Diagnosing Cat Diabetes
If your cat has any of the above symptoms you may need
to take him or her to the vets so they can test their blood
and urine for sugar levels. Both tests are carried out as
stress can cause high blood glucose levels.
Treating Cat Diabetes
Their are a few ways to treat Cat diabetes these
Controlling your Cats diet and weight
Monitoring insulin and glucose levels
Supplements such as Nutrient and botanical
Controlling your Cats diet and weight: by providing
your cat if overweight with plenty of fibre and complex
carbohydrates to help reduce your cats weight and help
control blood glucose levels. Your vet will be able to give
you better information for your cats diet as your cat may or
may not have other problems, if they do then they may need
certain foods. A helpful tip: by feeding your cat less food
but more times thought the day may help regulate blood sugar
Injecting insulin: Your vet will most probably do
a 18 to 24 hour test on your cats blood glucose to create a
profile. This will allow your vet to determine the amounts
and how often insulin needs to be injected. The 18 to 24
hour blood testing will mean your cat will have to spend the
night at the vets so insulin can be injected and the blood
Oral medicine: is normally used for a cat that is
otherwise in good health. The oral medicine is a
Monitoring insulin and glucose levels: is very
important as to much glucose can bring on hypoglycaemia.
This can be fatal with symptoms such as being lethargic,
weak, being uncoordinated, convulsions and coma. If this
happens and is not severe and your cat can eat, a change in
your cats diet to their normal food can counteract
hypoglycaemia. If the reaction is more severe then some Karo
syrup can be rubbed on to the gums with a quick trip to the
vets! Some people like to use a human blood glucose level
monitoring kit on their cat to reduce the stress of regular
tips to the vets.
Supplements such as Nutrient and botanical: these
should be used with your vets supervision as they can have a
negative affect. Vanadium has been seen to have positive
affects in regulating blood insulin levels, with
antioxidants helping relive oxidative stress in tissues.
- What can be done
about Cat Diabetes ?
- What are the symptoms
of Cat Diabetes ?
- Cat Diabetes treatment
- Does my pet insurance
cover for Cat Diabetes ?
- Questions about Cat Diabetes
? Seek advice from your veterinary surgeon !
- Is Cat Diabetes contagious ?
- Can I vaccinate my
cat against Cat Diabetes ?
- Is Cat Diabetes a serious
- Need information
about Cat Diabetes ?
- Symptoms of Cat Diabetes
- Can I insure my pet
cat or kitten against Cat Diabetes ?
- Guide to Cat Diabetes - a
cats health problem