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Diabetic Cat First Steps


If you see any of the warning signs in your cat don’t hesitate to take your feline to a veterinarian. The Veterinarian may find feline diabetes or might not, but it is always safe than sorry. The veterinarian will do tests on your cat to determine if he has feline diabetes. If it is found that your cat does have the symptoms and is diagnosed with diabetes then the veterinarian may decide to give your cat insulin shots and also will put him on a special diet. The special cat diet could, after a few months, put his diabetes into remission.

Sometimes veterinarians try to push for the prescription dry food diets, but, because of new research, this site “catkkinsdiet.com” recommends a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. The catkin's diet is what cats would normally eat in the wild anyway. The catkin’s diet is what nature intended, at least better then dry cat food. We highly recommend staying away from cat prescription dry food.

The veterinarian will first try to get your diabetic feline back into normal condition, at least stable condition. Your veterinarian will look for signs of ketosis to make sure that there is no immediate danger for your cat.

There are also other warning signs that your veterinarian will keep a look out in your cat like if your cat is eating correctly and drinking without throwing up. One of the most important things that your veterinarian will determine is if your cat is hydrated and alert. All of these symptoms will determine whether your cat will be hospitalized or not. Remember to always ask questions so you know what is going on.

If it is determined that your diabetic cat does not need to be hospitalized then your veterinarian will give you instructions on how to properly give insulin shots. There are many different techniques that could be used on your diabetic feline, but there are many that suggest giving injections along your cat’s sides. And don't worry, after the intitial costs of the insulin, it gets cheaper, usually under $100.

It will also be recommended that your cat’s glucose levels should be monitored very closely and should be checked before and after each injection. If you cannot constantly monitor your cat’s glucose levels by using the glucometer then you should at the very least test your cat’s urine with test strips. If you find yourself unable to test your diabetic cat in anyway, then you should bring your cat to the veterinarian to get the testing done. Don't worry, after a few times of testing your cat’s glucose levels, it will get easier and less stressful for you.

Generally, insulin shots are done two times a day and range from 1 to 2 units of insulin per injection. Newer insulin like Glargine Lantus, and Detemir Levemire are showing good results. Research is showing that there is a higher rate of remission in diabetic cats. It is also found that insulin such as Vetsulin works better in diabetic dogs then in diabetic cats.

A note of warning, newer research is advising that insulin such as NPH or N, which is used in Humans and in diabetic cats have difficult issues with these. If your veterinarian suggests these types of insulin, you should get a second opinion, because of the newer research.



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