Feeding Tips for a Cat With Diabetes
Like people, cats can get diabetes. WebMD explains cat diabetes symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Can Diet Improve My Cat’s Diabetes?
If you're careful about diet and insulin therapy, you may notice that you
can start lowering your cat’s insulin dose.
In some cats, diabetes will even go into remission. But that doesn’t mean
the cat is cured.
“I tell the owners that they should still think of their cat as having
diabetes -- it’s just controlled,” Schermerhorn says. Sometimes cats that have
gone into remission will experience flare-ups and will still need to take
insulin once in a while to control their diabetes. Owners need to be committed
to caring for their diabetic cat for life, he says.
Frostig has kept his cat on a strict regimen of diet and insulin shots, and
now it’s hard to tell that Bill is anything but a normal, healthy cat -- or
that he is 15 years old. “He’s still running around the house like he’s young,”
Frostig says. “I have to remember sometimes that he has diabetes.”