Puddy and Woody were my cats for many years -- I lost them
both within 6 months. They were casualties of MEOW MIX. DO NOT feed your cats cheap food -- it will impact their
health. This cat food metabolized into sugar and caused them both to become dependent on it. Dr. Timothy Hennehen
of Hennehen Veterinary Clinic advises that before Purina introduced Purina Cat Chow, diabetes in cats was so rare that vets
were not even taught to treat it. Now, 30 years later, every vet in America has diabetic cats in their care.
When Puddy reached the point where she was becaming ill every
day, I switched them abruptly to Iams cat food. This was a mistake but at the time I did not know. Within a few
weeks, Puddy lost weight, her fur lost all its sheen and she lapsed into a complete systemic failure and she had to be put
to sleep. Shortly thereafter, Woody was diagnosed as diabetic also. We controlled his condition for some time
with pills but he gradually ceased to be the gentle, happy cat he had been. He became violent, scratching, clawing
and biting me (he had always refused to scratch me even in play or bite me even when the dreaded flea baths occurred).
As his condition deteriorated, I finally concluded that I was not doing him a favor to continue and we had him euthenized.