Monthly Archives: April 2012

High Protein Diets For Feline Diabetes

High Protein Diets For Cat Diabetes
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Your veterinary surgeon should recommend high protein diets for feline diabetes. If your vet appears to pay little attention to diet then take my advice and change surgery! I have mentioned many times before that the best diet for feline diabetes is one that is low carbohydrate and high protein. In fact the closer you can get to a cats natural diet in the wild the better. When a cat eats a mouse it will eat all of the mouse, […]

Low Carbohydrate Diets For Cat Diabetes

Low Carbohydrate Diets For Cat Diabetes
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It was common knowledge even before the discovery of insulin that a low carbohydrate diet enabled the human diabetic to  live longer. The same applies to cats. However I am astonished to learn that many diabetic cat owners are still feeding their cats commercially available dry food. This dry food contains between 30% and 70% carbohydrate. However cats in the wild would consume far less than 30% carbohydrate. Cats in the wild would eat small rodents, birds and mammals. If […]

Weight Loss For Overweight Cats

Overweight Cats
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  I have written before about the link between weight and diabetes. Weight loss for overweight cats is an important preventative measure as yet another report, this time a study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, confirms that about half of all cats in American homes are overweight or obese, this is up slightly from 2010. That means that there are approximately 40 million cats are carrying too much weight. And many cat owners are finding that the extra pounds on a fat […]

How To Give Your Diabetic Cat An Insulin Injection

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If your vet prescribes insulin, you will need to know how to give your diabetic cat an insulin injection at home. A vet explains the procedure. “While cat owners may cringe at the idea of injecting their cats, most find it is in fact easier than trying to give a tablet.” “You don’t really have to restrain the cat, Just pick up the skin between the shoulder blades, stick the needle in, and you’re done.” “Hold the syringe so that […]

What Medications Are There To Treat Feline Diabetes

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Kaitlyn asks what medications are there to treat feline diabetes? Well the first thing to realise is that diabetes in both humans and cats is medically treated using insulin. But insulin is not really a medication, it is a hormone. If your vet prescribes insulin then this will need to be given regularly at home. So you must learn how to inject insulin into your cat. This is not as daunting as it sounds and pretty soon it will be […]