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diabetic cat -advice needed please!

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mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Thu 17-Jan-13 15:40:40

So, 10 year old kitty is unwell, and treated by the vets with insulin, yesterday and today.
whether she needs insulin injections for the long term is still up in the air,but I think a change of diet wll help.
Does anyone have a diabetic cat,and if so, what low carbohydrate brands do you feed it.?
I understand that it should be less than 10%, but some "special"brands can be a lot more.
A bit of experienced advice would be appreciated. Thanks

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 17-Jan-13 22:54:59

IME the diabetic cats hate the diabetic diets in 15 years I' ve never had a cat eat one and don't bother now.
Again IME once diagnosed diabetic cats need insulin injections at various times-cats are special and can stop being diabetic for periods and then it kicks off again.
Using the VetPen makes administering the insulin a lot safer for you and is much much easier to use than vials and syringes.

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Fri 18-Jan-13 16:00:42

Thanks for the info,Lonecatwithkitten, especially vetpen? (will look into it)
Ive read that cats once stabilized may not need insulin, so im ok with that.

I guess its the best low carb cat food (also chapest) brands that im after.
I read purina (who make a lot of named foods)is a bit too high, so anything else?

Lonecatwithkitten Fri 18-Jan-13 17:22:51

I am of the it is more important that they eat than what they eat camp.

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