Feeding your diabetic cat

The daily dose of insulin is adjusted to match your diabetic cat's daily energy requirements. So, your cat's diet and activity level are critical.

Diabetic cats must be fed regularly. Your cat should always be fed the same amount of food at the same time every day.

Some cats prefer eating small amounts throughout the day. If this is your cat’s habit, your veterinarian probably will not try to change it.

The ideal diet for a diabetic cat

Diabetic cats should be fed a diet containing a high quality, highly digestible protein and restricted fat. Read more about prescription diets.

If your cat is overweight, your veterinary surgeon will advise a weight management programme to help reduce its weight gradually. Weight loss will make your cat’s diabetes easier to manage. Read more about obesity in diabetic cats.

If your cat is underweight, your veterinarian will advise you on a diet to help your cat regain its normal weight.