Rated 5 out of 5 by Victor Glad it is chunky, not fish, & for urinary health.
We have 2 male adult cats. The vet recommended a urinary diet as a preventative. I am glad Friskies offers Special Diet food for cats. One of our cats refuses to eat pate, so I am glad there is a chunky option for Special Diet. The vet said to avoid fish based cat food also as a urinary preventative--so it is good this is chicken. The Special Diet chicken meaty bits is the only canned food I buy for them.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ken66 Special Diet Meaty Bits Chicken Dinner is Great!
I have a total of seven cats now and one in particular has had surgery for stones twice now. The Vet told me that I would have to keep him on urinary tract cat food, but every single type I tried him on made him throw up. He doesn't like the pate type food, so I put him on the Special Diet Friskies Bits with Gravy and he loves it. Needless to say I have to give the same type food then to all the other six kitties I have and they all love it. I sure do wish that Friskies would make other types of bits in gravy, so that I could alternate them on it.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom3132 all of the Special Diet varieties are great!!
I have 3 indoor cats that eat this food. They love just about all of the choices. The meaty bits seem to be their favorite, however. *Since I have quite a few cats, how can I buy this product in bulk? Can you recommend a source? Please send me an email response. Thanks. TOM
November 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kata Great! Need more chunky flavors!
This is affordable and my cat lives it she has urinary issues but hates patte food please make in more flavors with meaty bites!!!
September 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatLover This food is BETTER than Hill's Prescription Diet!
At the age of 12, my cat was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes due to an infection that led to acute pancreatitis; inhibiting his ability to produce insulin and metabolize carbohydrates. Only after my cat’s illness, did I discover that as responsible cat owners/parents, we should all be feeding our cats a high protein, low carbohydrate diet due to the fact that by nature, cats are dedicated carnivores.
The first thing the veterinarian advised was to place my cat on canned Hill's Prescription Diet m/d, which is specifically a low-carbohydrate-glucose management food available only with a prescription. I assumed at $1.50 - $2.00 per each 5.5 oz. can, this was the best available food on the market, but after a lot of diligent research, I discovered that I was wrong.
To avoid or manage common health issues in felines such as diabetes and kidney disease (i.e. urinary tract health), the key factors when choosing their food are the amounts of the following components: 1. Protein (the higher, the better), 2. Fat (the lower the better), 3. Carbohydrates (the lower the better), and 4. Phosphorus (the lower the better - ideally under 1%).
After reviewing several independent veterinarian analyses of cat foods, I discovered that Friskies Special Diet Meaty Bits Chicken Dinner in Gravy did better in every category than the expensive Hill’s Prescription Diet m/d. Not only is the Friskies Special Diet nutritionally better for my cats, but also 1/2 to 1/3 the price of the brand recommended by my vet (sells at my local Wal-Mart for $0.46 per each 5.5 oz. can).
After further research, I discovered that there are no FDA or American Board of Veterinary Medicine guidelines as to what qualifies a food as “prescription” other than that it is a good way for both pet food manufacturers and veterinarians to increase their profit margins, so buyers beware!
In the end, aside from the cost savings of the Friskies Special Diet, the best part turned out to be that both of my cats enjoy the Friskies Special Diet much better than the Hill’s Prescription canned food.
Just goes to show you that it pays off to do your research and not to judge a book by its cover. My only regret is not discovering this food sooner. Thanks Friskies!!!
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Milo57 My cat loves this stuff!
After my cat had a crystal urinary tract blockage he was put on a Rx dry cat food diet. However, he does not like it. I tried the pate style canned Friskies special diet canned foods, but he was not that thrilled with them. Then I tried this chicken bits special diet on a whim, and he loves it! He always asks for more, which he never did before. I would suggest more chunk or shredded type special diet flavors, like turkey and cheese, which was my cat's favorite before being put on a low pH/low Mg diet.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by katie Cats with Urinary Trac Issues:
My cat has urinary trac issues and loves the Special Diet with gravy and bits. The dry perscription food makes her sick to her stomach. The only problem I have is my local grocery does not carry it! Only carry the Pate and she prefers the bits with gravy.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by junebug3 My cats love it.
This is one of the most reasonably priced, good-tasting cat foods for cats with urinary tract issues. We have two cats that have these issues, and with this canned cat food they have remained healthy and happy. I never have a problem getting them to eat this food, as I have had with other, pricier "special" cat foods. Along with the other flavors, this food is highly recommended.
August 26, 2013