Post # 1
My cat has had some strange symptoms, so we took her to the doctor. The doctor just called and told me that she has very high glucose levels which could mean:
A.) She’s stressed out
B.) She has diabetes.
We need a blood test to be sure and we won’t get that back for a few days. My cat is super anxious. She hates strangers and FREAKS out when someone comes in the apartment. Only me and my fiance can touch her. She’s fine when it’s just us. I really hope that she’s just stressed.
Does anyone have a diabetic pet? Tell me what’s up.
By the way…..17 days until my wedding. 🙁
Post # 3
a friend of mine has a diabetic cat. i know she has to give shots and use a special diet. i wish i knew the specifics…i’ll ask her and see what i can find out.
Post # 4
I don’t have a diabetic cat, but when I was researching food for our cat I came accross a several websites that mentioned that carbs in cat food can cause diabetes. What kind of food are you feeding your cat?
Post # 5
My sweet little fatty cat has diabetes. she is usually pretty “fluffy” or fat but she dropped a ton of weight (7 pounds) and was drinking water all the time and going to the bathroom way more then any cat should! i took her in and she has it. i have to give her 2 shots a day. one in the morning and one in the evening. she also has to eat a special kind of low carb dry cat food. i also give her a spoonful of wet cat food when i’m giving her the shots because they have to have something in their tummy when you give them the shot. i have to take her in about every month to get her levels checked.
giving the shots isnt bad. i was so freaked out and almost in tears. my vet showed me how and we practiced with sailine on her. she doesnt even notice. and trust me i have the crankiest cat around! she hates pretty much everyone.
i know taking the cat into the vet every month sounds like a lot but you are going to want to. i was giving her the insulin amout my vet recommended and i guess it was too much and she went into shock and couldnt walk or move i thought she was having seizures. i took her in and it was because she had started to go into remission (which a lot of cats do after a few months) and it was too much for her system. it’s really not that bad to have a cat with it. i just have to make sure she gets her shots at the same times (within the hour) and take her to the vet. The only really big downside is the insuilin is really expensive. it’s $100 for a bottle. and it’s only good for 3 months at the most if you keep it in the fridge and you end up throwing most of it away.
i just try to keep an eye on her water intake and her potty usage because when either of those start to increase or her weight goes down i know something is up.
i hope this help! you can PM me if you want. Good luck and sorry it’s so long.
Post # 6
@zeoy85: We feed her dry cat food. (kit n kaboodle or whatever is on sale) She’s not very particular. We give her wet canned food every now and then as a treat. She loves drinking tuna water, but she won’t actually eat the tuna. She isn’t interested in people food at all, which I thought was weird. I left sushi sitting on the table and she completely ignores it. Thank you for the link–very helpful. 🙂
@Julesb81: Thank you SO much for explaining. She is drinking a lot of water lately. We will be gone for a week at the end of the month when we are on our honeymoon. My maid of honor and her fiance are going to come over and feed her, but I don’t want them to have to give her shots. That’s a lot of responsibility and I don’t mind doing it, but I don’t want to have to force that on anyone else. The vet mentioned that diabetes could eventually go away in cats. She’s 12.6 pounds and she wants us to get her down to 10 pounds.
We’ll find out in a couple of days when the blood tests come back. 🙁 I love her, but I wish this wouldn’t have happened so close to the wedding…does that make me a bad person?
Post # 7
FYI: My kitty doesn’t have diabetes. Apparently, she was just really stressed out. But she has a high chance of getting diabetes, so we are switching her food. We were just feeding her Kitnkaboodle, but we are going with a more expensive brand with less fillers. Thanks so much for your help!
Post # 8
Glad to hear that your kitty does not have diabetes :).
Post # 9
our dog has it and we have to give him 2 insuline shots a day. the other night he had a massive seizure and scared us, we thought he died! The vet gave our dog less then a year to live he is only 8.