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Renal Cat Food: Hill's or Royal Canin?

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04/08/2023 6:53 pm
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Hello to you.
My cat(2y,male,sterilized)was recently diagnosed with stage 2 kidney failure. Therefore, he consumes kidney food. Vet recommendations are Royal Canin and Hills. Only these two brands of kidney food are available in my country. The strict emphasis of his veterinarian is Royal Canin. 

I want to know your opinion about the dry and wet renal food of these two brands for cats. Thank you in advance for your kindness.

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10/08/2023 9:58 pm

Hi Atefe,

Apologies for the delay in replying to your message and thanks for reaching out to us with your question.

The basis of any good renal diet is highly digestible proteins (some diets have restricted proteins), low phosphorus, low sodium and added omega-3s. Wet renal foods are a great choice as cats with kidney disease are prone to dehydration. The high moisture content of wet food helps to prevent this.

We have a list of renal diets that we reviewed and compared here;

In this review, you'll notice that Royal Canin came out on top as the best renal food in our opinion, with Hills running up as our second favourite. Both foods are very good options for cats with renal disease as they have all the qualities that we look for in a renal diet. If your vet has recommended Royal Canin, it might be a good idea to try that one and see how your cat likes it.

Hope that helps,


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20/11/2023 8:40 pm

I'm sorry to hear about your cat's diagnosis. I have the same problem with my baby for three years now. Both Royal Canin and Hills are good. Wet food recommendations are also worth considering to prevent dehydration. It is very important to ensure that your cat drinks enough water per day. I always pour water into dry food, this together with treatment gives good results. Wishing you and your furry friend all the best on your journey to better health!