Different Types of Feline Diabetes

Concerned that your cat may have feline diabetes? Don’t just wonder about it. Find out for sure by scheduling a wellness checkup for your cat. Your vet can run several routine tests to check your cat’s overall health. These tests can help indicate the presence of high blood sugar or feline diabetes as well. Did you know that there are two types of feline diabetes? The first is insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). The second type is and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). You’re probably familiar with cats needing insulin injections to control their diabetes. That’s because a large portion of felines have the insulin dependent form. If you’re concerned about your cat, check for classic signs of diabetes including increased urination, water consumption and appetite along with weight loss. Diabetes is more common in older and obese cats and in males more than females. Ask your veterinary clinic Ellicott City, MD to learn more.


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