A high level of carbohydrates in your cat’s food can lead to sudden spikes in blood sugar levels. These sudden spikes of blood sugar levels lead to an increase in the need for insulin which is harmful to cats with diabetes.
How many times a day do you feed a diabetic cat?
The usual feeding routine (e.g. food always available (ad libitum), meals/fresh food given twice or three times daily) should be kept when starting to stabilize a diabetic cat.
Can I control my cats diabetes with diet?
A low carbohydrate diet helps diabetic cats maintain proper glucose levels. With careful treatment, your cat’s diabetes may well go into remission.
What can I give my cat naturally for diabetes?
- For cats, I frequently recommend a diet high in very good quality protein and low in carbohydrates.
- Canned foods should be high in protein with little or no grain.
- Freeze-dried treats may also be good choices for most diabetic animals.