Originally Posted by My Buddies
What does everyone think of Royal Canin canned and dry food? I've been feeding one cat the Royal Canin Urinary SO and Hills prescription c/d because he's prone to urinary tract infections. The other one gets z/d for food allergies.
I'm not impressed with it and my cats don't like it. They only tried the canned but it was soundly rejected by all 3. I honestly don't know why a lot of people think it's great food. I guess this can be blamed on a lot of vets who probably get paid to keep it in their offices and recommend it. There are better foods out there in the same price range. I only got some because it was on sale at Petsmart and there were coupons on the cans. One of the things that I don't like about it is that instead of telling you in the name what the protein is, they have silly names for it like Intense Beauty. What? My cats already have intense beauty. Tell me what is in the food please.
I'm picking on Intense Beauty because that's the kind I had gotten. If I remember correctly, most of the food I looked at have pork as the main protein source and it's by products. That's not the mark of a premium food IMO. Here's the ingredients list for the Intense Beauty (I bought the pate):
Loaf in Sauce
Water sufficient for processing, pork by-products, chicken by-products, chicken liver, pork liver, brewers rice flour, gelatin, wheat gluten, pork plasma, powdered cellulose, chicken liver hydrolysate, vegetable oil, fish oil, calcium sulfate, carrageenan, carob bean gum, guar gum, potassium chloride, sodium tripolyphosphate, taurine, vitamins [niacin supplement, DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), D-calcium pantothenate, biotin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin supplement, folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], natural flavors, DL-methionine, cysteine, glycine, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], choline chloride.
It did not earn a spot in our rotation.