This is a review for the Royal Canin renal food as one of our cats has kidney disease. The title refers to the fact that there is limited choice if one has a cat with kidney disease: this or Hill's renal food. When you have a cat that's been eating Felix or Whiskers, having to eat this renal food comes as a shock. I'm sure that there are plenty of cats that can be shown to like it but our cat doesn't, yet has no choice: eat it or die! Don't just take my cat's word for it: we get a stray that comes in, usually very hungry and he studiously ignores the renal food. He can't, one would think, afford to be fussy, yet he is. The critic has spoken. So, Royal Canin: improve your flavours. Same goes for you, Hill's.
Second point: the lack of variety packs. Our renal cat will eat this food eventually (has no choice) but would benefit from some variety. Because neither Royal Canin (or Hill's) provide variety packs, one has to order larger quantities of each flavour to save the cat from flavour fatigue. Another example of monopolistic capitalism at its worst. In the competitive general cat food market, the regular players have to provide value and variety; in the specialist diet market, companies can exploit their monopoly which results in a 'take it or leave it' attitude; not good for cat or owner. The fact that this food is three times the price of regular cat food is the icing on a disappointing cake. So specialist cat food manufacturers: get your act together and consider the customer rather than expecting us to be grateful because you provide a product that keeps our animals alive.