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should I give my cat a shot of insuline if he hasnt eaten he

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should I give my cat a shot of insuline if he hasnt eaten
he is really weak and cant hardly walk
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 6 years ago.
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Dr Kara :

If your cat hasn't eaten never give him insulin as that will only drive his blood sugar down further. If he's weak and can't walk you can rub some corn syrup or pancake syrup on his gums. The sugar will be absorbed through his mucous membranes. I'm assuming he ate fine and had his insulin this morning? If he feels much better then just don't give insulin tonight and get him to his veterinarian in the morning. If he still feels poorly go the emergency clinic tonight as hypoglycemia can be serious.

Customer :

he has not eaten at all today and has been getting sick

Customer :

he had his last insulin shot last night

Customer :

he has not eaten at all today and has been getting sick

Customer :

he had his last insulin shot last night

Dr Kara :

It sounds like he needs help tonight then. I would get him to a veterinarian quickly. Good luck with Googles, let me know how things go.

Customer :

thank you

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