Diet can help a lot in controlling the level of blood glucose in the cats. Diet not only helps in doing so, but also help in assisting in weight loss. To be general, a diet that is rich in protein and low in carbohydrates and high in fiber should be preferred. The form of food, the frequency of intake, the timing of intake will help a lot in controlling the diabetes level. Some experts say that feeding a cat with non dry food is one of the best things that one can do for those cats suffering from diabetes.
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WHY DO CATS GET DIABETES?
Diabetes occurs due to the effect of insulin – which is a hormone that will help the movement of glucose or sugar from the bloodstream to the cells. When this sugar builds up in the body it will lead to increased urination and thirst. When this condition is left untreated it can lead to a fatal condition of your pet.
WILL I KNOW THAT MY CAT IS DIABETIC?
Two main symptoms that are showed by diabetic cat are increased urination and increased thirst. Other symptoms that diabetic cat will show are fatigues, tiredness and least interest in the activities that they enjoy doing.
IS A SPECIAL DIET FOR DIABETES AFFECTED CATS NECESSARY?
Yes, if your cat is also affected with diabetes, like in humans, you should also modify their diet where you include more of protein in their diet. Through diet we can supply the body of your cat with the necessary nutrients that will help in maintaining the weight of the body weight and will also help in maintaining the levels of the right glucose level. This will help in treating the disease conditions in a much simpler manner. Along with the diet it is necessary to have an ideal number of feedings and the quality.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD A CAT SUFFERING FROM DIABETES BE FED? Before finalizing the answer, it is important to consider the usual feeding habit. The number of feeding will play a major role if the cat is prescribed with insulin administration.
THE TYPE OF DIET THAT HAS TO BE FED TO A CAT THAT IS SUFFERING FROM DIABETES
High Fiber: it is important to provide them with a diet that is rich in fiber. This can affect the absorption and metabolism of the glucose and fat that is present in the diet. High fiber will also promote weight loss of cat that will help those obese cats.
High protein and low carbohydrate: Recent studies and researches have showed that a diet rich in protein and low in carbohydrates have been beneficial for those cats that are suffering from diabetes.
WILL CANNED FOODS BE BENEFICIAL TO THEM? Canned foods can be preferred. But semi moist foods are not a preferable form of food because this contains a large amount of high sugar content.
IS TABLE SCRAPS PREFERABLE FOR A DIABETIC CAT? Do not include table scraps in the diet of your cat that is suffering from diabetes.
WHEN SHOULD I CONSULT A VETERINARIAN?
It would be always better to consult a veterinarian as early as possible when you find anything unusual with your cat. This will help them diagnose the condition as early as possible. This will help in treating it in much simpler, easier and safest manner. When left untreated, diabetes is a very dangerous condition which will contribute its dangerous effects to almost all the systems in the body. This can also lead to a fatal condition when diabetes is left untreated.
DIAGNOSING DIABETES IN CATS
Veterinarian will rule out the history of the disease by asking certain questions on the symptoms that you noticed in the cat. Open up your fear and queries to your veterinarian, he is the only qualified one to help you out in the conditions. As a pet owner, you should monitor all the signs and symptoms and present it to the veterinarian. Veterinarian will make the cat undergo both urine and blood test to know the level of glucose in the blood. This will help the doctor to know the right treatment that will be safe for the cat.
Veterinarians will prescribe certain medications according to the level of the glucose in the cat’s blood.
Originally posted 2015-04-06 06:02:22.