Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

diabetic cat

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • diabetic cat

    does anyone out here have a diabetic cat? i need recommendations about good snacks or food to feed my cat. any suggestions?
    Last edited by ct2786; 08-03-2006, 09:46 AM.

  • #2
    In all honesty, I have never heard about an animal having diabetes. Is this quite common?

    Comment


    • #3
      A cat doesn't need snack food. Just stick with the food you vet recommends for him or her. Special diet cat food is expensive enough so you donlt want to undermine its effects with contraband snacks

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by kdarrell View Post
        In all honesty, I have never heard about an animal having diabetes. Is this quite common?
        Yes, animals can have diabetes too. Not just cats, dogs also.From what I've read, it's not common. Accordingly, 1 out of 400 cats got diabetes. And the symptoms is similar to human. If the diabetes is not treated, it iwll result to weak legs in cats, and eventually malnutrition, ketoacidosis and/or dehydration, and death.

        Comment


        • #5
          I really wouldn't recommend giving treats as many times diabetic cats are already over weight. Why don't you try to simply give a few kibbles of food for diabetic cats if your cat is particulary hungry between meals?

          Comment


          • #6
            See I'm with you- I have never heard of pets having diabetes either- I thought it was something that just people had.

            Although my dog was diagnosed with thyroid problems. I wouldn't think that could be possible either.

            Comment


            • #7
              Well, just stick with high calorie food with good fiber content.If you are not still sure contacting pet doctor on this issue will be a solution.

              Comment


              • #8
                Oh yes, it is true that cats have diabetes. My friends cat had it and she had to give him insulin shots every day. The diabetes got to much for the poor boy and he eventually had to be put to sleep. The symptoms were the same as a human--you could tell if he needed his shot. He would become very sluggish--could barely walk.

                It got to the point that the insulin just wouldn't regulate it though. That is when she decide enough was enough.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Yes, often older cats get diabetes. A friend of mine had to have his put to sleep because he traveled often and could not keep to the every-12-hour injections.

                  Another friend has a diabetic cat and injects her cat with insulin (she says he doesn't even notice) every 12 hours. She has to hire a catsitter anytime she's away for a day.

                  If you do a Google search for "feline diabetes" you'll fine a number of hits. The usual signs are drinking a lot of water, urinating a lot, and losing weight (though some are still quite obese).

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X