Is it true that my cat has diabetes?
My beloved cat has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and the cost of her medication is really adding up. Not only do I now need to buy a different cat food for her, I am also having to pay for insulin injections and a range of other treatments.
Why does my cat have high blood sugar?
Cells around the body continue to starve, blood sugar levels rise abnormally high and the symptoms of diabetes develop. Being obese increases a cat’s risk of developing diabetes, but other diseases (such as pancreatitis) and certain medicines can also cause it.
What is the treatment for diabetes in cats?
Treatment is insulin therapy. There are some oral medications, but they have more side effects and are mainly used when insulin can’t be used for some reason. There are blood and urine tests, physical examinations, and behavioral signals, which are used to establish insulin therapy.
Can a cat with diabetes have a ravenous appetite?
And while we do see it in cats with appropriate body weight, it’s more common in obese cats. Some cats with diabetes have a ravenous appetite because their bodies cannot use the fuel supplied in their diet. Q: What’s the treatment for a cat with feline 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.
Can a 20 year old cat have diabetes?
Because it’s more convenient for people. Some people just don’t like dealing with canned food. And there are a gazillion cats that eat dry food and don’t get diabetes. We see 20-year-old cats that eat dry food. Q: Will diabetes shorten my cat’s lifespan?
Who is most at risk for type 2 diabetes in cats?
Which cats are most at risk? Diabetes, and Type II diabetes specifically, is a very common disorder in cats. The condition is most common in overweight, neutered male cats over 8 years of age, and those that exclusively eat a high carbohydrate diet (which includes pretty much any diet of dry cat food).
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.