Can cats recover from diabetes?

Can cats recover from diabetes?

Though there is no cure for feline diabetes, the prognosis for a good quality of life is good with adequate management at home. With early, aggressive treatment of diabetes, many cats will enter a state of diabetic remission, meaning they are able to maintain normal blood sugar levels without insulin injections.

Is it possible for a cat to have diabetes?

After treating diabetic cats for over 20 years in my feline veterinary practice, I, for the first time, diagnosed diabetes in my own cat a few years ago. It’s important to know the most frequent symptoms of feline diabetes because they are usually easy to recognize.

Why was my cat Calvin diagnosed with diabetes?

Calvin was diagnosed when he was was due to the fact I was running routine blood work on all my cats in preparation for their dental cleanings, and although Calvin appeared to be the healthiest of all my cats, his blood work showed a glucose level of 476!

What kind of insulin does a cat need?

Over the years, many different types of insulin have been used for cat diabetes. Beef insulin is the closest match to cat insulin, then pork, and the least compatible is human. At times, we have had few choices and just had to use whatever was available.

Can a diabetic cat eat dry food with no insulin?

Now, there are a very many cats who end up needing little or even NO insulin as soon as the dry food is removed and the cats are instead fed low carb wet canned food. Dry food is just horrible for a diabetic cat, so it’s likely caused your cat issues.

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.

After treating diabetic cats for over 20 years in my feline veterinary practice, I, for the first time, diagnosed diabetes in my own cat a few years ago. It’s important to know the most frequent symptoms of feline diabetes because they are usually easy to recognize.

Can a 7 year old cat be diabetic?

Cats under 7 years of age rarely get diabetes. Overweight cats are more prone to become diabetic than cats of healthy weight; males are slightly more likely to become diabetic than females. Each cat’s diabetes is an specific condition; your veterinarian will provide individualized treatment for your pet based on his symptoms.

Why does my diabetic cat walk on his hocks?

My 9 year old cat was diagnosed with diabetes 5 months ago. He’s been on 3-1/2 mgs of insulin 2X day and has seemed fine up until 3 days ago when he began walking on his hocks (?) rather than his toes. Also, he seems to sway when he walks (back end) and his legs