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Cat Diabetes

   
     
 

What is Cat Diabetes?


Cat Diabetes mellitus can also be known as "sugar" diabetes, is a common diseases that the feline’s body either does not produce or use enoughinsulin. Cat Diabetes Mellitus occurs in 1 of 400 cats and the majority of the time it is a male cat. Normally, the fats and proteins that cats eat are broken into small components and the cat’s body uses these in the cells. One of the components in the cat is called glucose and it gives the cat’s body energy. This insulin is created by his pancreas and its primary function is to regulate the glucose that is in the cat’s blood stream into the cells.


Feline Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas, whose job it is to produce insulin in your cat. There is a process in your diabetic cat that is not manufacturing sufficient insulin and the sugar will remain in the blood until, with the help of copious drinking, it is urinated out of your cat. If there is sugar in your cat’s urine then that is a sign of diabetes and if not taken care of could be fatal. Feline diabetes mellitus is known as the sugar disease and effect 1 out of 400 cats. The leading cause of diabetes in a cat is Obesity, however there are other causes like hormonal imbalance, and even medication can trigger it.

Insulin is supposed to combine with tissue cells which make it possible for sugar to enter the cells to be used. Sugar could be changed into fat or starch for storage or stored fat to burn up and used for energy. And if the pancreas is not making enough insulin it will be stuck in the blood until your cat urinates and with it, it will cause your diabetic cat to stress and all of the antistress nutrients such as vitamins E, C, B complex and potassium get depleted.

Feline Diabetes often causes lots of trips to the litter box because the diabetic cat’s body is trying to wash out all of the excess sugar from his system. When you see that your cat is making many trips to the litter box, it could be a sign that more insulin may be needed.

If you find that your cat has copious drinking and urination, has a good appetite but keeps losing weight, wounds that are not healing, cataracts then you should consult a veterinarian right away. You should also take your cat off of the high carbohydrate dry cat food and place him on the Catkin’s Diet of Low carbohydrate, and high protein diet.

If you follow the Catkin’s Diet then you should help your diabetic cat strengthen his pancreas, reduce scarring and insulin needs, and will hopefully stimulate his insulin to the point that your feline will be in diabetic remission.

Make sure to always talk to your Vet before doing or changing anything with your cat and if you have any questions. If you bring your diabetic cat off of insulin to fast or even on it to quickly then your cat could have dangerous health issues.

 

   
 

 

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