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Indications of Diabetes in Cats

Feline diabetes can occur in any breed of cat including no matter the age or sex. Learning the symptoms can help you identify diabetes in your cat early on so that treatment can start right away. Feline diabetes occurs when your American Shorthair doesn’t produce enough insulin or the insulin produced is not used properly. When this happens your cat’s body will start breaking down stored proteins and fats for energy instead of the glucose that should be regulated and distributed by the insulin. Four classic symptoms of sugar diabetes include an increased appetite, weight loss, increased urination, and increased water consumption. Diabetes most often occurs in older, obese cats and is commonly seen in males more often than females. This does not mean; however, that younger cats or females cannot have diabetes. If you suspect your cat has diabetes, please call your experienced pet clinic Winneshiek County IA.

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