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

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The carefully formulated Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Gastrointestinal High Energy Dry Cat Food is designed to help keep your kitty’s tummy healthy for a happy furbaby and a happy you, too! It delivers the nutrition your kitty needs when recovering from issues like vomiting, diarrhea and appetite loss. The high calorie and high fat content means you can feed your kitty smaller portions, making this food paw-some for cats who have reduced appetites or who need to gain some weight. Prebiotics support a balance of good gut bacteria, while a blend of dietary fibers supports healthy digestion. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil help to nourish and soothe kitty’s GI tract for a comfy tummy. This formula also supports urinary health by helping to prevent bladder crystal formation.

Key Benefits
  • Prescription diet specifically formulated to support healthy digestion in your kitty.
  • Higher fat and calorie content is ideal for cats who need to gain weight or who have reduced appetites.
  • Highly digestible proteins and prebiotics support digestive health and optimal stool quality.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil and a blend of fibers support GI health.
  • Helps to prevent the development of bladder crystals for urinary health.

Veterinary Authorization

This item needs authorization from your veterinarian. Simply provide your pet and vet clinic information at Checkout and we'll follow up with your veterinarian to confirm. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by uploading a scan or photo of it to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

Diet Transitioning

Pets can be sensitive to sudden changes in their diets. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a gradual transition plan to best support your pet's health and product effectiveness. Ask your Veterinarian about the best way to transition your pet to a new food.

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  • Item Number
    48752
  • Weight
    8.8 pounds
  • Brand
    Royal Canin
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Special Diet
    Sensitive Digestion, Pea-Free, Veterinary Diet
Nutritional Info
Ingredients

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

Original: Chicken By-Product Meal, Chicken Fat, Brown Rice, Brewer's 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

New: 3890 kcal/kg, 440 kcal/cup

Original: 3,904 kcal/kg, 441 kcal/cup

New:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein30.0% min
Crude Fat20.0% min
Crude Fiber7.4% max
Moisture8.0% max
EPA + DHA0.18% min
Potassium0.6% min
Sodium0.44% min
Vitamin E385 IU/kg min
Ascorbic Acid160 mg/kg min

Original:

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein30.0% min
Crude Fat20.0% min
Crude Fiber7.0% max
Moisture8.0% max
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)0.18% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)0.09% min
Feeding Instructions

New:

WeightUnderweight Daily Feeding (cup)Ideal Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
4.4 lbs3/81/4
6.6 lbs1/23/8
8.8 lbs1/21/2
13 lbs3/45/8
17 lbs7/83/4

Original:

WeightTendency to become Overweight Daily Feeding (cup)Ideal Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
4.4 lbs1/41/4
5.5 lbs1/43/8
6.6 lbs1/43/8
7.7 lbs3/83/8
8.8 lbs3/81/2
9.9 lbs3/81/2
11 lbs3/81/2
13.2 lbs1/25/8
15.4 lbs1/25/8
17.6 lbs5/83/4
19.8 lbs5/87/8
22 lbs3/47/8

Feline Growth

AgeTarget Adult Weight 6 lbs Daily Feeding (cup)Target Adult Weight 11 lbs Daily Feeding (cup)
3 Months1/25/8
6 Months1/23/4
9 Months3/85/8
12 Months3/81/2

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 - 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 - 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

Pets can be sensitive to sudden changes in their diets. For this reason, it is extremely important to follow a gradual transition plan to best support your pet's health and product effectiveness. It is recommended to follow at least a 7-day transition plan before exclusively feeding your pet a new food. Cats will often refuse mixed diets, so we recommend adding the new food to a separate bowl from the old food. Start by mixing 75% of your pet's current diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the current diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the current diet with 75% of the new diet. On Day 7, you can feed your pet the new food exclusively. Ask your Veterinarian about the best way to transition your pet to a new food.

Transition DayCurrent DietNew Diet
Days 1-275%25%
Days 3-450%50%
Days 5-625%75%
Day 70%100%
FAQ

Why should I buy veterinary diets from Chewy?

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How do I order veterinary diets?

  1. Search for the diet your veterinarian recommends and add it to your cart. You can purchase your veterinary diets along with any other items you need.
  2. At Checkout, you'll be asked for your pet's name and veterinary clinic information so we can confirm that the item is authorized by your veterinarian.
  3. Place your order and we'll take care of contacting your veterinarian. If you have a copy of your authorization, you can expedite the process by uploading a scan or photo of it to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

If your clinic needs more information from you or recommends a different diet, we'll let you know immediately.

I have a copy of the authorization from my veterinarian. Can I send it to you?

Yes. If you have a paper copy of your veterinarian's authorization, you can upload a scan or photo to the Prescriptions section in your account or your order confirmation. You can also email it to vetdiet@chewy.com.

Can I use a veterinarian's authorization if it was written by a veterinarian out of state? Yes. We accept valid authorizations from anywhere in the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico.

Why do I need a veterinarian's authorization?

Veterinary diets are formulated with the precise ingredients and nutrients needed to address specific medical issues. Because these diets are formulated for medical issues, veterinary authorization is needed to advise you on the best way to give them to your pet and to monitor your pet's health while they are on the diet.

Can someone else (such as a caretaker or family member) place an order for my pet?

Yes, but we'll need them to contact us and provide the full name of the pet's owner after the order is placed. This is so the veterinary clinic can locate your pet's records when we contact them. Email us at vetdiet@chewy.com or call us 24/7 at 1-800-672-4399.

Do authorizations expire?

Yes. Your veterinarian will tell us when your authorization expires and how many refills you have before they'd like you to check back in with them.

Can I set up automatic refills? Yes. Sign up for Autoship at Checkout and select how often you need refills. We'll automatically ship your veterinary diets for as long as your authorization allows. If you run out of refills or your authorization expires, we'll automatically contact your veterinarian for a new authorization.

What if I have more questions? How can I reach the veterinary diets team at Chewy?

Email us at vetdiet@chewy.com, start a chat on Chewy.com, or call us anytime at 1-800-672-4399. We're here for you 24/7.

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