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This question is related to: Siddy the Cat

Age:10
Gender:Male
Breed:Part maine coon
Neutered:Yes
Vaccination History:September 2020
Fed On:Whiskas best and as good as it lksv
Kept:At home

Diabetes

Sids been diagnosed four weeks ago and hes on insulin twice daily , i can’t afford the vet bills and cant get help due covid restrictions, can i make his food myself eg fresh cooked chicken and fish please, any help welcome thanks

4 days ago

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Martina Stuart

Marginally diabetic cats are even more difficult to manage purely by diet than are dogs. If the diabetes is severe then insulin is necessary and diet alone is very unlikely to be sufficient.
However here is one recipe.
Make up daily food in the following proportions (by weight):
60 % meat or animal product
25 % starch (complex carbohydrate)
15 % raw or semi raw vegetables
This can be presented in any way you like you can mix it all together or feed ingredients separately. Feed 3 to 5 times daily, at the same time every day, followed by exercise or activity about 1-2 hrs. afterwards
Meat & Animal Products:
cooked pork, shrimp, chicken, fish, turkey
raw liver, pancreas, heart, or spleen (veal,beef, chicken, turkey)
raw eggs (1 daily max.)
Starches (complex carbohydrates)*
yams, sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, red potato, carrots, tapioca, pumpkin, string beans
Raw**
sprouts, beet greens, broccoli, snow peas, string beans, lettuce
(cantaloupe, pears, tomato, melons)
* Often cats will like melted butter or cheese on their starches.
**You may need to grind the raw veggies with either raw or cooked protein (meat) or starch.
There are also several diabetic forums on the internet containing much useful information.
It might also be worth asking your vet for a prescription for the insulin which I strongly advise you not to just stop without suitable monitoring.

4 days ago

Martina Stuart

An eight to ten pound cat would eat approximately the following (per day):
5 tbsp meat or animal product (about 2-3 tbsp if an egg is fed)
2 tbsp starch (complex carb)
2-4 tsp raw or semi-raw vegetables/fruit
1 raw egg
2-4 tbsp low fat cottage cheese, ricotta, or yogurt (plain)
This can be presented in any way you like you can mix it all together or feed ingredients separately. Feed 3 to 5 times daily, at the same time every day, followed by exercise or activity about 1-2 hrs. afterwards
Meat & Animal Products:
cooked pork, shrimp, chicken, fish, turkey
raw liver, pancreas, heart, or spleen (veal,beef, chicken, turkey)
raw eggs (1 daily max.)
Starches (complex carbohydrates)*
yams, sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, red potato, carrots, tapioca, pumpkin, string beans
Raw**
sprouts, beet greens, broccoli, snow peas, string beans, lettuce
(cantaloupe, pears, tomato, melons)
* Often cats will like melted butter or cheese on their starches.
**You may need to grind the raw veggies with either raw or cooked protein (meat) or starch.

4 days ago

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