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We just saw our vet today. Our cat's blood sugar was up. We give him methimazole (2.5mg)2 times per day. It has been working till now. A bigger problem-- The vet thinks he has diabetic neuropathy (his rear legs seem to be giving him a problem.) Two questions 1) Can he take Dia-ionx with the methimazole? 2) What will help his legs? Anything?

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July 7, 2016 at 9:59 PM

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You can use DIA-IONX along with methimazole. It stimulates the body to heal and minimize diabetic symptoms. It might be able to slow the progression of neuropathy. Other factors are at play. What kind of food, water, supplements, treats, and other medications does your cat get?

I forgot an important medicine the cat gets - glipizide 5mg twice per day. To answer your other questions- He drinks Filtered water(Brita). We feed him Fancy Feast cod sole and shrimp and Fortis ocean entrees. He is allergic to chicken and there are few choices that don't have chicken. We have tried various other better quality wet food but he only eats them briefly b/c he does not like them. We feed dry Blue Basics grain free fish and potato recipe- only a limited amount ( 1/4 cup daily ) because of the carbs in dry food. We are going to try your product and hope it helps. I have also read that giving him methyl B-12 helps. What are your thoughts on that. Thanks so much for responding.

In the cat there are factors that help them to respond well to therapy. Studies have shown that feeding wet cat food and no dry food at all if possible is best for the diabetic cat. There are some OTC foods that are low in carbohydrates. You could check the ingredient list in these low carbohydrate canned foods; they include Friskies Classic Pate Salmon, Fancy Feast - Savory Salmon Feast, Turkey and Giblets Feast. These are 2% or lower in carbohydrates. Dry cat food stresses out the pancreas. In addition I give probiotics and Omega 3,6,9 to improve digestion and reduce inflammation. I have not used methyl B12 for cats but it would be good if you can find a feline dosage preparation.

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
July 18, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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