Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Urinary SO in Gel Canned Cat Food
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet - Urinary S/O Moderate Calorie is a complete dietetic wet food with a moderate calorie content, specially formulated for overweight or obese cats. Cats that have a tendency to gain weight or are currently overweight frequently suffer from lower urinary tract diseases, so it is important to feed your cat a diet which provides support to their urinary system.
In December 2008, my 5 year old domestic shorthair cat Lucas had a urinary blockage and spent several days at the vet recovering. Fortunately he survived and my vet recommended that I start feeding him the Royal Canin Urinary SO to help prevent the issue from happening again. The food was well liked. Lucas continued on the RC Urinary SO for several years with great results. In April 2014, Lucas began vomiting -- typically in the early morning hours and mostly broken down food from his meal the evening prior. At first it was typically every other day to every 2nd day. Within 3 - 4 weeks it progressed to every morning without fail.
Hello everybody! I am ** from Portugal and my cat is also allergic to Royal Canin food. He is a persian cat and came to me with six years old. I started introducing RC persian and RC Digestive care. He started vomiting about a week later. He never had any contact with RC food before. I took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with a severe gastroenteritis, medicated for two weeks and feed with only Purina. After the medication was over, he vomited again. The vet told me that the gastroenteritis was still not cured. The vet did not believe the problem was RC food, so he recommended RC hypoallergenic. I gave the cat this food only once and he vomited 6 times in the period of an hour. And he was already strongly medicated when this happened. So now he is still on meds and eats Purina. He never vomited again. I am now waiting for the end of the treatment. I'm never going to give him RC again.My female miniature poodle had bladder stones removed surgically and was put on a diet of Hill's multipurpose C/D. I started feeding it to my Yorkie and he was eating it but the kernels were large and I thought I would try the Royal Canin. They did not have the small dog so I fed him the large regular SO. He started vomiting and getting loose stool. I took it back to the vet and they ordered the small bite. While I was waving for the small bite to come in I switched to Hill's again with no problem. I picked up the small bite when it came in and the Yorkie got loose stool then diarrhea and vomiting. Last night I took him to emergency because of black stool. He was diagnosed with blood in his urinary tract. There was no signs of parasites and they did blood work which looked normal. The vet put him on special medication for a week. I suspect that the food has caused the problem and after spending $240 I am taking the food back to the vet.Due to blood in urine, I have been feeding my cats Royal Canin Urinary S/O for about 5 or 6 years. They each get 1/3 cup of dry in the morning and evening, and 1/4 can wet in the afternoon. All was well until about March 2017 when one cat was vomiting regularly. Vet did Xrays, bloodwork, etc. and no issues determined. Switched to a Royal Canin "bland" food which the wet worked fine but too much of the dry gave her diarrhea. Slowly mixed bland and S/O to get her back on track and it was fine. Then switched to all S/O and in 1 day she was vomiting again. Other cat seems to have no issues. I'm guessing Royal Canin had a formula change and it is detrimental to some animals. Used to be good, now cat vomits regularly.Follow-up research of Royal Canin Urinary SO has found that severe, debilitating constipation, such as what affected our cat, is a common issue in both dogs and cats. Reading all the other consumer complaints, I find it irresponsible for any vet to recommend RC food. My vet has sent RC my complaint, my invoice and photos of the bag of food we still have (not using of course). The vet had been told by RC that there have not been any complaints to the company about this product. This was the first, and that my info has gone to their consumer relations department. To date I have not heard anything from RC directly. I would suggest everyone here who has had issue with RC contact them directly.