I guess I'm putting my Cat on Atkins.

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by wovenwonder, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. wovenwonder

    wovenwonder DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2001
    I need to find something laugh about -- because this situation has me sad today.

    Our cat [Baby] will be 7 in August. In February we found out that he had a life threatening heart problem. He is since being treated for it and it appears to be under control. But, since Feb he has gone from 14 pound to 10.6 pounds. He is a bag of bones right now. I just had him at the vet and they drew blood. His sugar was 572! My vet wants to consult with the heart specialist to see if there is any problem giving insulin with the current heart meds.

    So --- doc said that he will be on insulin shots twice a day. Then I asked him what about his food --- should he switch to a low carb diet. Doc was impressed that I knew to ask. And the answer was YES -- he would be going on a low carb food.

    So I now will have my Kittie joining me on the Atkins 'Family' plan.
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  3. Kabuli1

    Kabuli1 DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2002
    Oh, that's so sad, your poor, poor kitty!

    Pixie dust and all that!

  4. nativetxn

    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono

    Feb 15, 2000
    Jody, I have my dog on Atkins. When I returned home from WDW, I noticed that she was not eating and drinking a <b>lot</b> of water. Having seen my dh in ketoacidosis before, I knew she had become diabetic at some point.

    Took her to the vet and her blood sugar was 603. Normal for her is the same range as for a human, so she was way out of control.

    She had lost 10 pounds in the time I was away and was so weak she could not support her own weight.

    I have been giving her insulin injections twice a day. The expensive food the vet told me I had to feed her is based on ground corn :rolleyes: Can you imagine. I told him I was putting her on Atkins and he said to go for it.

    We are slowly getting her blood sugar under control. It is a real blast trying to check her urine, she doesn't like me trying to do that but she is too weak to escape. She is getting stronger day by day. It was very scary at first seeing how weak she was...I used to walk her a mile in the morning and again at night. She couldn't even make it across the street when she was first diagnosed :(

    The injections are no problem, really, just a little inconvenient. I can't imagine having her put down for a little inconvience. Other than the diabetes she is very healthy. She's 14 years old, so that's really saying something.

    Hang in there, you'll get used to it soon.

  5. dizneegirl

    dizneegirl Loves the Mouse

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  6. mowsie dreamer

    mowsie dreamer <font color=blue>100 Days <font color=red>Cheat Fr

    Aug 12, 2001
    {{{{Hugs}}}} Jody and {{{{Hugs}}}} for Baby, too. I know that it will be a big help in treating your kitty that you already know so much about low carb diets. PD is coming your way that her problem is under control soon.

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