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DIABETIC WET CAT FOOD
There are several high-protein wet cat foods available for diabetic cats. Our cats love the Savory Selects flavor from Purina Pro Diabetic Management. We typically dilute the canned food with water to stretch out how long it lasts. Paté canned wet food that’s high in protein is suitable, too.
Diabetic cats are prone to UTIs. We have multiple water fountains to make sure that each of our cats drink enough water each day. Two of our cats prefer to drinks directly from the tub faucet, so we always offer them water from the bathroom as well.
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LIFE JUICE FOR DIABETIC CATS
After Raven did not respond to Pro Zinc insulin, he was switched to long-acting insulin called Lantus. Later, his biological brothers, Backslash and Sir Edmund Hillary, started on the same insulin. They are given insulin every 12 hours. A 10mL vial costs us about $300 every 1.5 months at Costco or CVS.
We buy our 31 gauge, 1cc, 5/16″ needles from ADW Diabetes. Although you can purchase needles at a pharmacy, we prefer to buy them by the case. Insulin syringes should never be reused because they can transfer bacteria into the sterile insulin vial or injection site. Always make sure that you use the appropriate syringe (U-100 or U-40) based on the type of insulin your pet has been prescribed.