Royal Canin Veterinary - Diabetic offers a lasting solution for diabetic cats aged six months and older. Diabetes mellitus is a common disease in cats and the cause is usually a genetic predisposition or obesity. If your cat is suffering from diabetes, there is a chronic increase in the blood sugar level, due to the instability of the insulin production. This makes it impossible for the body to regulate the blood sugar level. If your cat has diabetes, a change of diet is essential and Royal Canin Veterinary - Diabetic Wet food offers a tasty meal with added health benefits. The amount of calories in this food is kept at a moderate level and the starch content is reduced, which supports both weight loss and helps maintain a healthy weight. The addition of L-carnitine also helps reduce fat deposits. The high protein content helps maintain the muscle mass of your cat and supports the delayed glucose supply. Indications: Diabetes mellitus Body Condition Score (BCS) ≤ 6/9 Note: Insulin sensitivity may improve while your cat is on this diet. Blood sugar levels should be closely monitored and the insulin dose adjusted as necessary. Contraindications: Pregnancy or lactation, kittens Overweight or obese cats (BCS ≥ 7/9) Key benefits: Moderate calorie content: can help to combat weight gain. High protein content: helps to maintain muscle mass Gluco modulation: specialised formula to help manage the postprandial blood glucose in diabetic cats. Low starch: helps to reduce the absorption of excessive amounts of carbohydrates. Length of treatment: It is advisable to keep your cat on this diet for the rest of its life. Although diabetes can be reversible in cats, lifelong treatment reduces the risk of relapse. Therapeutic veterinary diets are carefully formulated and recommended to be used in conjunction with veterinary advice and support. Royal Canin strongly recommend you seek advice from your vet prior to and during feeding of any of these products to your pet. Please note: This product is not available for delivery to Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands.