The food that a cat is fed is one of the most important aspects of the Tight Regulation Protocol. In order help your cat be healthy, you must feed low carb canned food or a raw diet. Dry food of any kind is strictly off limits to diabetic cats, as it is a primary contributor to Feline Diabetes, as well as many other diseases. All cats will benefit from this type of diet, and no cat should ever be fed dry food under any circumstances.
Unfortunately, food can be one of the most stressful aspects of the TR Protocol. Because FD starves cats of nutrition, many cats will eat just about anything and switching them from dry food to canned will be easy. There are some cats, however, that will rebel against the idea of eating anything other than dry. Fortunately, there are a lot of different tricks that can be used to switch cats over to canned. With patience, every cat can be switched. It just takes patience. Though it can be stressful at first, your cat will eventually become used to the new diet and will live a much healthier life as a result. A low carb diet benefits every cat, and not just diabetics.
The Diabetic Cat Help website has many resources to assist with help when switching foods. In addition to that, you can check out all of the information that we have on the Diabetic Cat Help Facebook group.
In order to purchase the correct food, it is important to know the percentage of carbs in the food. We always shoot for less than ten percent carbs, though the fewer the better. Calculating carbs is easy, and it’s even easier with our set of carb calculators. Head on over to the downloads page to download calculators for the iPhone, Android phones, and windows computers. There is also a calculator in the sidebar of this page.