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Old February 13th, 2007, 01:44 PM
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Purina Vet Diets: DM for cats

Last year my cat was diagnosed with diabetes and she was put on the PVD Diebetes Management for cats. She is doing great on it and all the problems she had before cleared up. They recently did another blood test on her and said she is a poster cat for the DM food because she is doing so much better.

On the other hand the general census here is that "anything Purina is junk food".

So I was curious; being that Kitty is diabetic, do I have any other options to maybe feed her higher quality food, but still help the diabetes?

I'd love to hear any personal experiences like this....
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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:30 PM
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Yup..thats pretty crappy. The DM is a high protien, low Carb diet. Im thinking Innova Evo would suit that need just fine.


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Old February 13th, 2007, 02:37 PM
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Hi Sissani

I also think that EVO is a great option, they have done quite a few studies on using EVO for diabetes. It comes "vet recommended" for this issue, and as well they have a "veterinary" advisor on staff, as well blood work results after using the food.
It gets my vote, and anything low carb would too!
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Old February 13th, 2007, 05:49 PM
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I agree with both Scott and Gypsy Girl.....the EVO would be a great choice.

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Old February 14th, 2007, 01:49 AM
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I agree that Evo would be a good choice.

You could also try joining a forum for cats with diabetes... I've seen a couple out there.

Good luck!
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Old February 14th, 2007, 06:15 PM
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Have you checked out this website? There's a forum there as well.

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