Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Selected Protein PD Dry Cat Food

By Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
Rated 4.5229 out of 5 stars
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  • A veterinary-exclusive diet made with pea, duck, and hydrolyzed soy for cats and kittens with food sensitivities.
  • Complete and balanced diet that can be used for elimination diet trials and long-term nutrition.
  • Provides limited ingredients that are rarely associated with food sensitivities in cats.
  • Promotes healthy skin and a shiny coat with EPA and DHA, omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil.
  • Reinforces the skin barrier with essential nutrients to support healthy skin in cats with skin sensitivity and irritation.

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About Royal Canin Dermatology For Cats

Worried About Your Cat’s Skin Health?

Skin health concerns are common and can appear anywhere on your cat’s body. Your veterinarian is the expert on your cat’s health, so you should always consult with this trusted advisor to find the best solutions for your pet. This specialized expertise is why Royal Canin works closely with veterinarians to develop formulas that support skin health.

Common Causes of Skin Health Concerns

Environmental Sensitivities

Pollen, plants and dust are environmental factors that can trigger an immune response in some cats.

Food Sensitivities

Your veterinarian may recommend a diet elimination trial to help determine if your pet has a sensitivity to certain proteins in his current diet.


Your cat can pick up external parasites such as mites, fleas, ticks and lice from contaminated sources, both indoors and out.


Kittens, older cats, and cats that have recently been ill may be more susceptible to bacterial infections that can lead to skin health concerns.

How Can Nutrition Help?

Your veterinarian may recommend a Royal Canin Dermatology formula for your cat. These special formulations can:

Aid digestive health by regulating movement through the GI tract and supporting balanced digestive flora

Support the skin’s natural protective barrier

Aid cellular health with a complex blend of antioxidants.

Promote healthy skin and coat by providing long chain omega-3 fatty acids in the diet

Find The Perfect Balance

With a dry and wet feeding routine, dry food supports positive oral health while wet food supports healthy hydration.


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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 cats need for a range of medical conditions.

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Questions & Answers

11 Customer Questions

What is the difference between “PD”, “PR”, and “PV”? Thanks!
Answer by ChewyMar 15, 2018
The PD formula is Duck protein, the PR formula is Rabbit protein, and the PV formula is Venison protein.

What is the phosphorus content of this food? My vet and I believe my cat has a food allergy, but she also has early onset kidney disease and low phosphorus content is a must.
Answer by ChewyMay 29, 2020
The phosphorous content of the Selected Protein PD Dry for cats is 1% on an as-fed basis.

What are the size of the kibble?
Answer by ChewyMay 29, 2023
The kibble for this recipe is a triangle shape and is approximately 1/4 of in inch.

What exactly is "duck by-product meal"?
Answer by ChewyMar 28, 2023
The duck by-products are the ground, clean parts of the duck, which include internal organs, bone/cartilage, and other parts. Royal Canin only uses high-quality by-products such as hearts, livers, and lungs and when processed properly, by-products provide valuable nutrients for the pet.

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153 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 meowmix on Aug 25, 2023

Beware paw / skin problems with this food

My cat ate grain free dry and some wet his whole life (primarily chicken). He started vomiting a lot and had a big flare up. After an ultrasound vet suspected IBD. He started this food and just loved it. Vomiting solved! Over time his paws started to develop sores, and bleed. After about a year his paws were a mess and bleeding on everything. The vets never suspected food since it had cured his vomiting. Finally he developed respiratory issues (inflammation). I started mixing in some grain free duck to see if it helped. His symptoms seemed better with less if the PD. I finally switched to grain free venison from a different brand and his paws are almost completely healed after about 2 months. Vets will never suspect this food so please consider it if your cat gets sick after a few months of this food, especially if your cat is not accustomed to eating filler like soy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Carrie on May 1, 2023

It's working for us

One of my cats gets diarrhea with all wet food and most dry food. We had him on a dry-only diet (the Purina Pro Plan Gastroenteric one) for about three years and that failed, too. I guess he built up a tolerance? Right now, we've been using this for about 18 months and it's still working. We switch back and forth between the PD and the PR and it seems to keep my cat happy, while keeping the litterbox not looking like a marsh. I use the 8.8 lb pound bag and feed it to both my cats (I don't risk my one fuzzball having "cheat days" with wet food). I tried the wet-food version of this stuff (both the PD and PR) and it still gave my cat diarrhea. Yes, this food is expensive, but the dry food version works for us. I'm glad my cat isn't having the runs for days on end.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Yingglad on May 25, 2023

My cat love it

Very good diet for cats with special needs, especially for my cat, who has food allergy with very picky eating habits. He loves the food so much, I don’t have to worry about him being sick due to food allergy.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Robert on Aug 14, 2023

Didn’t like it

It’s probably a high quality food but unfortunately my cat didn’t like the taste of it

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on Mar 21, 2023

Excellent quality and my cat loves it!

I was nervous about switching to a Veterinary Diet esp a limited ingredient diet and my cat not liking the taste. My cat loves the PD! The dry bag is expensive, but lasts a long time (8lb bag). I've raised other cats and a dog on the regular Royal Canin food and have always been pleased with the quality of the product and the noticeable effects on those cat's and dog's coats. Chewy saved the day when I needed to order this on the fly. I'm very appreciative. Thanks!!!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Gary on Mar 12, 2023

Helpful for cat with IBD

Our 2 year old cat has really bad IBD. Nothing helped. Other Dry food made it soo much WORSE. This is the first dry food that he has eaten in the last year that hasnt made him super sick. Compared to the wet food version, he feels fuller after eating. He drinks much more water because theres not as much moisture as the wet food, but its helping right now. Gave a lower star because the price is ridiculous.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Ivy1 on Mar 13, 2023

Cats love it

I got the wet version for one of my cats, but I also use this as back up, and give a few bites to my other two cats as well. They all love it - think it's a treat.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Scrabblesdad on Dec 19, 2022

Did not agree with Scrabble

Unfortunately, Scrabble did not react well to this food (the dry version of his current wet-food Rx diet). That doesn't mean he didn't like it, though. We "hid" the 8 lb bag in a closet, which he promptly found and chewed through the bag and had a nice little feast! Ha! But he threw it all up a few minutes later. I'm sure it's a perfectly fine product, just not for Scrabble.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sergio on Mar 21, 2023

Best prescription food

Royal canin PD has really help my pets needs. This food is really helping him with his issues.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars