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Someone gave me Purina Vet Diet UR. Can I feed this to my

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Someone gave me Purina Vet Diet UR. Can I feed this to my older diabetic cat? Small amounts at a time? His insulin does control his diabetes, but blood level still up. Vet said since he's doing fine, not to mess with it. He get 4 units 2x a day.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 9 months ago.

After insulin, the most important thing to control diabetes is diet.

Expert:  brisadog replied 9 months ago.

His diet should be high in protein and low in carbohydrate, such as Purina DM or Hills M/D. It also needs to be very consistent. He should be fed the same type of food, in the same amount, at the same time each day. I do not recommend using the Purina UR food (too high in carbohydrate), and I do not recommend switching diets.

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