| Older cats|
| Overweight or obese cats|
IMPORTANT TIPS ON FELINE DIABETES
Feline diabetes can affect as many as 1 in 200 cats. While the cause is generally
unknown, the disease itself is fairly comparable to diabetes of humans.
Feline diabetes is a condition if left untreated, high glucose levels and
other factors will eventually lead to death. HOWEVER, when the disease is treated
properly, your feline will live a long and happy life!
Many times, accepting the disease and beginning to manage it, is the first step. Please
read our section on at home blood glucose monitoring of your diabetic cat to discover
the advantages of home blood sampling. It is important to know that you are also a
good monitor. If your cat is displaying unusual behavior, contact your veterinarian
immediately. If your cat normally snuggles with you at night, but suddenly stops
coming to bed with you, it may be sick and testing may be needed. Discuss your
concerns with your veterinarian.
Diabetes occurs more often in:
|Always work closely with your veterinarian before making any changes to
your diabetic pet's life.
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Places to obtain a blood sample for felines:
|EAR ***BEST place to obtain blood sample from sine it has the least contact with other |
|environmental factors which means less chance of infection***|
|PAD OF FOOT (could become infected upon walking or entering litterbox or cause |