need advice! Food help!!

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  1. jose and julia

    jose and julia New Member

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    Please can someone give us advice on the food we should buy for our baby Salem he's a 17 lb 11.5 yr old kitty. His level was at 381 and they are saying we need prozinc. They didn't mention much about diet but after reading here we see that diet can be helpful as well as self monitoring. We need to replace his food right away please help us!
     
  2. phlika29

    phlika29 Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome

    It is great that you changing food before you start the prozinc. Ideally don't change in one sudden change tonight but do it slowly over a number of days-25% per day.

    This chart lists food that are low carb. You need one that has less than 10% of calories from carbs. Many in the US use Friskies or fancy feasts but not all are suitable.

    http://www.catinfo.org/docs/FoodChartPublic9-22-12.pdf
     
  3. phlika29

    phlika29 Well-Known Member

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    Make sure it is a wet food, not dry
     
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  5. cat lady

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    I'm new at this too fancy feast classics are a good start his he eating the DM from Purina Panther just started on insulin today good luck with your baby
     
  6. phlika29

    phlika29 Well-Known Member

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    phlika29 Well-Known Member

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    Hello cat lady

    I see you are new here too. It would be great if you could start up a thread introducing yourself and your kitty so people can say hi. :)
     
  8. jose and julia

    jose and julia New Member

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    Thank you all. They were saying to get prescription food, but after reading here it seems that it is a more expensive unnecessary option. We have a newborn at home so saving a little where we can is important. .. As long as it is still a great choice to help our kitty!
     
  9. phlika29

    phlika29 Well-Known Member

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    Very few people here use prescription food. I agree save money where you can:)
     
  10. jose and julia

    jose and julia New Member

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    No, we just were diagnosed yesterday. .. they made us feel a little hopeless at the vet... they said prescription food was basically our only option, but after researching I see that's not the case.
     
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  12. Deb & Wink

    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jose and Julia and welcome to the message board.

    I feed my diabetic cat Wink the Friskies Special Diet pates, Fancy Feast pates, Friskies regular pate style foods but avoid the Mixed Grill flavor because it's a bit higher in carbs.

    There are lots of choices.

    If you do not live in the USA, we can give you other choices for various places in the world.
     

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