CAT PREBIOTICS: Helps minimize glucose fluctuations with a combination of prebiotics and both soluble and insoluble

URINARY SUPPORT: This diet promotes a urinary environment unfavorable to the development of both struvite and calcium oxalate crystals

MAINTAINS MUSCLE MASS: High protein content helps to maintain muscle mass

REDUCED STARCH LEVELS: Formulated with a reduced level of starch, 29% less than Feline Health Nutrition Adult Fit and Active

Ongoing elevation of blood glucose levels can cause many health issues in cats. Eating a small meal results in a rise of blood glucose levels. The goal is to maintain the levels within a safe range throughout the day. Maintaining a stable, ideal body weight is an important dietetic approach. Formulated with a reduced level of starch, 29% less than Feline Health Nutrition Adult Fit and Active. Moderate fat content helps maintain a healthy body weight.
Royal Canin has over 50 years experience in Health Nutrition. Our work with veterinarians, pet nutritionists, breeders and cat professionals from around the world has provided us with knowledge about the specific nutritional requirements of cats. This knowledge has allowed us to formulate the precise diet for your cat's special needs.

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Discover our tool that calculates the daily portion for your pet. Fill in your pet's information and you will get their daily feeding recommendation. In case of weight issues, do not hesitate to consult your vet to adapt this portion. Note that this feeding recommendation is more precise than the feeding table, therefore the values may slightly differ.


Chicken by-product meal, barley, wheat gluten, corn gluten meal, soy protein isolate, tapioca, powdered cellulose, chicken fat, natural flavors, dried chicory root, fish oil, psyllium seed husk, potassium chloride, sodium pyrophosphate, calcium sulfate, vegetable oil, fructooligosaccharides, choline chloride, vitamins [DL-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin E), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), niacin supplement, biotin, riboflavin supplement, D-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin A acetate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement], potassium citrate, L-arginine, taurine, salt, trace minerals [zinc proteinate, zinc oxide, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, copper sulfate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, copper proteinate], marigold extract (Tagetes erecta L.), L-carnitine, rosemary extract, preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid.

Calorie Content

This diet contains 3519 kilocalories of metabolizable energy (ME) per kilogram or 320 kilocalories ME per cup on an as fed basis (calculated).

Nutrient Amount
Crude Protein (min)44.0%
Crude Fat (min)10.0%
Crude Fat (max)14.0%
Crude Fiber (max)6.7%
Moisture (max)8.0%
Dietary Starch* (max)24.0%
Sugars* (max)5.4%.

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

Dry Feeding

Weight Low Activity - Cups Medium Activity - Cups High Activity - Cups
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1/4 (27 g) 3/8 (33 g) 1/2 (40 g)
5.5 lb (2.5 kg) 3/8 (31 g) 3/8 (39 g) 1/2 (47 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 3/8 (36 g) 1/2 (44 g) 5/8 (53 g)
7.7 lb (3.5 kg) 1/2 (40 g) 1/2 (50 g) 5/8 (59 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 1/2 (44 g) 5/8 (55 g) 3/4 (65 g)
9.9 lb (4.5 kg) 1/2 (47 g) 5/8 (59 g) 3/4 (71 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1/2 (51 g) 3/4 (64 g) 7/8 (77 g)
12 lb (5.5 kg) 5/8 (55 g) 3/4 (68 g) 7/8 (82 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 5/8 (58 g) 3/4 (73 g) 1 (87 g)
14 lb (6.5 kg) 5/8 (62 g) 7/8 (77 g) 1 (92 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 3/4 (65 g) 7/8 (81 g) 1 1/8 (97 g)
17 lb (7.5 kg) 3/4 (68 g) 7/8 (85 g) 1 1/8 (102 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 3/4 (71 g) 1 (89 g) 1 1/8 (107 g)

Mixed Feeding

Mix with Royal Canin® Feline Glycobalance Thin Slices In Gravy Canned Cat Food

Weight Cans/Day Low Activity - Cups Medium Activity - Cups High Activity - Cups
4.4 lb (2 kg) 1 1/8 (10 g) 1/8 (17 g) 1/4 (23 g)
5.5 lb (2.5 kg) 1 1/8 (14 g) 1/4 (22 g) 3/8 (30 g)
6.6 lb (3 kg) 1 1/4 (19 g) 1/4 (28 g) 3/8 (37 g)
7.7 lb (3.5 kg) 1 1/4 (23 g) 3/8 (33 g) 1/2 (43 g)
8.8 lb (4 kg) 1 1/4 (27 g) 3/8 (38 g) 1/2 (49 g)
9.9 lb (4.5 kg) 1 3/8 (31 g) 1/2 (43 g) 5/8 (54 g)
11 lb (5 kg) 1 3/8 (34 g) 1/2 (47 g) 5/8 (60 g)
12 lb (5.5 kg) 1 3/8 (38 g) 5/8 (52 g) 3/4 (65 g)
13 lb (6 kg) 1 1/2 (41 g) 5/8 (56 g) 3/4 (71 g)
14 lb (6.5 kg) 1 1/2 (45 g) 5/8 (60 g) 7/8 (76 g)
15 lb (7 kg) 1 1/2 (48 g) 3/4 (65 g) 7/8 (81 g)
17 lb (7.5 kg) 1 5/8 (51 g) 3/4 (69 g) 1 (86 g)
18 lb (8 kg) 1 5/8 (55 g) 3/4 (73 g) 1 (90 g)
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Customer reviews

14 Sep 2022

Not good for my cat

I have a very brittle diabetic cat who has been on another brand of diabetic food for a while now. I wanted to give him something a little different for a change. He LOVED it. Unfortunately his glucose readings did not. He would shoot up into the upper 450 range and his usual dose of insulin did nothing for it. After a few days, I decided it might be the food and for the last 24 hours have had him back on the original diabetic food. Gave him his insulin this morning and instead of fighting to get him below 400, he was in the 50s. So I'm going back to the insulin dose he was on before I tried the Royal Canin. I'm sorry it didn't work but if you have a cat who's a brittle diabetic I wouldn't recommend it at all. He's happy today because with his low readings he's getting a lot of treats. I'd also recommend using a Libre glucose monitor. It's easy to apply and I can spot check him as often as I want without ever having to stick him.
26 Aug 2022

Bigger bag please I beg of you!

I think the food is great. My cat’s blood sugars dropped into a more acceptable range and eventually I was able to decrease his insulin as well. That being said, we are a multi cat household (5), and I am hemorrhaging money buying these small bags vs a large bag. They used to be on urinary SO, and I was able to purchase a 17lb bag at a time, which was much more cost effective. I share the sentiments that many others that a larger bag is needed! Thank you!
04 Aug 2022

Why not a bigger bag??

It's frustrating that I have to buy three bags of this to get through the month. Why not sell in larger packages to save on cost a big?
12 Jul 2022

Beware of Emirtar

It is a bogus site and I was luck to get my money back on Glycobalance wet food
15 Mar 2021

Excellent Diabetic Cat Food

My cat has been on this food for years and loves it. She has diabetes (prior to starting the food) and it has been great. I LOVE THE SIZE OF THE BAG. Please keep making this... I'm having a hard time finding it right now.
09 Jan 2021

Great for Diabetic Cat! Need a bigger bag. Pricey

My newly Diabetic Cat likes it and it keeps his numbers regulated. Please sell a bigger bag and it is a little pricey - maybe a better deal $ if you buy a bigger bag.
25 Jul 2020

Great food, but seriously ... needs bigger bag

Ok ... I love this food, but OMG, you need to make this in a bigger bag! Your food saved my cat’s life but that was on just the urinary SO. Now that he’s a little chunky, he’s got diabetes (from your food), but he’s a hungry guy, and needs a bigger bag. Just like his daddy, I don’t like small bags of anything! You need to make this in the 17.6 lb size. Do the right thing; make it bigger! Please, pretty please? Purrrr. Meow.....
22 Jul 2020

He likes it!! I’m shocked!!

Please sell in a bigger bag! I feel it would help save money for a cat that likes to eat! :-)
07 Jul 2020

Wish there was a bigger bag

I put my cat on this food for his diabetes and he likes it but I really wish it came in a bigger bag so I wasn’t buying it as much!
Royal Canin response
Thank you for the feedback!
11 May 2020

Kibble Size Too Big

My petite cat is diabetic and the Glycobalance supplements her insulin regimen. However the kibble size is quite large compared to other dry cat foods. The Glycobalance kibble is bigger than my dog's food. Please consider reducing the size of this kibble, I think it would go farther for her and be more attractive. Currently, I will run it through the food processor to grind it up; for the amount of money I am spending on a Vet diet, I don't think I should have to take extra steps in feeding her. Please see the attached photo