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Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Lesliejm, Dec 2, 2017.

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  1. Lesliejm

    Lesliejm Member

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    I am sorry but I am new to this. My head is spinning because I want the best food for my cat. I feed him Nutro portions but there is no info for them on the list. What do you feed?
     
  2. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

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    Nutro perfect portions are fine

    Most of us feed Fancy Feast Classics or Friskies pates.....you can usually look at the ingredients list for foods and get a pretty good idea if they're going to be low carb. I don't see any of the telltale warning signs like corn, wheat, rice, potatoes, peas, etc. in their ingredient list so they should be pretty low carb which is good for a sugarcat
     
  3. Lesliejm

    Lesliejm Member

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    I try to look for good ingredients. I will keep him on it. He loves it. B t w ,how do you figure how many kcals he needs? He is 16 pounds and weight is fine.
     
  4. nmveasey

    nmveasey Member

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    This formula is from cat info.org

    Required calories per day = [13.6 X optimal lean body weight in pounds] + 70

    So: (13.6 x 16) + 70 = 287.6 calories per day to maintain.

    The article goes on to say that the calculated number may be too generous.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. Lesliejm

    Lesliejm Member

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    Just went and bought Sheba small portions for my cat. It says on the one list that it's very very low in carbs and it's good so I went and bought that my cat was at a 389 level today. he hasn't started on any insulin yet I'm waiting tomorrow to go to the vet to get that started. I was going to put him on pills then I read about it and I decided no on the pills I want to give him a chance to go into remission.
     
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  6. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Good... The sooner you start the better.
     
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