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My little cat, Simba, suffered bowel problems a couple of months ago which left him with an extremely sensitive stomach; he managed to get hold of some Whiskas last night for example and was sick 5 times as well as having the runs. When his problems first started the vet was flummoxed about what was causing them and thought some kind of food intolerance might be the problem so she had him eat Royal Canin prescription food. The wet food sachets come in a few different flavours but it is the duck and rice which I will concentrate on.
The sensitivity food has ingredients which are far less likely than average to cause a reaction in sensitive cats. Duck is the only protein used and rice is the only grain. It also has added vitamins and minerals to keep the cat healthy. It is advised to feed for at least 3 weeks to see if signs of food sensitivity vanish when using this food.
The food itself has small chunks in thick gravy. It looks and smells fairly bland to me. Simba likes it although he is not overly enthusiastic about eating it and becomes bored of having the same meal every night and refuses it if it is fed for too long without alternating it with something else. My other cat, Catman, also eats it if he can get his paws on it but I think that might be the novelty factor at play as it is too expensive to feed for non-medical reasons.
Simba did fine on this food, it does not cause a reaction or upset his tummy in any way but I don't feel it makes his coat especially healthy looking or have other health benefits.
The main drawback to this food is the cost. A box of 12 pouches costs around £12 directly from the vets although you can get it around 1/3 cheaper online. It is recommended a cat of Simba's size and body type should be fed 2 and ¾ pouches a day which costs around £2.75 giving a weekly food bill of £19.25 for just one cat. I have since found other brands of food which Simba can eat which are significantly less expensive so I will be sticking to them.