Food Switch to Royal Canin from Hill's, Problems, and Solution

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Food Switch to Royal Canin from Hill's, Problems, and Solution

Post by Mike » Tue, 05 Oct 2010 10:04:04



My vet recently switched all of her clients to Royal Canin brand cat
and dog food from Hill's Prescription. She said there was better
science behind Royal Canin.

Isis is my long-haired Tabby. She's about 13 years old. I've had her
on Hill's Presciption C/D, for struvite crystals, for years.
Everything has been fine. Shortly after I switched her over to Royal
Canin she began to drink ferociously. She was urinating all over the
kitchen floor. I took a urine sample to the vet and she said Isis had
a urinary tract infection which we treated with an injection. The
infection went away but the excessive water drinking/urinating did
not. I was at my wit's end.

I talked with my vet and I decided to put Isis back on Hill's. Almost
immediately she stopped all the crazy drinking and urinating. She's
back to her normal Zen like self and is not peeing 5 times a day. My
vet did say that Royal Canin has a diuretic effect in some cats. This
is day #3 of our return to the Hill's diet and I've had no problems.
Isis is NOT guzzling water.

I'm going to say that Royal Canin food was the culprit here. I see
their products are suddenly on the shelves at Petsmart. I have a
feeling they're aggressively marketing their products. I'm thinking
that with Isis, who has a sensitive gastro-intestinal tract, "if it
ain't broke don't fix it." I'm keeping her on Hill's for the
foreseeable future.

Mike in Illinois

 
 
 

Food Switch to Royal Canin from Hill's, Problems, and Solution

Post by phil » Tue, 05 Oct 2010 16:26:50



Quote:
> My vet recently switched all of her clients to Royal Canin brand cat
> and dog food from Hill's Prescription. She said there was better
> science behind Royal Canin.

> Isis is my long-haired Tabby. She's about 13 years old. I've had her
> on Hill's Presciption C/D, for struvite crystals, for years.
> Everything has been fine. Shortly after I switched her over to Royal
> Canin she began to drink ferociously. She was urinating all over the
> kitchen floor. I took a urine sample to the vet and she said Isis had
> a urinary tract infection which we treated with an injection. The
> infection went away but the excessive water drinking/urinating did
> not. I was at my wit's end.

> I talked with my vet and I decided to put Isis back on Hill's. Almost
> immediately she stopped all the crazy drinking and urinating. She's
> back to her normal Zen like self and is not peeing 5 times a day. My
> vet did say that Royal Canin has a diuretic effect in some cats. This
> is day #3 of our return to the Hill's diet and I've had no problems.
> Isis is NOT guzzling water.

> I'm going to say that Royal Canin food was the culprit here. I see
> their products are suddenly on the shelves at Petsmart. I have a
> feeling they're aggressively marketing their products. I'm thinking
> that with Isis, who has a sensitive gastro-intestinal tract, "if it
> ain't broke don't fix it." I'm keeping her on Hill's for the
> foreseeable future.

> Mike in Illinois

Yes... I'd stay with what works

FWIW: In the many years I've had cats...I only supplement their diet
with dry food. I mainly feed them canned.

In the past...after years of feeding them dry food...
I've had several older cats that were obviously dying...
but when I switched them over to canned...
within a few weeks they got better and went on to live several more good
years