Question about Royal Canin glycobalance

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by CandyandOnyx, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. CandyandOnyx

    CandyandOnyx New Member

    Jan 21, 2018
    Hey everyone! Hope all is well :cat:

    So I just talked on the phone with the vet I plan on using for Onyx and they asked how much I'm feeding him and I told them I'm feeding him two cans twice a day and they said that's too much and I should only be feeding him one can per meal. But his old vet told us to feed him two. The cans are only 3 ounces and I don't want him to go hungry or have his blood sugar be too low. Does anyone else use this food? If so, how much do you feed your cat?

    Also I was told that royal canin glycobalance was high in carbs. So is it even safe for him?

    Sorry for the questions. I just keep getting different answers from these vets.
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
    The Glycobalance wet food is 14% carbs:

    The manufacturer's feeding guidelines can be seen here:
    There is a chart based on weight:

    Weight Daily Feeding
    4.4 lb (2 kg) 1 7/8 cans (164 g)
    6.6 lb (3 kg) 2 5/8 cans (218 g)
    8.8 lb (4 kg) 3 1/8 cans (268 g)
    11.0 lb (5 kg) 3 3/4 cans (314 g)
    13.2 lb (6 kg) 4 1/4 cans (357 g)
    15.4 lb (7 kg) 4 3/4 cans (399 g)
    17.6 lb (8 kg) 5 1/8 cans (439 g)
    19.8 lb (9 kg) 5 5/8 cans (477 g)
    22.0 lb (10 kg) 6 cans (514 g)
  3. Chris & China

    Chris & China Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013
    It's higher in carbs than we'd like...we recommend feeding foods that are less than 10% carbs.

    There's nothing special in those "diabetic" foods (other than the price) Most of us feed Fancy Feast Classics, Friskies pates or 9-Lives ground because they're not only low carb, but affordable and easy to find!

    The "recommendations" on foods are almost always over-inflated. The best thing you can do is to weigh your cat once a week and then adjust the amount of food they're eating accordingly

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