Gaining weight in remission. Lots of weight.

Discussion in 'Welcome to the Group - Post an Introduction Here' started by MaryLola, Feb 7, 2018.

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  1. MaryLola

    MaryLola New Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    My Lola was diagnosed diabetic last spring, she got down to just under 13 pounds. Prior she was around 17lbs on a pretty large frame but still chubby. After 3 months of insulin (ProZinc 2x day) and low carb wet and dry foods she went into remission. Her readings are still in the 70's on random tests.

    My concern is that she has gained a lot of weight in the last month or two. I have not taken her to the vet for an official weigh-in but I measured her around the middle and it was 24" around her widest part (belly). Her belly seems hard too. She is still eating her wet FF pates and Dr. Elsey's Clean Protein dry food is available. Sometimes she has runny pooh but not often. She still drinks water. She seems a wee bit off put I can't put my finger on it. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
    Hi. You may want to put this on the main health forum rather than here in the introduction forum. It will get more attention there.
  3. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    Welcome to the forum. That weight increase seems to be common in many Americans too!

    Good info from FurBabies. While many cats self regulate on food intake, you will want to ensure that low carbs are the primary rule. Also some cats tend to continue over eating once they get regulated. Feeding multiple times in the day, with smaller amounts can help.
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