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My cat, Toonsiss, was diagnosed last July. He was 18lb and glucose 480. I started an exercise plain running about 1/2 block 5 to 7 laps before eating. I cooked organic chicken breast with L-taurine sprinkled. He unproved 100% and dropped to 10lb 170 glucose. Then things went down hill. For calcium and vitamins, I added legs and thighs, liver and egg yolks bones and all ground up into a pudding. The fat content put his sugar back up to 380 and 9 1/2lb Thankfully he has a great appetite but he seems weak and tired now. I just got Dia-IonX today and I'm hoping for the best. What I'm asking is there a way to add the calcium and vitamins without raising symptoms? And what vitamins do cats actually need? Tried all pet store products there loaded with sugar.

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February 5, 2016 at 3:27 AM



Dear Rodney,

Do you use insulin? You 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 your therapy. 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. There are some OTC foods that are low in carbohydrates 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. It is important to avoid chlorinated water. I don't think your home prepared diet was balanced. You can find dibetic recipes on line. It would be easy to try the above foods. If it helps then finding a better comercial food would be worth the effort if you want a break from the home preparation.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 6, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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