Message from discussion obese, diabetic cat, high protein, v. low carb results
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From: "Cheri" <cher...@newsguy.com>
Subject: Re: obese, diabetic cat, high protein, v. low carb results
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 16:13:15 -0700
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"Susan" <su...@nothanks.org> wrote in message
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> The continuing saga of Freddy the Freeloader, permanent house guest of the
> feline persuasion.
> Started out grossly obese at 22 lbs (he's not otherwise a large cat),
> diabetic with a constantly heady shedding thick, dense, faded coat and
> weepy, inflamed eyes and flakey dander all over the place.
> On 2 u of insulin with 1/2 can twice daily of very high protein, very low
> carb grain free food, no more dry overnight, he's losing steadily. Down to
> 19.7 today. Even before this loss, his coat is no longer shedding much at
> all, no more flaking skin, no more drippineess, crud under his eyes, and
> his coat has a nice, smooth texture instead of being all dry, faded with
> gobs of his hair everywhere. He's more energetic, alert, affectionate,
> playful and still way too fat. This is going to take a while, because he
> needs to lose like another 4 lbs or so.
> Will recheck him with a day at the animal hospital at the end of the month
> or early November to see if he's in remission and can come off of insulin
> as expected, since we got him under control in record time, according to
> the vet.
That's great news Susan, kudos to you for your care of Freddie. I know he'll
beglad to come off the insulin too. :-)