Cats And Feline Diabetes

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In North America, cats are one of the most common pets. They are devoted pets that have the propensity to keep you company for years. As is with other pets, cats can also fall ill. Cats can suffer from many different kinds of sicknesses and one of them is feline diabetes. While Feline Diabetes can be treated by a Veterinarian, it’s a fatal disease.

Diabetes is suffered more amongst humans than amongst cats and other pets. The simple cause of diabetes is sugar or glucose in abnormal levels in the blood. The hormone, Insulin, regulates the blood sugar level and is produced by the pancreas. If the pancreas doesn’t release enough insulin, it’s because of diabetes.

There are many different symptoms of feline diabetes. Some of the most common symptoms are increased urination and thirst. Others include, weight loss, bad-looking coat and loss of appetite. It’s usually easy to observe increased thirst because the water dish will be emptied frequently during the day.

If your cat has feline diabetes and isn’t taken for treatment as soon as possible, it will get less active, vomit more often and subsequently falls into a coma. On the flip side, if you do get the cat treated for the diabetes in time, the chances if the cat living a normal, healthy life are higher. Remember that treatment takes time ad won’t happen immediately. You have to be consistent and patient.

Cats suffering from feline diabetes should be fed at a scheduled time daily. This means that you should give them the food at precisely the same time daily. You shouldn’t let them out to. you’ll also have to administer shots of insulin one or two times in a day. As soon as your Vet has examined your cat, you’ll be told how many shots of insulin the cat needs as well as the quantity.

Ensure that the cat is well fed before you administer the shots of insulin. If you administer the shot while the cat is hungry, he could have a hypoglycemic shock. Excessive amounts of insulin can cause this as well. A hypo can be very deadly and should be prevented as much as possible. Your cat could die if he gets into a hypoglycemic shock when you’re not around.

If your cat has feline diabetes and has to take shots of insulin, watch him closely after you’ve given him the shot. After a period of time o keeping your cat on insulin, your Vet may reduce the amount to be given.  Even if he has to keep taking insulin shots for as long as he lives, he’ll be healthy.

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