Your Cat and Diabetes
Your cat may experience a lack of insulin or her body managed insulin poorly. These conditions lead to diabetes. Diabetes can occur at any time during your cat’s life but obese cats are more likely to develop diabetes. This disease is manageable but only if it is diagnosed and treated properly. If you don’t treat your cat’s diabetes, she may develop other health issues such as kidney disease, neurological problems and other problems that can lead to death. Symptoms of diabetes include an increase or decrease in appetite, excessive thirst and urination, weight loss, lethargy and an unkempt look. These symptoms occur in other medical conditions so seek medical attention to get an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. You may need to change your cat’s diet or inject him with insulin regularly. Periodic blood work ensures that your cat’s diabetes is well managed. Learn more from your Norwalk, CA veterinary clinic.