Diet May Help With Some Cat Diseases

Some diseases in cats will respond well to diet changes and you may even be able to lower their medications. While the changes may not be a cure, they have shown to help in treating some diseases.

Diabetes Mellitis – Cats are obligate carnivores which means they need a diet high in protein to survive. A low carbohydrate diet is best for all cats but especially those that are diabetic.

Hyperthyroidism – (an overload of thyroid hormone) Look for foods that have no or low iodine content.

An anti-allergic diet should be high in omega 3 fatty acids found in fish. But be careful of mercury content in some fish.

IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) – Add probiotics to the diet. Choose novel protein sources that are different such as venison and bison.

Cancer feeds on carbohydrates so opt for high protein and fat with very low carbohydrate content. Check with your holistic vet as to what supplements are safe for cats and offer anti-cancer properties.

Many cats don’t drink enough water. Make sure your cat always has fresh water available. You can encourage him/her to drink more by using a fountain water dispenser as cats love to drink running water.

Before making any changes in diet or adding supplements or decreasing medications, always check with your vet first.

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