Dietary Supplements for Diabetic Cats

feline diabetes dietary supplements

Diabetes is quite common in obese and older cats, although it mostly remains underdiagnosed. The rate of prevalence depends on various environmental factors such as age, obesity, male gender, physical activity and indoor confinement(1).

Diabetes is high sugar level in the bloodstream and diabetic cats can lead healthy life through proper management and treatment. Diet plays a major role in the management of diabetes. Ideally, high protein and low carbohydrate diet is recommended as it is seen to improve the symptoms of hyperglycemia and disease remission in some cases(2). Some veterinarians also suggest high fiber diet as it will help in weight loss in cases of obese cats.

Various dietary supplements are available in the market, which helps in maintaining blood sugar level, body weight, and supplies the required calories and nutrients.

 

DiaVetin by Animal Necessity

  • It is a unique combination of 24 natural ingredients containing vitamins, minerals, aminoacids, digestive enzymes and antioxidants.
  • It aids in digestion via pancreatic enzyme supplementation.
  • It maintains blood glucose level

 

 Hills M/D Weight Loss Diabetic Cat Food

  • It is a low carbohydrate diet
  • It contains high level of protein, carnitine, taurine, and arginine.
  • It maintains insulin metabolism and reduce body fats.

 

 Hill’s Prescription Diet w/d Feline Low Fat

  • It is a fiber rich diet.
  • It contains antioxidants to maintain immune system.
  • Low-fat diet to help lose weight.
  • High carnitine to maintain metabolism and burn fats.
  • Low in calories to help maintain ideal weight.

 

 Natura Petz Organics

  • It is an all-natural and organic supplements.
  • It contains B complex, minerals, gut flora and lactobacillus.
  • It is useful in all types of diabetes
  • It provides prebiotic and probiotic digestive help.
  • It strengthen bones & teeth
  • Provides immune support
  • Aids in maintaining health in heart diseases

 

 NHV Mellit

  • It is a natural supplement
  • It maintains blood sugar level and boost energy
  • It helps in reducing inflammation of the pancreas
  • It provides support to other organs from imbalance due to diabetes

 

 PetAlive Pancreas Booster

  • It is an herbal remedy.
  • It promotes insulin production
  • It supports the pancreas, thus aiding in pancreatic health
  • It aids in balancing digestive enzymes

 

 PetRemedy by RHP

  • It is a low carb dietwhich maintains blood sugar by meeting nutritional deficiencies in diabetic cats.
  • It contains real food vitamins, minerals, and botanical extracts.
  • It is free of gluten, soy, dairy and non-GMO.

 

 Pet Wellbeing Blood Sugar Gold for Cats

  • It is a liquid supplement containing effective herbs
  • It promotes healthy liver and eyes
  • It maintains insulin levels
  • It helps to lose weight

 

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management Dry Food

  • It is a high protein and low carbohydrate diet
  • It contains antioxidant rich nutrients
  • It is available in dry and canned form.
  • It helps in maintaining favorable urinary environment.

 

Royal CaninFeline Glycobalance Dry Cat Food

  • It is a complete balanced cat food.
  • It contains natural cereals to maintain glucose levels.
  • It has carnitine to promote cat’s healthy activity.

 

 

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Diabetic Morsels in Gravy Canned Cat Food

  • It assists in managing the balanced level of glucose.

Royal Canine Veterinary Diet Diabetic Feline

  • It is a combination of probiotics and fibers.
  • It is a high protein diet and also contains antioxidants
  • It maintains favorable urinary environment

 

Zobaline

  • It contains methylcobalamine and folic acid
  • It is useful in cases of diabetic neuropathy which is characterized by weakness in the hind legs and walking on hocks.

References

1. Jacquie S. Rand, Linda M. Fleeman, Heidi A. Farrow, Delisa J. Appleton, Rose Lederer ; Canine and Feline Diabetes Mellitus: Nature or Nurture?; The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 134, Issue 8, 1 August 2004, Pages 2072S–2080S,
2. Frank, G., Anderson, W., Pazak, H., Hodgkins, E., Ballam, J. & Laflamme, D. P. (2001) Use of a high-protein diet in the management of feline diabetes mellitus. Vet. Therapeutics 2: 238–246.