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I just adopted a 4 year old Persian cat from the animal shelter. I took him to the vet and had blood-work and urinalysis done and found out he is borderline diabetic. I give him prescription food (which he does not like but will eat a little). However, the canned food he will not eat. What ingredients should I look out for that is NOT suitable for cats with diabetes? -Gail-

Smartliving Guest asked this
October 7, 2012 at 8:25 AM



Dear Gail,

It is preferable that diabetic cats should not be fed any dry food at all. However cats tend to develop their texture preferences when they are kittens. You might try adding Purina's FortiFlora on the dry food. If she eats it, then add a little to the canned food. If she enticed by it's flavor maybe she will eat the canned food. Low carbohydrate canned foods that are nonprescription include Friskies Classic Pate Salmon, Fancy Feast - Savory Salmon Feast, Turkey and Giblets Feast, and White Meat Chicken Florentine. These are 2% or lower in carbohydrates. Dry food typically is higher in carbohydrates. Try rotating the flavors. Some are winners and some not.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 7, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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