3 Stars By Ashleigh C. on 2017-03-21
No longer for senior cats (10+), now adult (7+)
I use to like this because I thought it was targeted towards senior cats and it seemed to help my cat by giving her the appropriate nutrients she needed at her old age. However now the bag changed, now the product is for 7+. I do not know if the formula changed but my cat is a senior (16 years old) and I want to get her food that is specific to that age range so I am no longer buying this if it was or now is intended for 7+. I switched to Hill's Science Diet for 11+. This food is not bad and is good for older cats, but I just want to make sure my cat's senior needs are especially met.
5 Stars By Candace Brown on 2014-12-26
Great food at a great price!
This is a fantastic cat food at an amazing price. It's over $10 cheaper than the same size bag at the big box pet stores.
My 14-year-old long hair cat had been dealing with hairballs every week or so and a dull coat, so I switched from an indoor formula food to a mature hairball food by another popular leading brand that most vets feed. After 3 months, my old guy was still barfing at least 3-4 times a month. His coat did get a little softer, but the hairballs were the main issue so I started looking for another food. I decided on this one and couldn't be happier! Bodhi seems to enjoy the taste, and my 3-year-old Maine Coon really likes it, too. After a week to transition, they've been eating it exclusively for about 6 weeks. In that time, Bodhi has had two hairballs but none in the last 3 weeks! I just noticed this morning how silky and shiny his coat is! Also, he's been more playful and running through the house chasing my younger cat. The litter boxes are tucked away in a corner of each bathroom, and I've been nearby when they have used them. The smell of their feces is minimal and they're small and firm. To me, this means there is less filler and junk in this food and that they are absorbing it well. Both of my cats seem happy and healthy which makes me a happy cat mom!
My younger Maine Coon's coat is naturally a bit greasy and used to mat up really bad, but that has improved somewhat, too. She also had flakiness on her spine near her tail, and that's gotten much better.
All in all, this may seem like a lot of money for cat food, but I'll gladly pay it for the real improvements I've seen in both of my cats!
5 Stars By Jackie on 2016-12-30
My Cats seem to love it!
I was searching for a good quality catfood that was easily chewable since one of my cats tends to spit out kibble that seems too hard for her to chew. This is the food that first came to my attention that met this criteria. A bonus was the reduced feces smell because of the food. I think all cat owners can appreciate that. I was skeptical at first, but it actually seems to do the job. I first bought it on chewy.com. And I liked that source because it ships very quickly, only a couple of days and delivery dates can be changed at will. When I found it a couple of dollars cheaper on BTA-MALL subscribe and save, I decided to try it here. It will force me to watch consumption more closely and initially overbuy my supple to carry me through delivery times if I've misjudged how much I need. So far it's working and I appreciate the cheaper price. Every dollar saved helps!
5 Stars By TeOh on 2017-02-16
My cats approve this message!
My cats simply love this stuff! They must put crack in this food because my cats are completely addicted and cannot get enough! I am glad they like it because the main reason I purchase this food is because it is good for them and low in phosphorous.
5 Stars By dixie on 2016-02-18
back from skin and bones!!
my old cat had lost a lot of weight . He had been on the Royal Cain that was high fiber-diet --Vet recommended some years ago.. Been on it too long. Vet recommended this "Mature" variety and he took to it with no trouble.Took a day or two, of course ,but he relinquished, and he has gained some weight back. He'll not live forever but we've had another half year of good days.
5 Stars By Pamela S. Carter on 2017-07-22
Best for older cats
This cat food is very nutrisous and must be tasty for cats too, this is the only cat will eat and he's very health at 14 years old. He still runs around the house and plays like a kitten. The Vet says he solid as a rock. We did change to the Indoor Mature; because he was vomiting often and when we switched to this formula he stopped vomiting.
4 Stars By A on 2012-05-26
Well Tolerated by CRF Kitty and IBD Kitty
This food has worked fairly well for my two not quite senior feral rescues, one of whom has CRF and one of whom has IBD (eating pigeons and food left on the ground apparently isn't so good for young kitties' digestive systems and other internal organs, I guess). It is a lower protein and phosphorus food, but the first ingredient is real chicken (unlike some renal foods that are made with mostly by-products). It also doesn't cost an arm and a leg, compared to other special foods, and my CRF kitty, who often rejects a perfectly delicious food once she has tasted it in reverse, has been willing to keep eating this even though she's been sick on it more than once.
2 Stars By Tina Calle on 2017-08-25
Corn is not catfood- Ingredients show Corn is either 1st ingredient or 2nd in Canin- can't do it- causing hair loss and itching
Corn- it's too bad I have a cat sensitive to it. Read the ingredients. Corn is one of the highest content ingredients. Can't do it. One of the cats is allergic to it and losing hair as a result. No more Canin for my guys.
2 Stars By Happy Cat Street on 2015-07-06
Lots of grains!
The food pellets are very small. They are not less hard than regular dry cat food. I gave this to an old cat who has since passed. He tried to chew on this food because I heard a crunching sound. Most cats would probably swallow the tiny food pellets whole, but he liked to chew his food. He ate a little bit. He only ate it one time. He would not touch this food after that.
The ingredients include: chicken, corn gluten meal, rice, brown rice, corn, chicken fat, soy isolate, pearled barley, rice hulls. That is a lot of corn, rice, and grains -- those are not the most nutritious foods for a cat. Soy isolate is not good either. I have read articles that say soy products in cat food can potentially cause seizures, allergies, thyroid problems, and even brain damage. Soy is added to pet food because it is a cheap source of protein.
5 Stars By Capt Fred on 2017-05-23
Taste must be good
Good cat food. Cats love the taste. I put it in a cat feeding tower and even after being exposed to the same food for weeks she eill still munch on a couple of teaspoons of the food. not like some of the other, indoor active cat foods. They would only eat when starving. All in all I think Royal Canin has the taste cats like for indoor cats.