What is a good food for cats that are diabetic?
As a general rule you will want to select foods that are low in carbohydrates (below 10 – 12 percent of calories from carbs is generally advised) Below are foods that are carried at Chuck & Don’s, which are low carb, and therefore deemed suitable for a diabetic cat:
– Nature’s Variety Raw Instinct (Dry)
– Nature’s Variety Instinct (Canned
– Primal (Raw frozen)
– Nature’s Variety (Raw Frozen)
A good website to refer to would be http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/ They have tables for both dry and canned cat foods that show the percent of calories from carbs for different foods. Of the suitable food lines listed on their tables, Chuck & Don’s carries the following, in addition to what is listed above:
– Healthy Indulgence (Pouches, made by Wellness)
– Wellness (Canned)
– Merrick (Canned)
– Nutro (Canned)
By no means is this a complete list of foods that may be suitable, but it is an indication of what Chuck & Don’s carries, which may work for a diabetic cat.
Chuck & Don’s also carries the following treats that are suggested for a diabetic cat:
– Halo Liv-A-Littles (Available in beef, chicken, and salmon)
– Kitty Kaviar