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Cat Diabetes Symptoms


Feline Diabetes mellitus may have different causes. It is the second most common disease that is diagnosed in felines. A diabetic cat has decreased insulin secretion or a clear resistance in the cells that affect the insulin. Because of this decrease in insulin the cat’s blood glucose level goes down and if it goes down very far then that can lead to your cat becoming hyperglycemic, which could lead to damage or death of your cat. When your cat has a hyperglycemic attack, it can be very visible for you’re the pet owner to see.

Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus in Cats

There are many symptoms, but the most common symptoms that are seen in cats with diabetes are:

  • Increased Thirst
  • Increased Furios Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Excessive Urination
  • Excessive Trips To The Litterbox

Your cat may have urinary tract infections which are seen with cats that have diabetes mellitus.

A flat-footed stance is also seen in diabetic cats. This is called neuropathy and it is related to nerve problems that make it hard for electrical impulses to be transmitted to each nerve. It is common to see this effect the cat’s hind legs which would cause the cat to limp or the cat will just sit.

You may see your cat’s eye have cataracts but it is more common seen in dogs.

Diabetes in cats sometimes looks like Type 2 Diabetes in people. If your cat’s diabetes is not treated, it could make your cats pancreas work over time to produce the proper amounts of insulin which could eventually cause your cat to stop making insulin.

Your diabetic cat can be treated in a number of ways it all depends on the severity of his disease. If your cat is diagnosed early it is possible that your cat could respond to oral medication and a diet change. There is much research that indicated that diet alone could actually cause your cat’s diabetes to go into remission. The chances of remission are higher when your cat takes insulin through needle opposed to oral medications, along with a high protein, low carb diet.

If your diabetic cat is not diagnosed early then the chances are higher that your cat will become insulin dependent and you will have to administer the insulin to your cat.
If your cat’s diabetes is left untreated, then it could lead to a keto-acidotic state which would lead to death.

If you see any of these symptoms, take your cat to the Veterinarian right away.



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