Royal Canine Feline Diabetic: Notes from our vet
Diabetes is a serious condition in cats. It often develops in overweight cats who have been fed a diet high in carbohydrates for long periods of time.
The disease stops cats processing sugars in their body properly due to low insulin levels, causing an unhealthy amount of glucose in their blood. If diabetes isn’t managed properly your cat will become tired, lose weight and not be their usual happy selves.
Making sure your cat is eating the right things plays a major role in combatting diabetes. Sometimes just changing their diet can stop the disease. Royal Canin Feline Diabetic is a low-calorie feed which will help your cat lose weight, a key first step on the road to recovery.
The diet is specially designed to keep blood sugar low as it only contains a small amount of sugar-producing carbohydrates. It’s also high in fibre to help cats digest any sugar slowly, preventing the risk of a sugar overload after eating, a problem with some other cereal based foods.
High levels of easily digestible good quality protein also ensure that your cat will lose weight but not muscle mass, helping them get back to living a normal healthy life. Always check with your vet before changing your pet’s diet but by sticking to Diabetic Feed you and your cat will soon be enjoying happy times together again.