Short Takes

July 2006 Issue

Short Takes: 07/06

Help for feline diabetes in the form of low-carb diets and home monitoring

Low-Carb Diet May Help Control Feline Diabetes Veterinary researchers from Colorado State University and New York’s Animal Medical Center, reporting in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (Vol. 8, pp. 73-84), have news for owners of diabetic cats. Their report, "Comparison of a low-carbohydrate, low-fiber diet and a moderate-carbohydrate, high-fiber diet in the management of feline diabetes mellitus," gives the nod to low carbs. They fed diabetic cats one of two kinds of foods, either…

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