How do vets treat diabetes in cats?
Insulin injections are the preferred method of managing diabetes in cats.
- You can do it!
- Work very closely with your veterinarian to get the best results for your cat.
- Once your cat has been diagnosed, it’s best to start insulin therapy as soon as possible.
- Home glucose monitoring can be very helpful.
When to take a diabetic cat to the vet?
Many diabetic cats come in to the vet and their human — and the cat — don’t think they’re that sick. The cat is eating well but thinks the water bowl has turned into the best “open bar” in the world. The pet parent decides to take the cat to the vet when there’s urine floating on top of 20 pounds of soaked cat litter.
What kind of insulin can you give a cat for diabetes?
Unlike humans with Type II diabetes, oral medications to reduce blood sugar such as glipizide have not shown to be consistently effective in cats. There are multiple types of insulin preparations that can be used for cats in the treatment of diabetes, such as lente insulin (Vetsulin), ProZinc or glargine insulin.
What are the goals of diabetic cats treatment?
The goals of treating cats with diabetes include: Restoring normal blood glucose concentration (glycemic control) Minimizing or eliminating signs of weight loss. Minimizing or eliminating signs of increased thirst and urination. Normalizing the appetite. Avoiding inducing inappropriately low blood glucose levels with therapy.
How often can you give a diabetic cat ProZinc?
ProZinc is optimised for twice daily administration and is so stable that each vial can be used continuously for 60 days. On balance, ProZinc is well placed to give you a new level of control. Make your next diabetic cat’s life a little sweeter (for the better) with ProZinc. A NEW INSULIN FOR CATS
When to take your cat to the vet for diabetes?
When your cat is diagnosed with diabetes and starting insulin therapy, your cat will be stabilized at the vet clinic. Your cat may need to board at the vet office for a few days until an appropriate starting dose is found. This allows your cat to be closely monitored by your vet for signs of overdose.
Can a diabetic cat take injectable insulin?
But then, that’s probably only because diabetes in cats almost inevitably means insulin. Injectable insulin. Twice a day insulin. There’s no doubt about it: Managing a diabetic cat is not easy.
What’s the best diet for a cat with diabetes?
This can either be a high fiber diet or a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Ask you vet which is best for your cat if you are unsure. If your cat is also undergoing insulin therapy, your vet will advise you on when you can feed your cat in relation to the timing of the insulin injections.
What happens when a cat has feline diabetes?
When your cat has feline diabetes, the pancreas produces less or no insulin. Your cat’s tissues will also be unable to respond to the insulin produced in the body. Insulin is important because the hormone facilitates the absorption of sugar (glucose) into your cat’s body’s cells.