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Promotes digestive health and optimal stool quality with highly digestible proteins and prebiotics

High calorie content allows cats to eat small meal portions and still get the nutrition they need

Helps manage GI health with omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, and a blend of soluble and insoluble fibers

Supports urinary health with the exclusive S/O Index, which creates an environment unfavorable to crystal formation in the bladder

You’ve tried everything to help with your cat's GI issues, whether those are vomiting, diarrhea, or lack of appetite. And while bland homemade diets are often used for digestive upsets, your cat could be missing some key nutrients to help them fully recover. But with the help of your veterinarian and Royal Canin, there’s not just hope—there can be a true difference.

This palatable, digestible GI cat food supports digestive health with high fat and calorie content, so you can feed your cat small portions to support her sensitive stomach. This also helps underweight cats or cats who are eating less get the calories they need. Prebiotics help maintain the balance of good bacteria in the gut. A blend of dietary fibers supports healthy digestion for optimal stool quality. Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, from fish oil help nourish and soothe the GI tract. And the exclusive S/O Index supports urinary health by creating an environment unfavorable to crystal formation in the bladder. Ask your veterinarian about pairing with Royal Canin Gastrointestinal dry cat food (formerly Gastrointestinal High Energy) and Gastrointestinal cat treats as a complement to your cat’s diet.

Water sufficient for processing, chicken by-products, chicken, chicken liver, corn flour, brewers rice flour, pork plasma, fish oil, powdered cellulose, natural flavors, sodium silico aluminate, sodium tripolyphosphate, potassium chloride, taurine, carob bean gum, calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, hydrolyzed yeast, choline chloride, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), niacin supplement, biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), folic acid, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement], carrageenan, citric acid, sodium carbonate, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate], magnesium oxide, marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.).

Calorie Content

This diet contains 1090 kcal ME/kg; 180 kcal ME/can on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 8.0%
Crude Fat (min) 5.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 1.5%
Moisture (max) 78.5%

Wet Feeding


Weight Low Activity - Cans Medium Activity - Cans High Activity - Cans
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/2 (80 g) 3/4 (105 g) 3/4 (125 g)
5.5 lb (2.5 kg) 1/2 (95 g) 3/4 (120 g) 1 (145 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 3/4 (110 g) 3/4 (135 g) 1 (165 g)
7.7 lb (3.5 kg) 3/4 (120 g) 1 (155 g) 1 (185 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 3/4 (135 g) 1 (170 g) 1 1/4 (200 g)
9.9 lb (4.5 kg) 1 (145 g) 1 (180 g) 1 1/4 (220 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1 (155 g) 1 1/4 (195 g) 1 1/2 (235 g)
12 lb (5.5 kg) 1 (170 g) 1 1/4 (210 g) 1 1/2 (250 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1 (180 g) 1 1/4 (225 g) 1 3/4 (270 g)
14 lb (6.5 kg) 1 1/4 (190 g) 1 1/2 (235 g) 1 3/4 (285 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 1 1/4 (200 g) 1 1/2 (250 g) 1 3/4 (300 g)
17 lb (7.5 kg) 1 1/4 (210 g) 1 1/2 (260 g) 2 (315 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1 1/4 (220 g) 1 3/4 (275 g) 2 (330 g)

Mixed Feeding

Mix with Royal Canin® Feline Gastrointestinal Dry Cat Food

Weight Cans/Day Low Activity - Cups Medium Activity - Cups High Activity - Cups
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/2 - 1/8 (9 g) 1/8 (15 g)
5.5 lb (2.5 kg) 1/2 1/8 (7 g) 1/8 (15 g) 1/4 (22 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1/2 1/8 (11 g) 1/8 (20 g) 1/4 (28 g)
7.7 lb (3.5 kg) 1/2 1/8 (15 g) 1/4 (25 g) 1/4 (34 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 1/2 1/8 (19 g) 1/4 (29 g) 3/8 (39 g)
9.9 lb (4.5 kg) 1/2 1/4 (23 g) 1/4 (34 g) 3/8 (45 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1/2 1/4 (26 g) 3/8 (38 g) 1/2 (50 g)
12 lb (5.5 kg) 1/2 1/4 (29 g) 3/8 (42 g) 1/2 (55 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1/2 1/4 (33 g) 3/8 (46 g) 1/2 (60 g)
14 lb (6.5 kg) 1/2 3/8 (36 g) 1/2 (51 g) 5/8 (65 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 1/2 3/8 (39 g) 1/2 (54 g) 5/8 (70 g)
17 lb (7.5 kg) 1/2 3/8 (42 g) 1/2 (58 g) 5/8 (74 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1 1/4 (23 g) 3/8 (40 g) 1/2 (57 g)

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Customer reviews

NoName
15 Feb 2021

Bring Back Old Formula.

I am in agreement with many of the other people who have posted reviews. The new formula looks nothing like the older one. It is dry and developed a gross gelatinous film on the top of the can. The old version was darker and had a lot more moisture, which is good for the cats. Please go back to the old formula. This is really disappointing.
CatMom34
04 Feb 2021

Need Consisten New Formula!

My senior cat has chronic digestive health issues and was placed on a special diet over a year ago. It's been a hit or miss with Royal Canin's Gastrointestinal canned food. Royal Canin improved the recipe in this item over a year ago, from a firm-dryish loaf to one that is more moist and has a bit more of a grainy texture and a bit darker, which my cat finally loved. For the past months, I have been receiving mostly cases of cans that have the new label, but the loaf is made with the old recipe and my cat doesn't want to eat it. I order 2 to 3 cases each month, which is costly. Chewy has been really helpful in providing support to return the partial complete cases, yet I am have had to throw away many cans that I open and find that it contains the old recip which also it makes it really difficult to maintain my cat on a consistent healthy diet. I contacted Royal Canin and a representative shared that all cans contain the new updated recipe but from time to time "the cans lose their moisture ", which sounds really odd for a new can of cat food. His only recommendation was to contact Chewy to return the cans and receive a refund. The explanation and recommendation doesn't resolve my daily challenge to feed my cat nor stress caused on both my cat, time and cost associated.
Geetotwo
27 Jan 2021

new version seems the same as original

Our cat is extremely finicky, so, even though we could not see any difference in the texture or aroma of the new version, we spent about 10 days switching her to the new food, increasing the amount of the new food slowly, with each feeding. Our 4 year old cat approaches the new food with the same suspicion as the high energy version, and she is as active as ever.
Kat S
14 Jan 2021

horrible formula change

I am a veterinarian and feedbacks GABRIEL to my own cat which she loved before the formula change. I have a whole case of food that she will not eat. I emailed the company and have not heard back. I may have to make the switch to Hills GI biome.
KNM3
27 Dec 2020

We need the old formula back!

The “previous” version of high energy was amazing - After trying several different foods from the vet- it was the winner and was keeping my cat from vomiting and losing weight. We order from Chewy and was surprised when opening our usual can to find it had changed?! I believe it has less volume/more water —and assume the company is trying to save money this way?. Well it is very disappointing after trying so hard to find a food to keep my (with IBD) kitty healthy. He is starting to vomit a little now (after 2 years of none)... and he is losing weight again. Please please bring back the GOOD version of high energy....it looks like it wasn’t a change for the best....and our kitties (and our pocketbooks are paying the price. I cannot recommend this new version. ☹️
Tomsmom
28 Nov 2020

Not a helpful change for my cat

My cat has been on Gastrointestinal High Energy canned food for 8 months to deal -- very effectively -- with diarrhea. The formula change was a surprise and in 2 days diarrhea was back. I drain off the soupy liquid, which helps a little, but the can is less than 80% full after that. It doesn't represent either the price or the brand's reputation well. This is not a satisfactory product for us.
Misha_Marie
06 Nov 2020

Bring the old formula back!

My cat was diagnosed with pancreatitis and has to be on a gastrointestinal prescription diet. The first case of canned I bought from my vet and it was the original formula, the second case I ordered from chewy and it was completely different. My cat actually began to starve himself. He would eat maybe 2TBS a day to get by. Even my other cats who loved eating his left overs, started to try and bury it. Also, I had some foster kittens that were having issues in their guts so I gave them some of this as well. They too loved the original formula and wouldn't touch the new formula. I spoke to my vet about this and they changed his food to another brand. It was apparent the change in formula was causing his inappetence because he devoured the new food. I could barely get the food into his feeder before he stuck his head in to indulge. As pet owners, when our animals well-being is reliant on a product, consistency is important... particularly with cats. Especially when the product used is required to keep our animals, in my case, ALIVE and healthy. This change in product was almost detrimental to my cats health. New formula was tested and disapproved by 5 cats and 3 kittens.
CapricornLynn
31 Oct 2020

Formerly a great product

What is going on? My last 3 cases of this food have all been different. case #1 was the same my cat loves and needs to avoid constant diarrhea, case #2 was dark and a runnier formula such that I wondered if I had a bad batch, case #3 is different again——back to a pate, but dryer firmer texture and none of my cats want to eat it. I am a fan of your cat products but these changes are puzzling. Will you address this on your website please?!
Morgan CVT
28 Oct 2020

Bummer recipe change

My cats loved this food and did so well on it before the formula change. They hate the "loaf in sauce" and I hate that it looks and smells like expired food compared to the previous recipe. We miss the pate...won't be buying again.
GusTheCat
23 Oct 2020

My cat loved the formula change!! The new consistency is much better.