Do older cats get diabetes?
Diabetes is also more common in older cats. Diseases like chronic pancreatitis and hyperthyroidism, as well as medications such as corticosteroids, may also make cats more prone to develop diabetes.
Is it true that my cat is diabetic?
My cat was recently diagnosed as diabetic two weeks ago. He was prescribed insulin 2x daily and we slowly changed his diet to the wet foods after researching online with Binky’s comparison chart. Our vet was pushing the dry diabetic cat foods which I resisted after reading all the information online.
How old was my diabetic cat when he died?
I have now had 2 cats that were diabetic. Both at the age of 8. My first diabetic cat lived to be 16 & had insulin shots twice a day. I just lost my second diabetic cat Monday at the age of 13. He also received shots twice a day. I have 13 years now of dealing with diabetic cats & hope I never have to do this again.
When does a diabetic cat become hypoglycemic?
The mostly likely time that a cat will become hypoglycemic is the time of peak insulin effect (5 – 8 hours after an insulin injection). When the blood glucose is only mildly low, the cat will be very tired and unresponsive.
What happens when a diabetic cat stops eating?
When a diabetic cat stops eating for whatever reason, their glucose levels will still stay elevated because they are diabetic. The fact that your kitty’s blood glucose got too low means either he got too much insulin and became hypoglycemic or he has lost his insulin requirements and is no longer diabetic (yes,…
Is it normal for a cat to be diabetic?
When an older cat is presented to the veterinarian with the common symptoms of drinking lots of water, urinating tons and losing weight, a diagnosis of feline diabetes can actually be good news. It’s often better news than kidney failure or liver failure in many cases. If your cat seems very thirsty, this is not normal.
What are the pros and cons of diabetic cats?
Diabetes is more common in male cats, and the statistics show that males have a slightly better chance of reversing their diabetes. Anywhere from 30–90% of cats will return to normal with early diagnosis and treatment. 3. Better diets are helping diabetic cats live healthier lives.
Why is my diabetic cat not eating anymore?
The fact that your kitty’s blood glucose got too low means either he got too much insulin and became hypoglycemic or he has lost his insulin requirements and is no longer diabetic (yes, this happens.)
How often should you feed a diabetic cat?
Two cans a day is not enough, especially not for an unregulated diabetic cat who is not on insulin. Diabetic cats are literally starving so you need to feed lots of food until the blood glucose levels are more normal. 13 is NOT old and no reason at all to not treat the diabetes.