Originally Posted by farleyv
I had two cats come down with FD. One I lost because the vet never told me to take him off dry food. After being on www.yourdiabeticcat.com
, I learned soooo much. Goofy is now on only wet. They all are. Dry catfood is called the dry death. NO diabetic cat should be near dry food. Actually, no cat at all should be. No grains. the worst thing they can eat is grains. The first 4 ingredients under Guaranteed Analysis on the cans of food should add up to 98 or more. Carbs should be less than 13. You can get all this at the above site. It is a great tool and you get so much feedback and support there. I give Goofy 2 units twice a day and last week his BG was 100. Very acceptable. It is not a death sentence, but you have to be dedicated to giving the shots. If we go to dinner, we have to be home by 6pm for his second shot. This works good especially if we don't care for the people we are with!! Knowledge is power so learn all you can about the disease. Gotta go, Goofy needs his 6 am shot. PS Keep watch of your cat. You know him best. Watch his body language. I can always tell when one of mine is not up to par. Is he playing as usual? Washing and interested in things around him. You develope a sixth sense when you have animals. If you think he is feeling ill, he probably is. Best wishes for successful treatment.
Absolutely the best diabetic cat site ever! Please go to www.yourdiabeticcat.com
and read it, then go to the forum and you will find people that are there to help you.
I'll tell my story, well Callie's story. Callie was diagnosed February 23, 2009 with Feline Diabetes (FD). Her blood glucose level at diagnosis was 557. I cried and was devastated. I was directed by someone here to go to yourdiabeticcat.com and I'm so happy that I did. I followed the protocol there and after a month of a lot of testing, changing doses, and getting rid of ALL DRY FOOD--and putting her on a all wet, low-carb, high protein diet she is now off the juice (i.e. she hasn't had insulin in almost two weeks). This won't happen with every cats, but it definitely will improve your cats condition. Diabetes is NOT a death sentence. Please go read the information at the site provided. I promise it will help your kitty feel better. You have to be dedicated to your kitty and be willing to following the protocol and its worth it. If you have any questions, please ask. There are many at the site that are willing to help, too. Good luck!