Your Diabetic Cat — What You Need To Know About Feline Diabetes
If you’ve just learned your beloved kitty has feline diabetes, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, diabetes in cats is becoming more and more common among our feline friends. Here’s some basic information you need to know about your feline diabetic.
What Is Cat Diabetes?
Although nobody’s quite sure what causes this disease, diet and obesity are the most likely culprits. Most dry foods are loaded with grains, mostly because they’re cheap and abundant. However, kitties should be getting their protein from meat, not grains. Grains are too high in carbohydrates, which leads to weight gain and insulin resistance, a forerunner of diabetes.
The food your kitty eats is broken down into glucose during digestion. Glucose is the fuel your pet’s body runs on. As the glucose goes into the bloodstream, the pancreas