidney disease so the vet recommended that I put him on this diet. The ingredients are awful - corn, gluten, meat by products. And apparently it tastes bad as my cat would not eat one single kibble. So left it out to see if my other cats (3) would eat this. NOT ONE SINGLE CAT WOULD EVEN TOUCH THIS!!!! So now I have a product that cost @ $65 that is totally worthless and in time will be thrown out. We will stick with Farmina, which is wholesome, great ingredients and all 4 cats love it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By shorty1cat on Nov 11, 2022

picky cat loves this food

This is the only kidney food my kitty will eat and he likes it . Just started so don’t know the effects on his bloodwork yet

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Maddy on Aug 17, 2022

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet

My cat eats this without any problem. In general, Royal Canin seems to have be well flavored products. The price is a bit high, even for a small bag. Chewy has verified the prescription with my vet and shipped the item in record time.