Diet change and dosing!

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Holly1988, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Holly1988

    Holly1988 New Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    We are doing it, tonight we are going to an all wet food only wet food house!
    I have a few questions
    1. Can I stop insulin and monitor BG levels during this change to see how the food change is affecting him?
    2. Jax eats FF how much should he be eating and how often should he be eating a day now that he can't sneak dry?
    3. I have 5 other cats. They will be getting friskies how many cans and how often will I need to feed them?
    Also....since he is on an in and out...if he does not have insulin in his system can i adjust his dosage time. If I skip shot tonight can I change when I give shot tomorrow morning from 645 am pm to 600 am pm?
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2016
    I wouldn't do that. There's always a risk of ketones developing if he doesn't get the insulin he needs. Get a few BG tests this evening before bed and more tomorrow to see the effect of the food change. If he dives you can reduce the dose.

    If he's very hungry and isn't overweight you can feed him as much as he'll eat in several small meals a day.

    Why not have all your kitties on the same schedule? How much to feed will take some monitoring - depends on the size of the cat, whether they're currently at a good weight, etc.

    You can shift the shot time up to an hour with ProZinc and not have any real problem from that.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2018
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  3. Holly1988

    Holly1988 New Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    Update: no insulin last night. His am number was 246 close to 100 pts lower than when I give him insulin

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