Is chicken a protein to steer clear of with diabetics?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Kerri2455, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Kerri2455

    Kerri2455 Member

    Dec 26, 2017
    Hi all
    Someone just told me that i should not feed my diabetic a food that has chicken in it. She had a roommate with a diabetic cat and she would not feed anything with chicken in it. Is this true as my cat is eating Merrick canned purrfect bistro chicken pate.

  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
    Why in the world would she say that? Chicken is a great lean protein. Maybe that cat was allergic?
  3. Kerri2455

    Kerri2455 Member

    Dec 26, 2017
    I know, i thought it crazy too.... I'm going to pretend i didn't hear that. I think unless the cat is allergic its one of the better proteins too. THANKS!
  4. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    For info, if a cat is sensitive to a particular foodstuff it may really spike BG levels when eaten. For example, some cats may spike after eating a food containing beef. Another one to watch for on ingredient lists is vegetable protein (of non-disclosed source - usually soy) or soy protein as some cats are very sensitive to it.

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  5. Kerri2455

    Kerri2455 Member

    Dec 26, 2017
    Thank you! I knew cats can be allergic to chicken but wasn't aware about the vegetable protein/soy protein. Good to know. Appreciate it!
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  6. Melanie and Smokey

    Melanie and Smokey Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    I've had 13 diabetics in my care now and almost all have eaten Chicken Wellness, Chicken Fancy Feast, Chicken TikiCat... I mainly only feed poultry.
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