Originally Posted by flood
We have been told that our cat (12 yr) is now diabitic. He is not eating well and the Vet has asked us to give him human baby food. (meats). Can anyone else think of any thing that could make him want to eat. He is on insulin and has to eat. All he wants to do is drink his water. help!
There are a number of treats that would be appropriate (as I understand it from one of my favorite sites on diabetes in cats - gorbzilla.com
in that they contain only protein, no carbohydrates, these include: wildside salmon, liv-a-littles, dr.harvey's whisker smackers, grandma lucy's roasted chicken or freeze-dried tuna, kitty kaviar (the best and original flaked tuna treat, you can also find it under dr. fosters and smith's own label and cosmic sells this too). Rosie's Rewards and Rosedust, Old West Freeze-Dried Shrimp, if he likes catnip, try smartykat shrimpnip (contains organic catnip seasoned freeze-dried shrimp).
The gorbzilla site lists suitable treats which includes what I listed above and a site on canned and dry cat foods - giving you the per centages in each of fat/carbs/protein etc.
I would try any of the above sprinkled atop your cats food.