Feeding

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Carol Noverati, Oct 15, 2017.

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  1. Carol Noverati

    Carol Noverati Member

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    Good Morning!

    My cat Felix there up his food this morning. I gave him his insulin shot while eating. I'm sure it's because he ate too fast. My question is do I give him more food? TIA
     
  2. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Carol, you can give Felix some more food. Many of us feed multiple small meals throughout the day. What insulin and dose is he on?
     
  3. JeffJ

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    Agree with Sharon. Feed him some more. I would make sure he has a meal sometime in the next 4 hours for the insulin to work on. If he does not eat, then monitor for potential hypoglycemia.
     
  4. Carol Noverati

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    Prozinc- 3 units. I gave him some baby food. I can only feed twice a day because I work all day.
     
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    Thank you. I gave him some baby food. He seems fine. I did a glucose about four hours after his shot and it was 112.
     
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  6. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Glad he’s ok!
    Some of us use a timed feeder to give our cats a meal or two while we’re at work and during the night. Glad you are home testing too!
     
  7. Carol Noverati

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    Can you use timed feeders for wet food? Also I have another cat and I'm afraid that Felix will eat the other cats food. Is there anything wrong with twice feedings?
     
  8. JeffJ

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    Yes, you can used timed feeders. I don't use them. People freeze the portion, then put it in the slots (frozen).

    You are correct to ensure Felix is eating correctly. Twice a day is fine. Most cats like to graze. If you get a timed feeder you can spread out his food. Many cats lose weight when they are diabetic, so it is important to ensure he is getting enough calories.
     
  9. Carol Noverati

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    Great! Thanks! My vet seemed fine with twice a day. Plus she told me how many calories he should have so I've got that covered. He has no problem eating. That's all he wants to do!
     
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