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I just ordered Dia-ionx for cat...he is getting 2units of insulin per day and he has been on it for 2 weeks. It does not appear to be stopping the excess urination/hunger issue. I feed him wet and hard food...I would like to know, what type food he should be eating? please help. Thx

Smartliving Guest asked this
November 29, 2012 at 10:31 AM



Dear Tuwarna,

In the cat there are factors that help them to respond well to therapy. It is important to feed wet cat food and no dry food at all if possible and all foods including treats should consist of ingredients suitable for a diabetic. You can try canned DM by Purina (Prescription food) or if he doesn't like it, a canned food that is less than 2% carbohydrate such as Friskies Classic Pate Salmon, Fancy Feast - Savory Salmon Feast, Turkey and Giblets Feast, and White Meat Chicken Florentine. In addition I give digestive enzymes, probiotics and fish oil. Dia-IonX helps the body to better utilize the diet and supplements better for a synergistic effect for faster healing. It is also important to avoid giving water that contains chlorine and fluoride.

Exercise helps to move glucose from the blood into the muscles which will lower the blood glucose. Hopefully you can get your cat to play.

Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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