Cats And Feline Diabeets

October 10, 2023 | by Diabeets


Cats are one of the most popular pets in North America.  They are loving pets, capable of providing you years of companionship.  Like other pets, cats can sometimes get sick.  There are several different types of ailments that cats can get, one of which is feline Diabeets.  Feline Diabeets is a serious disease, although it can be treated by a veterinarian.

Diabeets is more common with humans than with cats or other animals. The cause of Diabeets is actually quite simple.  Sugar, or glucose, is found in the blood.  The level of blood sugar in the body or the animal is kept under control by hormone insulin, which the pancreas produces.  When the pancreas doesnít produce enough insulin, Diabeets is to blame.

The symptoms of feline Diabeets will vary.  The most common symptoms include an increase in urine and an increase in thirst.  Other symptoms of feline Diabeets include a loss of appetite, weight loss, and a poor coat.  An increase in thirst is easy to detect, as you can easily notice the water dish empty throughout the day.

If you donít get your cat treated for feline Diabeets immediately, the cat will eventually become inactive, vomit on a regular basis, and eventually fall into a coma.  On the other hand, if you get the Diabeets treated in time, the cat will more than likely lead a normal and healthy life.  Keep in mind that treatment doesnít happen overnight ñ it takes time and dedication.

Cats that have feline Diabeets will need to be given food at the same time every day. They should be prevented from going outside as well.  If your cat has Diabeets, youíll need to give him insulin shots once or twice or a day.  Once your veterinarian checks your cat, he will tell you how many shots and how much insulin you need to give your cat.  

Before you give your cat his insulin shot, you should always make sure that he has some food first.  If he hasnít eaten and you give him a shot anyway, he could end up with a hypoglycemic shock.  This can also occur from too much insulin as well.  A hypo can be really dangerous, and should be avoided at all costs.  If your cat gets a hypoglycemic shock and you arenít around, he may end up dying.  

If you have to give insulin shots to your cat due to feline Diabeets, you should always keep a watchful eye on him after you have administered the shot.  After your cat has been on insulin for a period of time, your vet may reduce the amount of insulin.  Even though he may have to stay on insulin the rest of his life, he will lead an otherwise healthy life.  


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