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Cat Diabetes Support

Pet Care Tips 2 min read

We have all had a good laugh at the fat cats on the Internet, but the sad truth is these cats are well on the road to type II diabetes, and that is no laughing matter.

Traditional cat diabetes treatments rely on insulin injections; however, many cat owners are reluctant to inject their cat once or twice a day, or their cat may be resistant to insulin treatment. Luckily, a healthy, holistic cat diabetes support is available.

The NHV natural cat diabetes support, Mellit, is a blend of herbs that supports the digestive system while helping the body to break down or block sugars.

This carefully sourced, tried, tested and trusted remedy includes:

• Jambolin to quickly reduce blood sugar which helps prevent the pancreas from stress.
• Fenugreek to help control blood sugar levels, giving the pancreas time to heal and rebalance.
• Goat’s Rue to control blood sugar levels while stimulating and protecting the liver.

As with all our herbal blends, we combine synergistic remedies help the body as a whole, not just one area. The functions of the body are all connected; therefore it is important that treatments support the areas under stress, repair damaged areas and treat the cause.

Obesity is number one cause of diabetes in cats, surprisingly, cats are considered obese when they are only three pounds over their ideal weigh. An average cat should not weigh more than 13 pounds.
So, you may think it’s harmless to feed you cat ice cream or let them devour the butter, but the long-term health effects of diabetes can be fatal.

Of course, it’s not just obesity that causes diabetes, certain drugs such as corticosteroids, megestrol or acetate, pancreatitis, and the disease amyloidosis may also cause diabetes in cats.

The most important factor in treating cats with diabetes is to check the symptoms, then consult a vet who will diagnose your cat accurately. Low carbohydrate diets are usually recommended as an important first step in treating diabetes.

Once cats are placed on a low carbohydrate diet, the blood sugar variation is lowered and easier to maintain.

Just as our modern diets can be the cause of illness, the modern cat’s diet is mostly dry crunchy cat foods that are higher in carbohydrates than wet cat food.
If cats are given the choice they will choose to eat cat food in a can over bag of dry cat crunchies, and who can blame them, imagine eating Cheerios, or Cornflakes, or Shreddies with no milk!

Perhaps cats know what’s best for them after all, or as the Aristocats would say, “A cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at”.

 


Published: August 30, 2013

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