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By Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP
Educational Director, VeterinaryPartner.com
It is now well known that optimal dietary management for diabetic cats consists of a high protein / low carbohydrate diet, a completely different strategy than what is recommended for diabetic dogs. Appropriate foods may be either canned or dry and are probably best fed in meals as has been traditionally recommended though there are some exceptions. The following guidelines have been suggested.
There are several therapeutic diets designed specifically to meet these guidelines. Ask your veterinarian which one is best for your cat.
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