I have a cat who had been/is diabetic. I got fed up with the Vet's continuous, and expensive, testing so I decided to change her food. She was eating diabetic food from the Vet's office. she is now completely off the kibble, and I mix the wet with meat -- chicken and tuna mostly. Chicken that I cook, and tuna that is very low sodium. She is completely off insulin, and drinks and pees normally. I imagine the Vet will be angry when I take her in.
BUT, she does like kibble. she gets about 4-6 grains a day, plus a vitamin. Yes I count out 4-6 grains, more as a treat. I use, again, the diabetic food from the vet. But I thought if I bought your kibble (which was on the diabetic cat recommedations from that little survey I took on your website), she had a BIG backward downturn. She drank and peed a lot that day. I have to say, I was suprised to see "potato protein" on the ingredients list. That should have made me suspicious. I've NEVER heard that potatoes had protein.
So, what are you guys thinking???
Potatoes are comprised of about 2% protein and it is one of the highest value proteins available. Potato protein will not cause a sugar (diabetic) reaction, as will sugar or starch from any source.
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