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What are the Signs of Diabetes in Cats?

Cats may experience different signs relating to diabetes. It really depends on whether the diabetes is related to too much or not enough insulin. In most cases, feline diabetes develops because of a lack of insulin. The cat’s body doesn’t produce enough insulin in the pancreas, which is needed to regulate glucose in from the bloodstream to the cells. When there isn’t enough insulin, the body thinks there is no glucose for energy and it begins to break down protein and fat reserves. This can cause your cat to lose weight suddenly. It can also cause your cat to start drinking more, which will cause your cat to urinate more frequently. An increased appetite may also be a sign of diabetes. Older cats have been known to more prone to diabetes as are obese cats. If you think your cat may have diabetes, contact your veterinarian St. Vital, Manitoba.

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