We thought Purina's mini infographic on cat diabetes was interesting.
"In the last four years, diabetes rates have increased by nearly 16 percent among cats, while the national average for the price of gas has increased by only 11 percent and the price of stamps by only 7 percent."
Not a good trend! It's our understanding that obesity and diet are the two biggest contributors to feline diabetes.
We're grain-free over here. I know this is a sensitive topic for some, but I found it interesting that some studies show a low carbohydrate diet can significantly reduce - and sometimes even eliminate - insulin dependence in cats.
This shouldn't be a surprise, since I'm told the same is true for many humans suffering from Type II Diabetes.
We also practice portion control (no free feeding!). And we attempt to work in a daily play time with Da Bird or the Neko Flier (not always successful with that, based on our schedules).
Whew. We sincerely hope that's one less thing we'll have to worry about as the fur-kids get older!
We wanted to let you know about a Major Travesty being visited upon us over here:
We're being abandoned. Again.
Yes, and Mother's been working such late hours this past week that I'm sure she forgot to schedule my mani/pedi... *sigh*
Papa says Momma's running around like her hair's on fire or something.
But don't worry. I'm on it.
Mom's production team had 8 business days to create 47 videos ("all hands on deck!")...and she's just a bit wild-eyed right now.
She'll be back next Friday and promises to help us catch up with you!
In the meantime...we'd love it if you kept us company while she's gone!