Can Young Again foods be fed to a cat with pancreatitis?
Yes, our LID ZERO Mature
Health diet is likely the best choice followed by our other Mature Health formulas. Many cats suffering from pancreatitis also suffer from Irritable
Bowel Disease (IBS) and liver disease. The fiber source for the LID diet is
psyllium fiber which is gentle on the digestive tract and works well for IBS
cats. The LID also uses only hydrolyzed animal protein which is both
hypoallergenic and much easier to digest than other proteins. All of our Mature
Health diets have lower levels of ash and reduced levels of specific minerals
like calcium and phosphorous.
An energy dense food high in protein and fat are perfect for
your carnivore cat and allows them to eat many small nutrient dense meals every
day. Small meals that digest slowly are a great tool in helping to manage
Pancreatitis and IBS
There is no benefit in feeding starch
to any cat and it would
be best if you didn’t feed it to a cat with pancreatitis. Starch digests much
more quickly than protein, dumping excess glucose into the blood steam. Excess
blood glucose requires the pancreas to work harder, producing more insulin to
remove the excess glucose from the blood.
Often pancreatic cats do not
produce enough enzymes to digest their food properly. All of the Young Again
diets contain enzymes which aid in digestion.
Most pancreatic attacks take on the form of inflammation. For
your cat to get better, you need to reduce the stress on their pancreas. Our food will help
with all of these needs.