Cats With Diabetes Can Be Happy

Posted May 27th, 2010 by gemainz

Many people are shocked to hear their is such a thing as a diabetic cat.  They commonly hear of it first when they meet someone who has a diabetic cat or  when their own cat is diagnosed with diabetes. The surprising fact that many cats have diabetes begs the doubt “how and why do they get it”. Until that becomes more clear all we can do is recognize it and treat it. Diabetes in Cats and even dogs is virtually the same as Diabetes in man. There are differences of course but the are more related to the diet and specific differences of the animal kind.These are signs of diabetes as follows: Appetite: it is sometimes more, but sometimes and more a great deal decreased. Weight Loss due to the body’s inability to process glucose as well as the stress level as the body tries to keep up. Vomiting from unprocessed food that sits to long on the stomach as it waits to be digested. What to feed a diabetic cat can make a big diference. Weakness will be noticeable in the cats activities. Poor skin and coat changes in power walk and breathing abnormalities as well as desiccation which will be noticeable in the amount of times they continue to return to the water bowl. Visiting the vet is now in order, they should exercise blood tests and urine tests (to moderate glucose levels  in the urine). A cat that has untreated diabetes – eventually – will suffer depression, vomiting, breathing faster than normal, stop the urine at all, and finally, coma and death. If you put too much insulin in or they are not eating enough food to get the whole dose, their blood sugar levels could dip dangerously low (hypoglycemic shock), causing convulsions and even death. Type 1, caused by producing deficient insulin, and type 2, resulting in the inability of the body to control insulin cells efficiently. though? diabetes can affect cats of any age,it is more rife in older, rotund cats, and is found more often in male cats. subordinate diabetes may be caused by medications or disease which is damaging to the natural secretion of insulin or its effects on tissues. Ovaban and Corticosteroids are suspect, and hyperthyroidism and certain diseases of the pancreas. It should be clear to you now that this is not a unproblematic topic of simple treatment. A visit to the vet is in now necessary. The sooner the better.

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