Have Cat Questions? Ask a Cat Vet Online.
Hello, and thanks for writing in...
When we are planning on sedating or anesthetizing a diabetic pet, in addition to fasting them, we also recommend giving a lower dose of insulin - typically we recommend giving 1/2 the normal dose the morning of the procedure. So for example, if a cat normally gets 4 units, we recommend giving 2 units of insulin the morning of the procedure.
So, yes, you are correct in your thinking.
Then, when she gets home after the procedure, we would recommend letting her eat normally, then if she does eat a normal amount, give her regular dose of insulin at night (if she is getting insulin twice daily).
I'm glad that helps. Please let me know if I can assist you and Yellowbelle further.
You're very welcome - glad to be here to help out!
I hope everything goes well, and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!