Sunday, April 25, 2010

Feline Diabetes Is Preventable

Feline Diabetes Is Preventable
by: Brian Fleming

In the early 1990s it was estimated that the number of cats that had feline diabetes in the United States was upwards to 150,000 at any particular time. Since that time feline diabetes has grown greatly. These days veterinarians agree that they are seeing way more cases of feline diabetic patients. The total numbers of cases could be in the millions. This increase in reported cases of feline diabetes could be because cat owners are bringing in their cats to see the veterinarians more often because of the increased health care. Cat owners bring their cats and other pets for regular checkups.

This increase in feline diabetes could also have to deal with the fact that more and more domesticated cats are staying indoors. With increase in outside traffic and diseases such as feline AIDS, cat owners keep their cats and other pets inside, and when this happens their cats get less and less exercise. Exercise is very important not only for humans but for cats because it prevents obesity which could lead to many health issues.

Indoor cats not only get less exercise but also eat more and more junk cat food like dry giblet foods. These types of cat food have way more carbohydrates and less protein that the cat is use to because in the outdoors your cat would hunt and kill its prey thereby getting more protein and less carbohydrate foods. Cats tend to not only get less exercise but they leisurely eat through out the day and as a result they get larger and larger, and there body’s have to compensate and uses more energy and illness could emerge, like feline diabetes.

The end result of feline diabetes is a direct result of the foods that the cat owner is dishing out. It is much easier for the cat owner to just purchase a bag of dry cat food giblet and dish it out in the morning and leave it as that. Because of that, the cat will eat and digest the bad high carbohydrates and illness could emerge. So the logical step is to place your cat on a diet that consists of low carbohydrates and high protein often called the Catkins Diet. This diet consists of dishing out canned low carbohydrate cat food a few times a day while maintaining a routine diet schedule so that the cat does not leisurely eat whenever it feels like it which would stave off any future illnesses.

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Brian Fleming has created the website to help cat owners cope with cats that have developed feline diabetes, while teaching others how to properly feed their cats to avoid any health issues in the future.

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