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Second opinion] what is the normal glucose range for cats

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Second opinion] what is the normal glucose range for cats and can I use a glucometer with O.T.C. strips and calibration stuff?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 2 months ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 11 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue.

The normal glucose range in a non-stressed, healthy cat is about 65-135mg/dL. In a diabetic cat, we expect normal to be between 100 and 300mg/dL. You can use a basic glucometer that you buy at a human pharmacy- in fact, that's what we use in the animal hospitals. Pricking an ear often works.

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