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Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by NixsDad, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. NixsDad

    NixsDad Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    Jun 11, 2019
    Hi all! New to the site and need some advice. My cat has a kidney disease and requires special foods. We've been using Royal Canin Renal Support D wet food cans to support a dry food diet. Unfortunately, Amazon is now pricing a 24pk of those cans at $150 with shipping.
    I was hoping to get some help finding a suitable replacement that is available through Amazon. Pic is the food that has become too expensive. Thanks in advance.

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  2. di and bob

    di and bob TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 12, 2012
    Nebraska, USA
    That's outrageous! I would research what Amazon has and go by the ratings, (stars). Read what other people have to say about the product. I have not been led wrong yet by the ratings!

  3. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

    Aug 29, 2014
    Hollis'sMom, zed xyzed and 1 bruce 1 purraised this.

  4. Kat0121

    Kat0121 Advisor Staff Member Advisor

    Feb 23, 2014
    Sunny Florida
    That's not Amazon's pricing. It's the third party seller's. Anyone can sell through Amazon if you set up an account. It's not cheap to do so and this seller is charging a premium because Amazon themselves doesn't have it. I see it all the time. Are you in the US? If so, Petco has it


    So does Chewy


    Both offer subscription pricing.

  5. zed xyzed

    zed xyzed TCS Member Top Cat

    Nov 10, 2015
    Toronto Canada
    I have been able to keep my guy at stage 2 for over 3 years with a good quality commercial raw food, and high quality wet food like Rawz. My vet thinks that good quality protein is the key not reducing protein intake.

  6. Willowy

    Willowy TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 1, 2009
    South Dakota
    When a product isn't sold by Amazon themselves, it's basically a marketplace like eBay, so you have to be careful about 3rd-party sellers. If Amazon was selling it themselves before, keep it in your favorites and check back now and then to see if they have it back in stock.

    But, yeah, I think Chewy is more reliable when it comes to pet food so it would probably be better to transfer the prescription over to them.

  7. MissClouseau

    MissClouseau TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Feb 20, 2019
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Where do you live? If you are not from the USA (I'm not) there are almost most certainly options available in your own country or at least from a closer country.

    Also if you need a specific food for kidney issues and Royal Canin isn't available where you live, you can try the same/similar food from another brand that is available where you live.

  8. lisahe

    lisahe TCS Member Top Cat

    Mar 23, 2014
    Yes, this is the conclusion I came to when we had a kidney cat, too. She had other ailments that ultimately got her first but in the brief months after her diagnosis her kidney numbers did improve on a diet of wet commercial foods on the low end of the phosphorus charts. (I used the charts on Tanya's site that LTS3 linked to above.) Weruva makes a lot of foods that are low in phosphorus and high in good meat protein, plus Brooksie really liked them and ate them. Steak Frites, which is very low in phosphorus for a commercial food, was her favorite.
    zed xyzed purraised this.


    HUDSONPAT TCS Member Young Cat

    May 24, 2019
    For some reason, I cannot send reply...so will try this...
    Perhaps try Hill's brand...I know if you sign up for emails, they send coupons...good luck!


    HUDSONPAT TCS Member Young Cat

    May 24, 2019
    Perhaps try Hill's brand...I know if you sign up for emails, they send coupons...good luck!

  11. Rhall

    Rhall Momma cat to 3 fur babies! Adult Cat

    Nov 4, 2018
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm thinking at that price you should be able to get it cheaper at your vets? I'm looking at see it at Chewy.com. Can you order from there? https://www.chewy.com/royal-canin-veterinary-diet-renal/dp/118332

    Also if I'm not mistaken, any of their renal supports are good they are labelled D, E etc. (I actually have a can of E on my counter...lol). They are just different tastes for different cats. Unfortunately, there was a time I had to deal with kidney disease in my beloved Raggie Jasper :sniffle:.

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