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An Introduction to Royal Canin Veterinary Diet (Prescription Dog Food & Cat Food)

December 14th, 2015 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Carol hugs Maggie, who's on a special Royal Canin dog food.

In our last blog post, we shared our veterinarians’ suggestion for a nutritious pet food that doesn’t require a prescription.

In this article, we want to shift our focus to prescription dog foods and cat foods — and specifically, the Royal Canin Veterinary Diet.

We’ll also chat a little bit about Hills Prescription Diet.

Let’s jump in!

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet

Our Castle Rock veterinary clinic has carried the Royal Canin Veterinary Diet for many years.


Because Royal Canin has developed great pet foods for really specialized health needs.

For example, they have a very effective diet for dogs and cats with urinary stones.

Royal Canin’s prescription dog foods and cat foods are rooted in research and supported by scientific data.

These pet foods cost more than regular pet foods, but it’s a reflection of the research.

The Royal Canin Veterinary Diet can help pets with a wide range of ailments, including: organ issues, renal disease, kidney disease, diabetes, chronic diarrhea and bladder stones, to name a few.

Erin holds Jade, a cat who has been on the weight loss line of the Royal Canin Veterinary Diet.

Royal Canin prescription pet foods offer a number of benefits:

  • For one thing, they can help slow the progression of different diseases.
  • And in some cases, these foods can actually help prevent pets from developing diseases.

For example, if we put an overweight cat on a Royal Canin weight loss diet (which helps control calories), it’s not uncommon for that cat to avoid becoming diabetic!

Some Royal Canin prescription pet foods do contain animal by-products. From to time, our clients ask us about that.

It’s worth noting, though, that the by-products used by Royal Canin aren’t wings or beaks.

Rather, the animal by-products are elements such as hearts and livers, which can help your pet get the right nutritional balance — such as in a high-protein diet.

Live near Castle Rock, CO?

If you have questions or want to discuss how to get a prescription, call us at 303-688-3757.

Hills Prescription Cat Foods and Dog Foods

Our veterinarians typically recommend the Royal Canin Veterinary Diet for pets with special needs.

However, many of our clients have switched to our clinic from other vets who carried the Hills Prescription Diet.

If your pet is doing fine on the Hills Prescription Diet and you don’t want to make a change, we’re happy to special order Hills prescription cat food or dog food for you.

If we haven’t seen your pet at our clinic but you’d like to buy a prescription diet from us, we simply need a current prescription from your veterinarian.

Where to Learn More About Royal Canin and Hills

Castle Rock and Denver pet families…

We’re happy to answer your questions about our prescription dog food and cat food. Call us at: 303-688-3757 or stop by our veterinary clinic.


Cherished Companions Animal Clinic is a veterinary clinic in Castle Rock, Colorado. Specializing in the care of cats and dogs, our goal is to help you and your pet feel more comfortable, keeping your stress to a minimum.

This article is intended to provide general guidance on Royal Canin Veterinary Diet — a line of prescription dog food and cat food. If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact your local veterinarian. (If you live in or around Castle Rock, we welcome your call: 303-688-3757.)

© 2015, Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

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