Diabetes in Cats has increase 50% over 10 yrs.
While the number of cases of diabetes in dogs has remained static for many years, veterinarians are seeing an increasing number of diabetic cats. Over the past decade diabetic cats has grown from 1 in 400 to 1 in 200. What is important to remember that as our cats have developed a tendency towards obesity, diabetes cases have risen rapidly. Food plays a large role in why cats become diabetic.
Unlike diabetic dogs who will be on insulin replacement for the rest of their lives, it is possible to treat cats and even allow for remission. The goal of treatment in cats is to restore the functionality of the beta cells and their ability to produce insulin. In fact, new evidence is now showing that high protein, low carbohydrate diets are instrumental in helping cats defeat diabetes. In short, although your feline friend may need insulin initially, you might be able to reduce or even eliminate this medication as you help the cat lose weight. Good health and weight control/loss tips for any cat.
Avoid dry food (kibble), including treats
Calories from carbohydrates should be less than 10% of the total calories consumed daily
Raw food is – best
Grain free canned food – next best thing
Exercise – check out our interactive cat toys
Get a tall cat tree and put by a window