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Purina Veterinary Diets Cat Food DM [Dietetic]

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The role of dietary management in feline diabetes mellitus is to provide a proper balance of nutrients while meeting the special dietary needs of the patient. Cats are unique in their requirement to metabolize high concentrations of dietary protein. A high percentage of protein is used for gluconeogenesis. The increased concentration of high quality protein in this diet provides the cat’s essential amino acid requirements and a substrate for glucose production.

With glucose production from dietary amino acids, the carbohydrate content of the diet may be dramatically reduced with this formulation. Glucose derived from hepatic gluconeogenesis is delivered to the bloodstream at a slower rate compared to the release of glucose from digestion of dietary carbohydrate. The result is a more consistent, steady release of glucose and the potential for reduced insulin requirements.

Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management Feline Formula offers dietary benefits that provide optimal nutrition while meeting your cat's special needs:

  • High protein
  • Low carbohydrate
  • High level of antioxidants
  • Exceptional palatability

Directions & Dosage

Using a standard 8 oz/250 ml measuring cup which contains approximately 144 g of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management. The following feeding program is recommended as a guideline only, with discretionary clinical adjustments for proper weight maintenance.

Body Weight: Approximate number of 8 oz cups/day


3 lbs: 1/8
5 lbs: 1/4
8 lbs: 3/8
10 lbs: 1/2
15 lbs: 3/4
20 lbs: 1

Ingredients

Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (Min) - 51.0%
Crude Fat (Min) - 15.0%
Crude Fiber (Max) - 3.0%
Moisture (Max) - 12.0%
Vitamin A (Min) - 18,000 IU/kg
Vitamin E (Min) - 100 IU/kg
Carbohydrate* - (Max) 18.0%

Poultry by-product meal, soy protein isolate, corn gluten meal, soy flour, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols (form of Vitamin E), corn starch, animal liver flavor, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, fish oil, potassium chloride, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, DL-Methionine, choline chloride, taurine, powdered cellulose, salt, Vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, manganese sulfate, Vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, Vitamin B-12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, Vitamin D-3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite


  • Requires referral and direction from veterinarian