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Royal Canin?

Heather ThompsonHeather Thompson BountifulMember Posts: 3,652
edited 31 July, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
I\'m new to my mommy\'s house. She works for a vet and they have Royal Canin Veterinary Diets and have had so for 6 months and have been pretty impressed with the results. After reading some of the posts, she is concerned that she may not be feeding the \'best\' out there.... Right now DeeJay 8 yrs old eats their Urinary So Dry & Canned she has interstitial cystitis Ducky eats the Neutered Cat Mature she is 13years old Mini Dee & Munchie eat the Neutered Cat Adult & Dental and so far I am eating the Kitten Growth formula....I am getting the recovery canned diet because I need to gain weight as well....getting over ear mites and giardia. The Science Diet (GASP) rep was trying to convince her to feed their Kitten formula yesterday but mommy about gagged....she won\'t feed that she had several doggies and kitties get cancer when she was feeding that many moons ago. Won\'t go there again. So anyways mommy wants to know is Royal Canin considered a \'High Quality\' diet or what? Are there websites that compare foods and that can help mommy make the best choice for us?

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  • Karin PruessnerKarin Pruessner DurbanMember Posts: 2,110
    edited 21 July, 2007
    Hmmm.....interesting post Merlin. Did you fall asleep on the keyboard? Yeah, I understand, long hard day, huh?? :))! I live in South Africa, so I can't get all the fancy organic and whatnot foods. I get Royal Canine precisely because it has the least grains and stuff of all the foods my mommy could find. We get "sensitive coat" because the only grain in it is rice. No meal or gluten or anything.Also, it's made in France and we haven't heard of any food scandals from Europe.
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 21 July, 2007
    Mol :))! I\'m not sure what happened. It looked fine when I previewed the post before posting it. Here\'s what it should have looked like: Canned food chart Dry food chart Non-US foods chart Now, these web sites only compares the as fed nutrional analysis of foods. To compare ingredients, you will need to visit each pet food company web site. Here is the Royal Canin web site. I look at a few feline foods and am not pleased with the quality of ingredients: meal, corn gluten, rice, corn. Blech. Felines are obligate carnivores and need real meat, not corn or rice or powdered meal. Some felines do just fine on these ingredients but the ideal food contains real meat as the first few ingredients and ver little or no grains or any sort. This web site has lots of info on cats and proper diet: web site. I look at a few feline foods and am not pleased with the quality of ingredients: meal, corn gluten, rice, corn. Blech. Felines are obligate carnivores and need real meat, not corn or rice or powdered meal. Some felines do just fine on these ingredients but the ideal food contains real meat as the first few ingredients and very little or no grains or any sort. This web site has lots of info on cats and proper diet: http://www.catinfo.org I hope this posts correctly now :))!
  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 21 July, 2007
    Oh hiss. The Catster fleas removed a link. Here is the Royal Canin web site: http://www.royalcanin.us/
  • kate vonkkate vonk BoiseMember Posts: 1,313
    edited 23 July, 2007
    meals are bad as long as they say chicken meal, turkey meal not meat meal, or by product meal. meal just means they have removed it of it's water content before they put it in the food. if it just says chicken then it still includes water and when they remove it to make kibble it will weigh less and more accurately be placed farther down the ingredients list. corn gluten meal is a low quality cheap filler and i avoid it. royal canin is owned by masterfoods these days which makes pedigree, whiskas, sheba and they just recently bought nutro too... i stay away from these mega corporations. plus, i tried royal canin for my cats and they still had runny poo. my dog ate it for awhile when she was a puppy but it gave her flaky skin which didn't go away until we switched to solid gold.
  • Michelle BrunnerMichelle Brunner BlairsvilleMember Posts: 11,194
    edited 23 July, 2007
    After reading all of the above, I forgot what I was going to say!:)) Oh yea! My vet put me on Royal Canin for a few months to treat my Irritable Bowel Disease. I can only say that it certainly seemed to help me at the time but I was also given a shot for the illness. Now though I am no longer on Royal Canin now since my vet is treating me for diabetes! Good Lucky my friend! Keep us posted!
  • Sharon MurphySharon Murphy SurreyMember Posts: 1,652
    edited 31 July, 2007
    Miya, Royal Canin is a good food. I've been eating Medi-Cal since I was a year old - I'm 18 now and still healthy. Royal Canin and Medi-Cal are made by the same company.
  • Heather ThompsonHeather Thompson BountifulMember Posts: 3,652
    edited 31 July, 2007
    Thank-you for all the response. Mommy was just concerned as she has been reading and people say that Corn isn't a good ingredient for pets. However, Mommy's been feeding Royal Canin since January and WOW what a difference in our coats. They are all shiny and glossy and we are very healthy. Mommy said it's even better than what Eukanuba did for her kitties coats after they were on Science Diet years ago. Never mind the fact that it just tastes so yummy. Mommy is going to continue to research. She bought some Blue Buffalo dog food for my doggie brother today. She's worried about him he won't eat dry food.
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