Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes) is a disorder in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels due to a lack of insulin or insulin action. Insulin is a hormone required to move sugar into body cells where it is used for energy.
Without this energy, the cells of the body starve, shut down and eventually die, which leads to multiple complications.
Just as for people, there has been a tremendous increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes in cats over the last 30 years. Diabetes now affects one out of every 100 cats—approximately 800,000 cats in the U.S.
Pet Obesity often leads to Feline diabetes and results from indoor confinement, decreased physical activity and feeding high carbohydrate foods.
Watch the video to learn more about your cat’s dietary requirements and how high-quality, natural cat food like Halo Pets may help the health of your cat.