I am a bengal cat who was born in 2005. In the summer of 2012, I was diagnosed as a diabetic cat. I want everyone to know that diabetic cats like me are just as fun and loving as cats without the disease.
Now, I know you kind humans do not want to have your feline get too big. It is not fun for them, nor is it fun for you. And maybe you have tried to help them lose weight, but haven’t succeeded. It is not fun to cut back on portions and treats. You don’t want to feel like you are depriving your feline, even if you know that it’s to help them lose weight.
That is why I am very happy to partner again with Hill’s Science Diet. They have introduced a new line of noms specially designed for felines like Minion, who are overweight cats. They tested these noms with 314 felines and canines in homes. These noms are designed to help a feline’s metabolism burn more fat and regulate their appetite.
It works! Of the 314 pets who the noms were given to, 88 percent of them lost weight over a two month period. And remember, this was in a real world test situation, not a situation where the pets stayed with humans in white coats the whole time.
Do you have a feline who is an overweight cat? If you do, I am very happy to give you a chance to try these noms for free!
You will need to take your feline to the humans in white coats to get a prescription for the noms, and you should always check with the humans in white coats before you begin helping your overweight cat reduce his weight.
There is one last thing I must share with you. Since they are giving away the noms, this post is sponsored by Hill’s. My human is being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. But we only share information that we feel is relevant to our viewers. Hill’s Pet Nutrition is not responsible for the content of this article — like they could tell a feline like me what to do? Ha!
Meet Chloe. She is a nine year old cat who was diagnosed as a diabetic cat right around the same time as me, in the summer of last year. But there is good news about Chloe. Unlike me, who needs two insulin shots a day and who can’t seem to find a dose that gets me down to a level where both my human and I are happy, Chloe is a diabetic cat in remission. That means she doesn’t need insulin and just needs a low carbohydrate diet and monitoring.
Lucky girl! To not have to get insulin shots and lots of ear sticks must be nice! Someday I hope I will be there.
Chloe is not like me in another way. I am very friendly and outgoing. I like meeting other humans and felines. But Chloe is very shy.
Even after nearly six months with her foster human and the other four legged inhabitants of the house, Chloe still prefers to be by herself. She will tolerate the other four legged creatures roaming her foster home. When it comes to her foster human, she will tolerate being held a little bit but she is not shy about letting her foster human know when she has had enough attention with a little nip.
Chloe likes her soft bed with a comforter. She is not like Jacey and me, who like to seek out the window to work on our fur tans, watch what’s happening outside, or recently, what the bird on our balcony is doing.
For a human who wants a mellow cat who is affectionate but not overly so, Chloe may be the perfect cat. Since she is a diabetic cat in remission, you can take in a special needs cat who needs a minimal amount of attention.
Can you give Chloe a home? Please tell Venita at DCIN if you can. If you can’t, please share this so that someone who can will see this story and give her one.
So my human was reading an article from Catster. It was about how the writer couldn’t do anything without her cats helping. She started thinking about this when her friend told her that her cat helped when it was time to paint the house. Apparently, when the walls were done, there were paw prints on the floor as well. Well, you humans may not like it, but we felines think that since we are on the floor more often than the wall, it needs painting too!
Then she listed other things that her cats help her with. There is a very long list of things that we do. Did you know that we felines are helpers when you humans:
Make the bed
Choose clothes for donation
Put away groceries
Do the laundry
Type on the computer
Vacuum the house
See how we help vacuum?
That got me thinking about how this diabetic cat helps his human. For example, I helped my human do his taxes. I sat on the papers and receipts he put together and helpfully put my paw on things that he needed to know. Yes, the rest of my body was on his papers, but that’s okay. He didn’t need the numbers that I covered up. And a diabetic cat knows all about numbers.
My human cooks a lot, and when he does I want to make sure his food tastes good. So I will go and nibble on his food to make sure it’s okay, and then if it is, I let him know. If it tastes good to a diabetic cat, it must be good.
When my human goes to the human doctor, they do tests. I help him test his senses between visits to the human doctor. For example, I make sure his sense of smell is working by doing my business in the middle of the night. I make sure his nose works okay and wakes him up.
And then in the morning, when he is in the shower, I make sure he can hear correctly, too. I’ll sit by the bathroom door and meow loudly, and then when he opens the door to check on me, I know that his hearing is okay so I walk away.