Hi! This is my first post in this forum. Just found out that my 10 year old cat Buttercup is pre-diabetic and early renal failure. She's overweight at 11.2 lbs (she has a small frame). Our vet said to give her a set amount of renal food, get her to lose 1 lb and come back for more bloodwork. If not improved, she starts insulin. :-( She's getting 1/4 cup of renal kibble in the morning and a small can in the evening. Problem is, I mistakenly free-fed kibble until I found out why that is a big problem with cats about a year ago. My other two cats love canned food (we make "cat food soup" with half a bowl of water, and it's gone in the morning), but Buttercup is addicted to her kibble. Is tough love here appropriate? If she's hungry enough, she'll eat the canned food we put out, right? The only reason I cave and still give her kibble in the morning is because she isn't eating all of the can at night. Should I stop the kibble completely at this point? I need her to lose weight so she doesn't become diabetic, but I need her to eat wet food so she doesn't kill her kidneys. She doesn't want to do either. She is being pretty dramatic, and it's hard not to give in but I would like to control this with diet if possible! Please tell me she won't starve herself to death, and she doesn't need kibble.