Diabetes and Your Cat

Your cat has diabetes if her body doesn’t produce enough insulin or lacks the ability to respond to it efficiently. Diabetes elevates your cat’s blood sugar level and cause health issues. Your cat may have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Her risk of developing diabetes is higher if she is obese. Thus it is important to keep your cat at a normal weight. Age is also a factor and gender since male cats are more likely to develop diabetes. Your cat may experience a change of appetite (too much or too little), weight loss and increased urination. She may be lethargic and messy since she may reduce her grooming efforts. These symptoms occur in other feline diseases so seek medical attention for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. If your cat is diabetic you may need to manage it through insulin injections, an oral medication or a change of diet. Learn more from your veterinary clinic Matthews, NC.


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