Originally Posted by Lensa
so, you think Hills CD is not the best thing I can feed him?
I usually feed him several times in the morning small portions (2-3) and then several times in the evening (also 2-3) and he eats once at night. It's just his habit to eat like that. But I let him have a food break during a day time. Our vets here still are not too much familiar with different diets and brands of cat food.... They prescribe out of what they've got... and now the best they've got is Royal Canin and Hills.. they don't know too much about Felidae, cuz it's rare here.
I fed one of my cats c/d for years and she did quite well on it. My current vet doesn't carry Hill's, though, so my one cat that is on a urinary diet is getting Eukanuba prescription food. My other cats who aren't on a special diet get Royal Canin, and are doing very well on it.
Long story short, I don't think there's anything wrong with Hill's or with Royal Canin - they're both very good foods. It's just that you seemed specifically interested in Felidae, so I tried to address that, and offer as many choices to you as possible.
As Pat said, wet food is probably best. I know Hill's c/d comes in a canned version, but I'm not sure about Royal Canin. Eukanuba does, though.
And of course a home-cooked diet is fabulous, but don't feel like you must cook cat food at home if it's too much. It's an excellent option, though, if you want to try it. If you can't find Dr. Strombeck's book, in the meantime Hill's also has recipes for home-cooked prescription diets - your vet should be able to get them for you.
(I just realized you may be addressing your c/d question to Pat, so I hope I'm not butting in here - just wanted to let you know that I've had fine results with both c/d and Royal Canin.)