4.74 rating based on 82 reviews
My cat wouldn't eat another brand and he will eat this one. He is ill and that's important.
Fed to cat with broken/wired shut jaw
Years ago one of my cats was hit by a car, breaking her jaw. It had to be wired shut and all she could manage to eat was a tiny amount of soft food. She was also in advanced pregnancy, so we were very concerned with keeping up her weight. This highly nutritious food was all we fed her for the first couple days as she was only able to swallow a tiny bit due to swelling and soreness, plus jaw wired shut. We'd just take about a a half-inch squeezed directly into her mouth onto her tongue so she could swallow it easily, several times a day. She recovered great, and had a litter of healthy kitties except for one born with back injury. Have also given to underweight/sick cats/kittens to perk them up.
from Sparks, NV09/04/2014
Nutri-cal keeps my tiny, little girl kitty nourished and feeling good! She is a very dainty eater and this provides the extra supplement she needs in her diet. It adds shine to her fur and gives her pep in her step ;)
agree, why, why did they change formulation
I agree so much with the former reviewer. I have been using this product for over 14 years, and agree, not only is it thin and not the thick paste that it used to be, it is lighter color. My elderly cat will not even lick it up any more. & he has wonderful taste!! He can definitely detect the diff. We even see more of a difference in the last formulation lots since they changed the packaging of product. It must have gotten even thinner and lighter in the last few months. Please go back to the original formulation.
This wonderful product has saved more than one kitten that our family has rescued.
by Dog Angel
from Snellville, GA06/11/2012
Recently 2 puppies came to me literally out of the trash in our neighborhood. One was starved and very near death. The vet was not sure he would survive. Nine weeks later he is 22 lbs. and a real star.
Knowing he needed calories but could not eat enough in his state to put them on. I started searching for Nutri-Cal or a similar product having used it 10 years ago to save my Doxie in a similar situation.
Nutri-Cal is fantastic. It loads on the calories when an animal cannot consume the calories needed daily.
Nutri-Cal has saved two lives that now bring joy and love to everyone's life they touch.
from Brooklyn, ny07/29/2012
Working very well for my 6 lb Persian who is a picky eater. She needs all the calories she can get and she enjoys the taste. On the second tube already. No small feat. Would recommend this to anyone who is frustrated at feeding time with their pet child. Vet is very happy with outcome as she is eating more and gaining ounces.
Helped a sick kitty
from Canton, Ohio06/07/2013
Lots of vitamins and nutrients, great for a kitty who is not feeling on top of the world.
by Joan Dredge05/04/2009
Our dog takes a handful of pills in the morning and at night. We went through cheese, peanut butter, any of the usual items to get the pills down. She always got tired of these items and we spent "hours" getting her to swallow.
Animals LOVE the taste of Nutri-Cal! Put a little in your hand and cover the pills, and the Slide Right Down! She runs to me to take her pills for the last year.
Don't use a lot unless the dog needs to gain weight.
Dogs love this and it is good for them
Our dogs love this as a treat. Of course this is healthy
We buy this product all of the time.
We give this as a treat.
If your dogs cannot eat or has a problem eating, you should give them this for all of the healthy nutrients. Our dogs are older and they like this Nutri-Cal not the one they have for senior dogs.
Nutri-Cal for our cat
from Pottstown PA07/20/2014
The vet recommended Nutri-Cal (4.25 oz paste) by VETOQUINOL, because our 19 year old cat has low blood sugar. Mixing it into his meals didn't work out well. Since we started putting it on our finger and scraping it onto the roof of our cat's mouth 4x/day, he seems more active and has a much better appetite.
from South Carolina10/23/2012
Not all my cats like it, but it's a great product that I have used for years. Use it for a few extra calories on show cats/kittens. Also give it for added nutrients.
Best purchase ever
from Corpus Christi Texas07/09/2013
I have some really picky eaters...so in order to keep their weight and health up, I have found this to be a good supplement. Very tasty !
Our puppy has to take pills and she never refuses to lick them off our finger with this paste on it! Plus, it's good for her.
This product has been instrumental in assisting one of our oldest cats continue to receive proper nutrition as he fights his battle with CRF.
by Miss Myra
from Ogden, Utah04/11/2013
I have a 12 yr old Maine Coon who has chronic upper respitory problems. He doesn't want to eat when he is congested and that is constantly. Getting him to eat is very important and Nutri-Cal helps stimulate his appetite. He loves it and it is great to see him excited about eating. Thanks!
by Emma Kolanich02/20/2008
I Find that just a small amount of Nutical gives my 13 year old Pom a vitality and zest that he hasn't had for years. And he really loves the taste. He licks it right off the tube. I recommend keeping the open tube in the refridgerator to keep it from becoming runny. I deducted one star for price. Those small yubes don't last very long, but, all in all, a good product.
by Laurie G06/24/2008
My 4 Chi's love this stuff! As tiny dogs their energy levels drop during the day between feedings and a little Nutrical gets them back in action again. They are addicted to this. If the price was a little lower I would buy it by the case. Great product!
by cat lady
from manchester, ct04/25/2014
the first time I bought this my 17 year old (finky) cat, she loved it. she ate it like it was candy. she's very frail and has a thyroid problem so she can never gain any weight and that's why I was very happy when she was taking her vitamins. It really did/does make a huge difference, her coat looks better and she has more energy...however, for some reason, the 2nd tube isn't going as well...she wants nothing to do it...so instead of wasting the product I'm putting a little on her nose and she's licks it off. at least she's getting it into her body.
maltese favorite treat
by yvonne m07/02/2008
my maltese go crazy when she see it in my hand she love the taste of it . great product and excellent price. my vet charge me the first time i purchase it $15.00 for it. you guys have a excellent price for it. thank you.
Now I don't have to rely on my vet
I've been trying for two days to find out if my vet has even ordered nutri-cal for my 18 year old cat. He eats but is under weight and nutri-cal keeps him going. It also helps with his bowel movements. Thank goodness I've found entirelypets.com! I'm so glad I don't have to beg my vet again!
Nutri-Cal (4.25 oz paste) by VETOQUINOL
from manchester nj03/30/2012
great product great price,my puppy loves it
from Belleville, NJ01/30/2013
I am entirely satisfied with the Nutrical I purchased from your company. It is the best product of its kind in the market and the price will make me come back and always purchase from you. Thank you.
Very good product especially for kittens recuperating after/during the illness.
Vetoquinol Nutri-Cal is awesome.
My vet recommended it at 1st, and with the very 1st tube I saw a big difference in the health and vitality of my senior kitty.
I highly recommend this to anyone who will listen to me rave about it.
Thank you, Vetoquinol for making such a wonderful product and thank you, Entirely Pets . com for making it available at such an affordable price.
from Absolute BestCindy
I have used Nutri-cal for years in my cat rescue and was very happy to find that you have it available at a good price and with fast shipping. I will be ordering it from you again.
from Nesbit, Ms.01/30/2012
my Chihuahuas absolutely beg for this stuff. They are adult dogs now and still enjoy it and I always keep some in the house for special treats to them.
Great price & free shipping too!
from Wood Dale, Illinois02/14/2012
Our new pup is a little fussy sometimes when it comes to eating. Our Vet suggested Nutri-Cal & hooray she likes it. So I checked on line & the price was soooo much cheaper then at the Vet,
that I will be a returning customer.
Fabulous product. Have used it for years. My finicky eaters love the taste and I have no problem getting them to eat it.
Field trialing for springer spaniels is a high energy, stressful sport, especially in these unusual times of high temperatures and dry climate. Nutri-cal is easy to dose; one finger full to the roof of the mouth, following a hard run. In our experience it is much better for the dog than karo, which is all carb. Nutri-cal is complex and provides extra protein and fats as well as carbs to sustain the blood sugar.Thanks to our vet Dr. Long, for the recommendation.
from Deltona, FL05/29/2013
Actually, MariaT is the one who purchased the Nutrical for Irma Santiago. I give it to my dogs. Irma called me and told me her dog did not want to eat, I told her to take him to the vet and in the meantime to give him Nutrical. She did, and from now on I will order it for her so that her dog will remain healthy. He is well now and eating regularly. I recommend Nutrical to anyone who has a dog (just like a vitamin pill for adults). I purchase from Entirely Pets because I get good service and great price!
My yorkie loves it!
My yorkie loves it. I give her a pea size amount every day and she is very healthy and a very active little girl. She is full of life.
Thank you for carrying this product.
The dogs love the treat. Which is good for them. We buy this all of the time for the dogs.
I bought this for 2 18 year old cats and they don't like it. Mixed it in with canned food and they wouldn't eat it. If you want to force feed it to them then they will get the calories, but that is the only way that my cats will eat it. If your cats aren't eating at all I guess this would be ok for you to get them the calories but mine will eat, they are just skinny and I was hoping this would be a good way to get some weight on them by adding to the food.
Is giving more time to my aging cat
from Winchester, VA07/13/2013
Dex, a Main Coon I rescued 15 years ago, is not doing that well. Four days ago, he hadn't eaten in 2 days and was only drinking water; he'd lose his balance when he walked and had stopped meowing. (An avid talker up to now). I got some Nutri-Cal from my vet and Dex took a little 2x that day. The next day he ate a little, and I gave him more of the Nutri-Cal. Yesterday, he seemed much better, and ate some in addition to which I gave him Nutri-Cal 3x during the day. Today, he's up and walking well, jumping onto window sills and meowing - demanding to be fed, and he's eating everything I give him (small amounts more frequently) And he got a small amount of Nutri-Cal again today. I thought I had lost him 4 days ago. Now I have high hopes we'll have a lot more time together. Thank you Nutri-Cal!!
2 different prices on website
Your sell price on Google & Amazon web is $5.49 but on your own site is $6.39. Why?
MY AMBAR TURNS 18 IN OCTOBER
We rescued Ambar from the street 5 years ago. She was 15 years old and was about to lose the battle.
After hospitalization, she was prescribed to take 1-spoon a day of Nutrical. Thank God and this great supplement she is still alive, healthy and happy.
This product helps my older dog get some extra nutrition. She likes the taste and sometimes we use it to "glue" a pill to a dog biscuit.
from San Antonio, TX04/23/2012
Hi Calorie, product to supplement new borns and nursing mothers when those extra calories count. We recommend it for all people who whelp pups.
by Savannah Cat Breeder
from Pensacola, FL04/03/2013
I've been giving my cats/kittens Tomlyn Nutri-cal for years as a great high-calorie supplement. I recently switched and this is the most affordable and comparable brand I've found out there. This product smells the same, and although I haven't actually tried it (yuck!), my kitties haven't noticed I changed! I recommend this to all of my customers.
from ODESSA, FL12/28/2011
My dog Daisy has renal failure. Her vet prescribed Nutri-Cal as a necessary diet suppliment. Daisey likes the taste and is gaining some valuable weight. I am continuing Neutra-Cal in her medical regime as it has been obviously beneficial.
Great Product LOVE it !!
by katie may
Make's giving meds. so easy plus she love the taste. She will have to take meds. the rest of her life has liver issues. So I'll be using nutri-cal long as she alive!!
from Moscow, Russia01/12/2014
very good product, i use for cats and they are love it.i recommend it.
Great product !
I use it for my baby rabbit, since
my vet saved her life with this great product ?
It's Life-Saving!Nutri-Cal4.25 oz paste-VETOQUINOL
Doc sent me home with this for our Matty, a long hair Siamese mix - who is in renal failure.....He was in bad shape. That was 5 months ago! I give 3 tsp daily. He used to eat it for me, but now I mix 1 tsp w 1/2 tsp water, & give it to him thru an oral syringe. This gives him vitamins, as well as calories, and combined with the A/D & K/D wet foods, he is doing pretty well - and has only lost 1 lb to date. Much better than all of us, including the vet, were expecting.
They Like it Too Much
by Susan G
from East Palo Alto, CA02/17/2013
My cats like the taste so much that one tube does not last very long. It must taste like candy although it is full of nutrients.
I have a cat who was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder-- (IBD). In her particular case, her entire alementary canal is affected, from her teeth and mouth to the end of her colon.
from Newburgh, Indiana09/12/2013
My older cat loves Nutri-Cal, which pleases me because I know that he is then getting the nutrients he needs to keep up with the 2 younger cats in our home. I use a small syringe and squirt into his mouth. He gladly accepts it this way (because he didn't like when I tried to put it just onto my finger and give it to him.)
My Vet recommended it.
My little Hyperthyroid cat, recently diagnosed, is thin. Her Vet handed me a tube of Nutri-cal and told me to give it to her twice a day. I think it probably helps because of the ingredients but she very much dislikes getting it. She yowls and growls and tries to claw me. She spits it out if she can. But I think it helps her. I wish it really was palatable for her, poor kitty!!
from rhode island02/23/2013
This product was recommended to me by my vet. Works great for my 15 1/2 year old dog. She loves the flavor. Great price & fast shipping.
from Warner Robins, GA09/12/2013
I've been giving this product to my ferrett for about 2 years now after he almost died after a bout with the ferrett Green Slime disease. The quack of an exotic animal vet which I took him to nearly killed him after misdiagnosing his ailment and starting him on a steroid cocktail treatment. When his health continued to degenerate, I decided to try this product. After two years of giving "Gizmo" this supplement he is in wonderful health and as energetic as can be expected for his age.
It's saving my cat's life
from Winchester, VA08/10/2013
I've already reviewed Nutri-Cal and told Dex's story of how we were about to take him to be put down because he couldn't eat, could barely walk, was missing the potty pan more often than not, he stopped meowing, and he was miserable. An employee in PetSmart suggested Nutri-Cal, and the Bancroft vets sold me a tube to try. They sold it to me as a prescription and it cost me more than 3 times the cost Entirely Pets charges. But, it worked. Within 3 days, Dex was improving enough that he could eat, potty correctly, and walk around, jump into window sills, and meow as usual. I immediately purchased 2 more tubes from Entirely Pets (which, even w/ mail charges, still cost less than one tube from Petsmart). I use it daily to augment Dex's food. He seems almost like himself. We know we're fighting a losing battle: Dex has kidney disease. But as long as he's comfortable and happy, we want to be with him. We're SO grateful for every day more we have with him thanks to Nutri-Cal.
from hebron ct03/14/2012
excellent product. would recommend this especially for pups that need a few extra calories
nice if they ship the right thing
I ordered 4 and only got 2. the other 2 they sent were menthigel which I can even use.Its a urinary acidifier. Can't sent back because I don't have a receipt. will not order from entirely pets again.
Great Tasting Product For Finicky Dogs
I give my diabetic, 15 yr. old Toy Fox Terrier insulin injections twice daily. It bothered her so badly until I began giving her a capful of Nutri-cal to lick to distract her while giving the injection. Now she barely notices the needle. It also helps to get her sugar back up when it drops because of the sweetness of the molasses- like gel. The fish oil in the product helps keep her heart and circulatory system more healthy. It's good temporary nourishment for sick puppies and there is also a Nutri-cal for cats.
Love this product
from Moreno Valley, Ca11/13/2012
We have Yorkies . And at times they are a little picky when eating. Instead of just trying to give them anything to eat, I would rather use this product until they are ready to eat their regular food. When our mama dog has puppies this is just up there as the thing I always use, to help keep her healthy.
Kitty likes it!
from Grass Valley, CA01/20/2014
My 19 yr old cat has trouble keeping weight on. I mix this product with her food and she gobbles it all down. She has gained a healthy amount of weight.
by Dee Van Winkle
from Garland, Texas10/23/2012
We have used this product for several years and
in the past have purchased it from a retail pet
store. I found it at Entirely Pets Ebay store and
was amazed at the great price! My daughter and I have a small non-profit cat rescue and when we have a Kitty who needs rehab the first
thing we do is start it on Nutri-Cal. The cats love
the taste and they start to respond very quickly
feeling better and having more energy. I recommend it to any and all as a great product
to perk up their pet...Cat or Dog.
Dogs go crazy for this stuff
makes a huge difference in the small dogs. They need a little boost now and then as they wear themselves out and bonk.
Love this Product
by Katie may11/20/2012
Makes giving meds so easy, plus she likes the taste.
I have been buying this product, now produced by two companies in the same city and sold by the same name, for over 30 years. For many years, it consisted of a homogenous paste and I swore by it. For some reason, in the last several years, both companies, first one and then both, have changed the formulation. I do not know if the formula has changed, but the paste is no longer homogenous. The oil of which the product is partially composed now separates from the rest.
from Puerto Rico10/21/2013
Great diet supplement. My dog like so much.
Great supplement for ferrets
We have been using Nutri-Cal as a dietary supplement for ferrets for 15 years.
An excellent product when given in moderation to weak or sick ferrets.
Be careful if you have a ferret suffering for an insulinoma.
Also a good winter supplement that helps weight gain and coat quality.
We tried it ourselves once a day last winter and we never caught the flu...! Highly recommended
from Cottonwood Heights, Utah02/20/2014
Recommended by our vet for our small dogs our 9 yr. old is having problems with soft bones in her lower legs. we are hoping this will help
by Dianne D05/30/2012
I usually pay $10.00 a tube from my Vet.My cat loves it and she needs it because her kidneys are failing.Ever since I put her on it she has been doing well.I get 4 tubes at a time for $25.00 including shipping.
from Allentown, Pennsylvania04/08/2014
I most definite recommend this product to any dog that needs that extra boost of nutrition and energy.
from Eustis, Florida05/30/2012
Recently, our 3 yr. old cat became quite ill, among other things, the vet gave us some of this Nutri-cal to try and put some weight back on him, as we couldn't get him to eat catfood. He started out by licking it off his paw , but eventually we achieved great results and now add this to his food. He loves it, so I purchased more and feed it to him regularly. It's easy to use, and just gives him nutrients and calories he needs right now.
Price triple at Pet Smart-BanfieldPet Hosp
Since A year ago, I have paid from $15.00 for my pet Nutri-cal to now I'm paying 22.50 for the same 4.25oz at Banfield Pet Hospital #1121 in Pearland Texas, when I asked why the price has gone up 7 dollars within the year and I'm getting only half of the tube, I was told to write the company. I'm very shock I took the advice of the vet to go on line and can not believe the same tube of Nutri-Cal is 15.00 cheaper when I order it on line. What A RIP off.
THE SERVICE WAS GREAT ON THIS PRODUCT.
The best miracle out there
from Franklin, NJ07/02/2012
We have a cat that is nearing his last days due to cancer and old age and after trying this to give him some nurishment he has been eating, drinking and coming around as if he was just givin an iv fluid treatment. He is comfortable and is playing with our other furbabies. This gave him a boost of energy and we are happy to have tried this as it was sad looking at him getting frail due to cronic weight loss thanks to this our spirits are lifted
Vetoquinol Nutri-Cal Awesome stuff
I HIGHLY reccommend this product.
I believe it is exceptionally beneficial.
Awesome, awesome stuff. I believe it is life saving for pets who need these nutrients.
Great Product/Great Price
Vet recommended when my cat was sick and not eating much. He doesn't mind the taste of this at all. Great price. Easy ordering. Quick delivery.
Get Your Cat Eating
from Northeast Georgia Mountains05/06/2013
This is a great high nutrition product. Just rub it on your cats paw and lower leg when your cat refuses to eat. Your cat will lick it off and get the nutrition it needs. This will help get your cat eating again. You can stop using it once your cat is eating normally.
20 yr. old cat loved it!
by Susan C.
from San Diego06/01/2014
Mr. Finicky finally responded positive to something.
This product is wonderful when you're trying to get a stubborn, old cat to eat. Try it, you won't be disappointed.
My cat loves this!
My renal failing cat, who is also a very picky eater, loves this supplement! He licks it right off my finger.
After being diagnosed with kidney disease two years ago I switched him to a KD food and he ate it well but he was still losing weight so I asked the vet about a high calorie supplement that wouldn't cause other problems. This Nurti-Cal gel is what he recommended...it's working.
Really helped my cat
Chloe is my 15 yr old cat and she seemed to have lost her appetite completely. In desperation I purchased this supplement and within one week she began eating again. At this point, she is actually waiting for me to serve her breakfast and dinner. It has really helped.
My puppies love it!
from Houston, TX03/29/2013
My vet recommended this to help with the Hypoglycemia that the chihuahua breed gets. I have two puppies and they both love it. If I forget to give it to them, they bounce around in the kitchen until I pay attention and get it for them.
I must say I have never found nutra cal this cheap any where. i use it all the time.
It is great to help pills go down easily and a tube goes out with all our frenchy pups.
One of best products
from Atlanta, GA02/07/2012
This product has pulled many kitties through illness, old age, poor condition when rescued, and just health improvement in general. Would recommend to anyone to keep on hand even for the healthy ones.
from Shreveport, LA12/30/2012
Love this product! Will order from you again!
Great for older or ill dogs.
by Jordana Capra11/10/2012
This was recommended by my vet and I have a 20 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. 20! And she still scampers up and down the stairs and jumps into the car to 'go for a ride'!
A Must Have
If you have little ones like me ( Yorkies) and they get down in the dumps for whatever reason, and won't eat.....this is a must have. Will save your little one from have a low blood sugar attack that will send you running to the animal hospital. I make sure I have a tube at all times. They love the taste and so easy to give.
from Columbus, OH05/10/2012
my vet gave me this for my 17 year old cat who was losing alot of weight. it works great and he loves the stuff! i wanted to find someplace i could get it other than from my vet who was charging 13 bucks a tube for it. on entirely pets its less than 6! awesome product at an awesome price!
Palatable Yes but Dosage?
Bought this as Tomlyn brand not available. Dog likes taste though I am guessing you feed about the same as Tomlyn's because couldn't find recommended feeding amounts on tube and not mentioned in online description of product. I need to supplement calories for an older dog having trouble holding weight.
Our cats love Nutri-Cal. We give it to them everyday at the same time. When that time comes up they are waiting for it. It has really helped their appetite and well being.
I order this because I was looking for an appetite
helper. I really don't think I did anything for that but they do enjoy it.
One of my bottles was cut open and leaked all over the other bottles, so when I opened the package it was a huge mess! I love this product and I usually buy it through Entirely Pets through Amazon, and I will just stick to Amazon from now on.
Just What the Doctor Ordered
from Northern Michigan03/02/2013
If you find that your aging cat is losing an interest in food or is listless and suffering from low energy - this may be the solution. We truly believe that this product has added years to the life and life to the years for our cats. This product also works wonders for cats recovering from illness - as it helps to build them up after suffering appetite and/or weight loss.