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Would it be dangerous for our 14 year old cat, Yoda, to take him off insulin injections and give him Dia-IonX? How do we determine how much to give him? Does it have a taste, because he is very smart when it comes to putting medications in his food or water. Thank you for your help, it would be life changing not to have to give him shots twice per day!

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July 23, 2014 at 3:57 PM

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Dear Shirley,

If your cat does not like prescription canned food you could offer a low carbohydrate one. 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. It is best to avoid any dry food because it stresses the pancreas. Be sure to offer sufficient purified water,not city water. Giving probiotics can aid digestion. Using Omega 3,6,9 can reduce inflammation and improve the coat.

The dose I use for DIA-IONX is 10 drops twice daily on the food or 20 drops once daily. I prefer to give it twice daily initially. You can use it along with insulin. You did not mention that. If you are giving insulin then you need to monitor blood sugar or the amount in the urine so that you would know if you need to lower the insulin dosage.

Please let us know how he does.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
July 24, 2014 at 10:39 AM
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