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So i took my cat to the vet yesterday because i know she’s been unwell for awhile, i first noticed a few months ago in her personality, but physically, nothing had changed about her(wieght, eating, etc) except she was sometimes peeing outside the box and in other areas of the house, so i did things to curb this behavior and she started going in the box again. I didn’t feel the need to rush her to the vet because nothing had drastically changed. so i just kept watching her closely etc. I started noticing awhile ago that she was drinking excessively and peeing excessively, AND her back legs seemed a little unstable. i couldn’t afford to take her to the vet at that moment, so i kept my eye on her and her legs got better, and i figured she was drinking alot because it’s really dry in our place. well, as of about a week ago, it has been so extreme(drinking, eating, peeing, very weak back legs), so i watched her and decided something is wrong. She’s been hiding under the bed alot too, and just not herself along with drinking and peeing alot, and 3 days ago she could barely walk because her back legs were really weak.
The whole time from the start i’d been doing my own research on Diabetes in cats so my gut feeling was thats what it is. so i made an appointment and took her in. They called today and sure enough, she’s diabetic.
🙁 i’m so worried about her, and stressed, and sad…. she’s my babybear! i take her back tomorrow so he can show me how to give her Insulin, and stock up on her meds, i have to change her diet. I hope my vet and i can both provide her the proper care she needs to regulate it and keep her healthy. I used to work as a Vets assistant years ago, i’ve given many needles to cats…. but this is different… she’s mine!
Anyone here have a diabetic cat? Share your inspiration stories please.
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None of our cats are diabetic, but I just wanted to extend warm thoughts to you and your kitty!!
Post # 4
My old cat that my dad has was diabetic. He was pretty overweight, but once he lost the weight, he got fewer insulin shots until he was completely weaned off of them.
Post # 5
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: my cat is 12 and she’s always been overweight, 6 months ago she was 16 lbs, now she is 9.
i’ve heard stories of people giving their cats insulin for awhile, then all of a sudden the kitty was fine and never needed it again…..
Post # 6
Awww ((hugs)). My friend’s cat is diabetic and she seems just fine. She doesn’t mind the needles at all. She’s very sweet and content 🙂 If my friend and her Darling Husband want to go away, they hire someone to come in and give their kitty her insulin, it’s all run really smoothly for them once they got into the pattern!
Post # 7
I honestly feel for you! When my cat was only 4 years old he started to pee around the house and have alot of accidents. He also started to lose teeth and I could tell it was painful for him to eat. I found out he had diabetees and I had to decide if I was going to give him the meds or if I should put him down. I was super upset about this and the vet told me he was getting alot sicker and wasnt even sure if the meds would help him. We ended up having to put him down and it was super hard for me…I cried for days. The only good thing about this situation is that the day my cat was put down a stray cat showed up at our front door and basically adopted us and is now our new family cat! We named her Pepper and we call her Dr. Pepper cause she help heal us from the sadness we felt about our other cat.
Post # 8
I don’t, but I wanted to send you ((HUGS))!! Our cat was peeing on our clothes, and it smelled horribly. Turns out, he had crystals in his urine that would have developed into bladder stones, which require surgery, but luckily we took him in early enough that all’s we had to do was give him antibiotics and some Feline SO wet food. He’s good as new now, and he gets the SO food a couple times a week as a treat (he LOVES it) and we put him on indoor formula that has some of the SO formula in it as well.
I hope its only temporary, it seems most cases I’ve heard of usually are
Post # 9
Oh poor kitty!
I’m really sorry about all this. I’m a cat person and I would be terribly sad.
Post # 10
@bakerella: who do they get to come…. because we go away enough, even just for a night somewhere, and i’m worried about having someone come do it, they obviously have to know what they are doing. I am in Toronto too, do they have a pro come in?
Post # 11
i’m just so sad for her because she doesn’t understand it all… but she is a very good kitty so hopefully she will be good with the needles
Post # 12
My heart goes out to you. I have no experience in this situation but my two kitties are my fur babies and I love them soo much. Hope she is ok!
Post # 13
@RockStar33: I am so sorry! I have had cats my whole life and they are such a part of the family. When I was about 4, we had a diabetic cat and unfortunately she passed away soon after. Maybe we caught it too late – I don’t know, I was so young.
Right now my parents have a 15 year old girl and she has 2 of the big 3 for older cats – thyroid disease and kidney disease. Luckily no diabetes, but all 3 of those are bad. We give her regular medicine and based on her last blood test it’s doing the trick.
I hope all goes as well with your kitty!
Post # 14
I am so sorry! My heart is with you. I will pray for you and your kitty.
Post # 15
@RockStar33: the vet will probably have a room&board where your cat can stay if you’re gone for the night & obviously they’ll give her medicine to her then.
I feel for you in this situation…it breaks my heart! I love my cat so much & to think that anyone’s kitty is sick makes me so upset. I wish you the best of luck!
Post # 16
No kitties here but I just wanted to say I hope things get better and your kitty starts to improve. My thoughts are with you!