Is chicken a protein to steer clear of with diabetics?

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  1. Kerri2455

    Kerri2455 Member

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    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.

    THANK YOU
    Kerri
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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

    Kerri2455 Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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