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What food is my vet recommending for feline diabetes?

If your veterinarian is recommending that you feed your cat a dry kibble, diabetic diet, perhaps it is time to take matters into your own hands, inform your vet about the dangers of feeding this inappropriate food, and if you must, go your own way for the sake of your companion animal.

Diabetes in our feline population can be blamed almost exclusively on dry commercial pet foods. 


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My vet recommended Hills Prescription Diet m/d dry and canned products.  Both products contain cereals. 

The products are ‘designed’ to promote weight-loss, but my cat is not over-weight, he has lost weight!

So why has the vet recommended them?  I really do not understand and will be asking him this at our next check-up.

The dry food  contains Corn Gluten Meal (2nd ingredient in the list), powdered cellulose, brewers rice, whole grain corn.

The can contains corn starch, powdered cellulose, rice flour.

These ingredients are inappropriate for a healthy cat let alone a diabetic cat. 

From now on my cat will not be given any food that contains high glycemic ingredients (carbs, cereals, plants) such as those listed above.

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Pet Food ingredients that cause cat diabetes

Why do pet food manufacturers make processed cat food that contains ingredients that are unhealthy for cats?

“To find a good wet commercial food for any cat, be sure to read the label on the can or pouch.

If you see ingredients like corn flour, corn grits, corn gluten, rice or rice four, potato, sweet potato, carrots or any kind of fruit, don’t feed that food.

Cats do not need cereals, vegetables or fruit. By avoiding these ingredients and feeding your cat with only 100% meat and fish, you will reduce the risk of your cat developing feline diabetes!

These ingredients are included because they appeal to the pet food purchaser.

They have nothing whatsoever to do with good feline nutrition.”  Read more: Protocol for Success in Managing Feline Diabetes

 

 

 


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WARNING: Purina One and Whiskas may cause feline diabetes!

 

The products pictured contain high-glycemic cereals.  They are not healthy cat food. 

 

Always read the labels. 

 

If you want your cat to live a long and healthy life, do not buy processed cat food that contains cereal, brewers rice, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, whole grain corn, soybean hulls.

 

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What to feed a diabetic cat?

Caesar has always been fussy with his food.  Yes, that is frustrating!

But I thought I had it all sorted -
Breakfast: Whiskas pouches
Dinner: fresh cubed pork meat
Snacks: Purina One dry cat food
(Note: Feed Raw and Dry at the Same Time?)

After the diabetes diagnosis I looked carefully at the Purina One and Whiskas labels. It is time to figure out what is a good diet for cats with diabetes.

The Purina One contains high glycemic ingredients that are totally not good for cats – brewers rice, corn gluten meal, whole grain corn. While Whiskas contains cereal and cereal derivatives.

My vet sold me Hills Prescription Diet dry food that also contains cereal ingredients that I am not happy with. I intend phasing out all dry food.

The trouble with the above ingredients is that they cause diabetes because they act like sugar – they are high glycemic.

My next trip to the supermarket had me reading all the ingredient labels in the pet food aisle.

Protocol for Success in Managing Feline Diabetes: To find a good wet commercial food for any cat, be sure to read the label on the can or pouch. If you see ingredients like corn flour, corn grits, corn gluten, rice or rice four, potato, sweet potato, carrots or any kind of fruit, don’t feed that food. Cats do not need cereals, vegetables or fruit. These ingredients are included because they appeal to the pet food purchaser. They have nothing whatsoever to do with good feline nutrition.

The less ingredients listed, the healthier the product. The canned foods come out best – except I noticed that canned foods containing meat also included cereals. The canned fish products are the best. I also bought canned sardines in spring water for treats. And a can of mackerels in spring water to try out.

caring for a diabetic catSo the daily menu is now:
Breakfast: Canned food
Snacks: Hills Prescription dry food (which Caesar is not eating and I plan to completely phase out)
Dinner: as before, the fresh cubed pork meat

He is still LOUDLY letting me know he is hungry. I have been putting him outside – it’s not raining at present but when it does rain I will just have to shut him in the laundry.
caring for a diabetic cat