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Hi Dr. Char, I have been using Vetionx products for the past 18 months and am extremely satisfied. I have two cats, 18 (Spanky) and approx 16(Zoe) (former feral - no way of knowing exact age). Currently, I am using Arthro-Ionx in their daily water intake, and give H20-Ionx to Spanky as he has Kidney Disease. You were kind enough to suggest Dia-Ionx for Spanky, as another supplement, which I did purchase and have on hand. Yesterday, blood work suggested that Zoe's sugar level is 414. I tried to administer Dia-Ionx to her orally, but it is difficult as she is a former feral, and is not the easiest cat to medicate. My question is, since I currently administer Arthro-Ionx in their daily bottled water intake, can I also administer the Dia-Ionx in the water, or will one cancel out the other? Perhaps they are not as effective if used in this manner? I have asked my vet to give me a few weeks to try and control the sugar with Dia-Ionx, as well as some dietary changes. Zoe currently eats a mixture of dry (mostly) and wet food, but I have been trying to change her to a completely wet diet. Any advice would be very much appreciated. I recommend these products to so many pet owners.....they really are fantastic! Kind regards, Dianne Bazarian

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May 22, 2014 at 7:11 AM



Dear Dianne,

One can give DIA-IONX along with insulin. DIA-IONX was designed to help with the symptoms of diabetes and to stimulate the body to heal. Healing takes time and so you need to monitor blood glucose levels to determine if it is appropriate to adjust the insulin dosage if you decide to give it. Here are my recommendations for diabetic cats: 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. (There are some OTC foods that are low in carbohydrates just in case your cat does not like prescription diabetic food. I would try these Low carbohydrate canned foods that are nonprescription; they 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 cat food stresses out the pancreas.

In addition I give probiotics and Omega 3,6,9. DIA-IONX helps the body to better utilize the diet and supplements better for a synergistic effect for faster healing. Sometimes cats are able to get off insulin and control their glucose levels by diet and supplementation. It is also important to avoid giving water that contains chlorine and fluoride.

Exercise helps to move glucose regulation.

Please let us know how you do.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 24, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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