My cat has diabetes, can I feed Weruva?
Our formulas were not designed for any specific purpose. They are designed to be complete and balanced for adult maintenance. Based upon what we put in the can, high quality meat with moisture, they are often helpful with certain conditions. There is literature out there as to what types of diets may be best for certain conditions. Our foods often meet the descriptions of such diets and therefore may be helpful. However, they are not designed to prevent, cure or treat any particular ailment.
And of course, please consult your veterinarian.
Diabetes is caused by the body’s inability to produce the requisite insulin that can properly balance blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates are made of sugars, and keeping carbohydrate intake in check helps with diabetes.
Carbohydrates are primarily found in dry kibble foods, as dry kibble cannot be made without carbohydrates. Eliminating dry kibble will help with this issue.
Calories for people and pets come from 3 places: protein, fat and carbohydrates. Cats are “obligate carnivores” which means they must eat meat. The calories in meat are protein and fat based with little to zero carbs. Protein and fat are the proper fuel for cats, and carbohydrates are not metabolically necessary.
All of Weruva’s formulas were formulated with the obligate carnivore in mind. Weruva’s formulas range from 1-3% carbohydrates. Those formulas without veggies, such as Paw Lickin’ Chicken, Mack & Jack, Mideast Feast and Asian Fusion, will be on the lower side.