Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Glycobalance Dry Cat Food

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Glycobalance Dry Cat Food

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The Complete Guide to Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Glycobalance Dry Cat Food

What Is Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Glycobalance Dry Cat Food?

Diabetes can severely impact your cat's life. Being unable to manage their blood sugar puts them at risk for a plethora of medical issues, including chronic dehydration, depression, a decline of motor functions, and eventually, death. Royal Canin Glycobalance Cat food prevents all of these!

How Does Diabetes Affect Cats?

Diabetes affects approximately 2% of the total population of house cats. While it can be a genetic condition, it can also be induced due to poor lifestyle choices like overeating and not getting enough exercise. When your cat has trouble managing their blood sugar, it means that their body cannot use the fuel that they are eating.

This can lead to an increased appetite that occurs along with weight loss. This can be a dangerous situation as it can lead to malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies. Your cat can also have increased urine output and increased thirst, along with that. This is your cat's body trying to flush out the excessive nutrients in the kidneys and liver.

Your cat can become dehydrated as a result. The excess nutrients can also damage your cat's liver, and they can develop fatty liver, which is difficult to reverse. Finally, diabetes can also lead to nerve damage, especially in the limbs. This damage can lead to loss of function in the limbs, which may need amputation to treat.

How Does Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Glycobalance Dry Cat Food Help?

Royal Canin Glycobalance Dry Cat food contains everything your cat needs to lead a normal, healthy life. The formula is made by vet nutritionists and vets who have made Royal Canin Glycobalance Dry Cat food with targeted nutrients that help manage this condition in your cat.

Royal Canin Glycobalance Cat kibble is made with therapeutic levels of soluble and insoluble fibers. This ensures that your cat digests this food for longer, so your cat's body has a chance to absorb the nutrients, and their blood glucose levels don't fluctuate wildly.

To combat loss in muscle mass from the excess weight loss, Royal Canin Glycobalance Cat food contains a high amount of protein. With a 44% minimum guaranteed amount of protein, this food promotes healthy weight gain in your cat. A minimum 10% of fat content ensures that your cat doesn't gain excess weight as well!

Low starch levels ensure that your cat gets a high-quality, nutrition-dense kibble that doesn't add empty calories. Finally, Royal Canin's patented S/O Index prevents painful bladder stones from developing in your cat and saves them from unnecessary pain and possible surgeries.

How Much Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Glycobalance Dry Cat Food Should I Give My Cat?

The amount of Royal Canin Glycobalance Cat food you should give your cat depends on your cat's weight and whether you are feeding dry kibble or a mixture of wet and dry Royal Canin Glycobalance Cat food. You can use the following guidelines if you are exclusively feeding dry food:

Your Cat's Weight Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
4.4 lb 27g 33g 40g
5.5. lb 31g 39g 47g
6.6 lb 36g 44g 53g
7.7 lb 40g 50g 59g
8.8 lb 44g 55g 65g
9.9 lb 47g 59g 71g
11 lb 51g 64g 77g
12 lb 55g 68g 82g
13 lb 58g 73g 87g
14 lb 62g 77g 92g
15 lb 65g 81g 97g
17 lb 68g 85g 102g
18 lb 71g 89g 107g

If you are mixing Royal Canin Glycobalance Dry Cat food with wet food, you should use the following guidelines:

Cat's Weight Daily Dosage Low Activity Medium Activity High Activity
4.4 lb 1 can 10g 17g 23g
5.5. lb 1 can 14g 22g 30g
6.6 lb 1 can 19g 28g 37g
7.7 lb 1 can 23g 33g 43g
8.8 lb 1 can 27g 38g 49g
9.9 lb 1 can 31g 43g 54g
11 lb 1 can 34g 47g 60g
12 lb 1 can 38g 52g 65g
13 lb 1 can 41g 56g 71g
14 lb 1 can 45g 60g 76g
15 lb 1 can 48g 65g 81g
17 lb 1 can 51g 69g 86g
18 lb 1 can 55g 73g 90g
Are There Any Precautions or Side Effects of Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Feline Glycobalance Dry Cat Food?

Royal Canin Glycobalance Cat kibble is an entirely safe and nutritious cat food that you can feed to your cat without having to worry about any side effects or precautions. However, you should make sure your cat has access to a fresh bowl of water whenever you give dry food.

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Can I Give This to My Dog?

    No, you should never give cat food to your dog. Cat food is more nutritionally dense, and you risk your dog becoming overweight. If you are concerned about diabetes in your dog, you should ask your vet about Royal Canin Glycobalance Dog Food instead.

  2. Can I Give This to My Other Cats?

    You can give this diet to your other cats only if your vet has examined them and has deemed that it is necessary for them as well. Since this diet is formulated to balance glucose levels, you risk adverse effects if you give this food to a healthy cat.

  3. Does This Need a Prescription?

    Yes, this cat food needs an updated vet's prescription to purchase. This is because this food is made to modify your cat's body chemistry.

  4. How Should I Store This Cat Food?

    You should store this kibble in an airtight container, away from direct sunlight or moisture and protected from extremes of temperatures. You should also ensure that your cats don't have free access to this food as it can lead to overeating!

  5. What Is the S/O Index?

    Royal Canin's S/O Index is a proprietary blend of nutrients that decrease the occurrence of calcium oxalate and struvite crystals and stones in your cat's bladder system.

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Soy Protein Isolate, Ground Corn, Barley, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavors, Brown Rice, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Beet Pulp (Sugar Removed), Psyllium Seed Husk, Potassium Chloride, Anchovy Oil (Source of EPA/DHA), Soya Oil, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Citrate, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B2), D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Tea (Green Tea Extract), Trace Minerals [Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.), L-Carnitine, Rosemary Extract, Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols.

Directions

Weight Daily Feeding (cup)
4.4 lbs 1/4
6.6 lbs 3/8
8.8 lbs 1/2
11 lbs 5/8
13.2 lbs 5/8
15.4 lbs 3/4
17.6 lbs 3/4
19.8 lbs 7/8
22 lbs 1

1 cup = 8 oz

Feeding guides are general recommendations only. The amount of food required by your cat may vary above or below that listed in this feeding guide. In consultation with your veterinarian it is recommended that you weigh your cat 4 - 6 weeks after starting a new diet in order to adjust food intake to maintain or achieve an optimal body weight and body condition score. Consult your veterinarian for specific feeding guidelines for your cat. This diet is formulated to be complete and balanced. It is unnecessary to feed leftover foods, kitchen scraps or additional supplements. It is recommended that your cat be fed 2 - 4 equal portions of the diet per day. Ensure fresh drinking water is available at all times. Store this product in a cool, dry place.

Transition Instructions

We recommend at least a 7 day transition before you begin feeding the new food exclusively. Start by mixing 75% of the old diet with 25% of the new diet on Day 1 and Day 2. On Day 3 and Day 4, mix 50% of the old diet with 50% of the new diet. On Day 5 and Day 6, mix 25% of the old diet with 75% of the new diet. On the 7th day, you can feed the new food exclusively. This allows your pet's digestive system to smoothly adapt to the new food.

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