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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

Enriched with a blend of soluble and insoluble fibers for GI health

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 their sensitive stomach. This also helps underweight cats or cats who are eating less get the calories they need. A combination of highly digestible proteins and prebiotics helps 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 this diet with Royal Canin Gastrointestinal High Energy wet cat food as well as complementing with Gastrointestinal cat treats.

Chicken by-product meal, chicken fat, brown rice, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten, powdered cellulose, natural flavors, egg product, dried plain beet pulp, potassium chloride, fish oil, sodium silico aluminate, grain distillers dried yeast, calcium sulfate, sodium bisulfate, DL-methionine, psyllium seed husk, salt, fructooligosaccharides, monosodium phosphate, vegetable oil, hydrolyzed yeast, taurine, choline chloride, L-lysine, magnesium oxide, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, biotin, D-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3904 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 441 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Crude Protein (min) 30.0%
Crude Fat (min) 20.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 7.0%
Moisture (max) 8.0%
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)* (min) 0.18%
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)* (min) 0.09%

*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.

Weight Tendency to become Overweight Ideal Weight
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/4 cup (25 g) 1/4 cup (31 g)
5.5 lb (2.5 kg) 1/4 cup (29 g) 3/8 cup (37 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1/4 cup (33 g) 3/8 cup (42 g)
7.7 lb (3.5 kg) 3/8 cup (37 g) 3/8 cup (47 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 3/8 cup (41 g) 1/2 cup (51 g)
9.9 lb (4.5 kg) 3/8 cup (45 g) 1/2 cup (56 g)
11.0 lb (5 kg) 3/8 cup (48 g) 1/2 cup (60 g)
13.2 lb (6 kg) 1/2 cup (55 g) 5/8 cup (68 g)
15.4 lb (7 kg) 1/2 cup (61 g) 5/8 cup (76 g)
17.6 lb (8 kg) 5/8 cup (67 g) 3/4 cup (84 g)
19.8 lb (9 kg) 5/8 cup (73 g) 7/8 cup (91 g)
22.0 lb (10 kg) 3/4 cup (79 g) 7/8 cup (98 g)


Weight Tendency to become Overweight Ideal Weight
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/4 cup (25 g) 1/4 cup (31 g)
5.5 lb (2.5 kg) 1/4 cup (29 g) 3/8 cup (37 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1/4 cup (33 g) 3/8 cup (42 g)
7.7 lb (3.5 kg) 3/8 cup (37 g) 3/8 cup (47 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 3/8 cup (41 g) 1/2 cup (51 g)
9.9 lb (4.5 kg) 3/8 cup (45 g) 1/2 cup (56 g)
11.0 lb (5 kg) 3/8 cup (48 g) 1/2 cup (60 g)
13.2 lb (6 kg) 1/2 cup (55 g) 5/8 cup (68 g)
15.4 lb (7 kg) 1/2 cup (61 g) 5/8 cup (76 g)
17.6 lb (8 kg) 5/8 cup (67 g) 3/4 cup (84 g)
19.8 lb (9 kg) 5/8 cup (73 g) 7/8 cup (91 g)
22.0 lb (10 kg) 3/4 cup (79 g) 7/8 cup (98 g)

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Gastrointestinal High Energy Dry Cat Food

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Customer reviews

Grinch
17 Aug 2019

Amazing!!!

I rescued my kitten Grinch from animal shelter at 12 weeks old. He had diarrhea from the beginning. Many trips to vet, on antibiotics, probiotics, different foods and test after test to see what was wrong. Nothing worked. He was not gaining weight, his fur was very wirey. Now 7 months later trying Royal Canin Gastrointestinal High Energy dry food.... O M G ...Its nothing more than miraculous.., 1 day of eating this food and it is the first time since he was a baby he is now going normal, no more diarrhea ..... I am still in shock, I have never seen anything that has had such drastic effects, this is an amazing product and I can say a life saver for my kitten who now 1 week later is gaining weight, fur is smooth he is very playful. AMAZING.... Thank you Royal Canin
Royal Canin response
Wonderful to hear! Our hearts grew 3 sizes ;)
LisaLisa
04 Nov 2018

Answer to our prayers

We fed our kitty who has IBD a competitor's food for many years. It just wasn't cutting it anymore after a few changes to the formula. This was recommended and our kitty is doing so well on this diet. He even likes it much better!
Carolie
31 Oct 2018

Excellent Choice For Breeds Prone To Constipation

Our vet put one of our bobtail cats on this food and her health improved immediately. All of our bobtail breeds, our Maine Coons, and our Norwegian Forest Cat are very healthy on this food.
Miya_v
30 Oct 2018

Good foods for a sensitive stomach

My cat was vomiting for 2 days so we took her to a vet. He prescribed us antibiotics and recommended Royal Canin Veterinary Diet. So she eats it since then. No complaints so far, no GI tract problem, no diarrhea.
Animal77511
30 Oct 2018

Life changing!

I bought this food a couple of months ago after my veterinarian recommended it after seeing a photo of my cats bowl movement. I have been fighting this issue with my Persian since a kitten and she is 13 years old today. I have tried a few different foods and been given metrodizole but still no luck until this food! This product has not only been life changing for my cat and for me but she even seems happier and healthier. I have not had any issues with her BM's since I have switched. I just wish I would have started this food a lot sooner!!!
miki
30 Oct 2018

Wesley mom
30 Oct 2018

Tasty crunchies!

My boy Wesley loves these crunches! When the vet told me that he had to be on rx food I was very worried that he would refuse it. But in fact he asks for it! Thank you for making a dry food that is good for my boy's IBD.
annie89
05 Oct 2018

effective and Tasty

this product has worked for chronic diarehea and IBD issues . The cats love it and it works!
Beck
04 Oct 2018

Great title

I use this food for cats with chronic constipation/megacolon
Christina104
04 Oct 2018

Great for cats with diarrhea!!!

I have tried several other foods on my cat and this is the only wthat keeps his diarrhea from coming back!!!! I will feed him this for life. I am so thankful for Royal Canin for formulating such a great nutritional product. It has saved the life of my precious Leo.