Cat Diabetes and all the information you need to know about it
Cat diabetes is one of several different types of illnesses that cats can get,that is similar to a human. It is a serious disease, even though a veterinarian can treat it.
The cause of cat diabetes is actually quite simple. No, your cat doesn’t have a sweet tooth but close. It’s the sugar or glucose that is found in the blood. When the level of blood sugar in the body or the animal is kept under control by hormone insulin, which the pancreas produces, then you don’t have diabetes. But, when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, diabetes is to blame. It is sort of weird to hear cat diabetes because diabetes is more common with humans than with cats or other animals.
Cat Diabetes symptoms will vary. The most common symptom or sign of diabetes include an increase in urine and an increase in thirst. This would be easy to detect, since you can easily observe the water dish of your cat and how they keep going to the cat litter. Your cat will also have a loss of appetite, weight loss, and a poor coat.
If you notice any of the above symptoms, call your Vet. If your cat has diabetes and you don’t get them treated right away, your cat will eventually become inactive, vomit on a regular basis, and sooner or later fall into a coma. But, if you get the diabetes treated in time, your cat will pretty much lead a normal and healthy life. Don’t forget that dealing with diabetes in cats doesn’t happen overnight and it will take time and commitment.
Diabetic cats need to be given food at the same time every day and should be prevented from going outside as well. If your cat has diabetes, you will need to give them insulin shots once or twice a day, depending on what your veterinarian’s advice would be. Once the veterinarian checks your cat, they will be able to tell you how many shots and how much insulin you need to give your cat.
It is important to make sure that your cat has some food first before you give them their insulin shot. If your cat hasn’t eaten anything and you give them the insulin shot, they could end up with a hypoglycemic shock. This can also happen by giving your cat too much insulin as well. Make sure to follow your veterinarian’s instruction. Hypoglycemic shock can be really dangerous, and should be avoided because if you are not around, your cat may end up dying.
If you do end up giving your cat insulin shots, just make sure to keep an eye on your cat after you administered the shot. Eventually, when your cat has been on insulin for a while, your veterinarian may reduce the amount of insulin. Don’t worry your cat will lead a normal, happy, and healthy life, even though they may have to stay on insulin the rest of their life.
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