Why Use an Herbal Formulation for Diabetes in Cats?
I remember my first experience giving a cat insulin shots.
It was years ago, and I was pet sitting for a friend.
Giving kitty an insulin shot would be easy, she said.
Just give him a little tuna and give him a shot. That’s it!
To say the least, giving kitty a shot didn’t happen quite the way she described.
What she didn’t tell me was how much kitty hated the shot.
Or, how fast I’d need to inject to avoid getting scratched!
Let’s face it, insulin injections can be rough with some cats.
Luckily, some cases of diabetes in cats can be regulated using food, exercise, and herbal formulas.
How to Tell if Your Cat Has Diabetes
The most obvious signs that your cat may be diabetic are excessive drinking and urination.
Diabetic cats also lose weight and display a change in eating and drinking routines.
Without insulin, your cat’s body can’t utilize glucose.
Consequently, your cat will start losing weight and constantly act hungry.
Also, your cat’s body naturally attempts to dilute its high sugar by increasing thirst.
Added thirst causes diabetic cats to drink and urinate much more than healthy cats.
Some cats also develop diabetic neuropathy as a side effect of diabetes.
If your cat suffers diabetic neuropathy, you might notice him walking oddly.
For example, he may walk flat on his back legs, hocks touching the ground.
Diet & Herbal Formulation for Diabetes
Some cats respond well to diet, exercise, and herbal formulations for diabetes.
Sometimes lifestyle changes keep cats from needing insulin.
With the help of your holistic vet, you can monitor your cat’s glucose and try a natural approach.
Diet for Feline Diabetes
The best diet for cats suffering from diabetes is a low-carb diet.
Eliminate grains, sweet potatoes, potatoes, and green peas.
Home cooking for your cat is an excellent option.
In addition to home cooking, consider adding a cranberry supplement because cats with diabetes may have a higher risk of bladder infections.
Herbal Formulation for Feline Diabetes
Jiang Tan Cha is especially helpful for cats suffering:
- Unstable blood sugar
Being a TCVM herb, Jiang Tang Cha works on your cat’s underlying physical imbalances.
By treating the root cause, the herbal formula erases the problem of cat diabetes.
A vet trained in TCVM examines cats a little differently than a regular vet.
For cats with diabetes, TCVM vets recommend Jiang Tang Cha when they find the following TCVM indications:
- Kidney Qi & Yin Deficiency
- San-xiao or Xiao Ke Syndrome
- Thready and fast
- Deep and weak
- Red and dry
TCVM veterinarians also look for the following physical conditions:
- Muscle atrophy
- Loose stool
- Frequent urination
- Sugar in urine.
Jiang Tang Cha is a blend of nine different herbs.
The herbs rebalance and tonify your cat from the inside out.
By bringing your cat’s internal workings back into balance, diabetes dissipates.
The ingredients in Jiang Tang Cha are:
- Bai Zhu – tonifies Qi
- Bei Sha Shen – nourishes Yin
- Cang Zhu – strengthens Spleen
- Huang Gi – tonifies Qi
- Sang Paio Xiao – astringently consolidates
- Shan Yao – tonifies Qi
- Wu Wei Zi – astringently consolidates
- Xuan Shen – clears Heat and nourishes Yin
- Yu Zhu – nourishes Yin.
According to Chinese medical theory, Jiang Tang Cha helps bring cats back into balance by:
- Tonifying Qi
- Nourishing Yin
- Resolving Thirst
- Clearing Heat.
Do you think Jiang Tang Cha might help your cat?