Feeding Lowest/Zero Carb vs Lower Carb Foods

Discussion in 'Health Links / FAQs about Feline Diabetes' started by Jill & Alex (GA), Sep 12, 2015.

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  1. Jill & Alex (GA)

    Jill & Alex (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
    Feeding foods with the lowest percentage of carbs in them? It's not necessarily the best route to take for YOUR cat.

    Contrary to what one may think (or what some may tell you :)), some cats do better (produce lower BG numbers) when fed a moderate amount of carbs in their food (less than 10%, but more than 0-1%). This is an important point that's overlooked all too often while attempting to regulate your diabetic cat.

    Here's a link to a very interesting, maybe even an eye-opening, discussion for some from Anne & French Fry's FD Library:

    Low Carb vs Lower Carb

    Blanket statements rarely apply to cats. Every cat is different (ECID) remains true when we're talking about sensitivity to carbohydrates. Don't be afraid to experiment to find what works for your cat.
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