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My 12 yo cat has had controlled diabetes for 5 years. My
my 12 yo cat has had controlled diabetes for 5 years. My newer vet thought she was in diabetic reversal and lowered her dosage to 2 units, 2x a day. This made her numbers sky rocket, thus forcing me t… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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13 yr old indoor cat. Tested positive for diabetes on may
13 yr old indoor cat. Tested positive for diabetes on may 24. Excess eat, drink pee symptoms. Diagnosed with Urinalysis and blood test. Using home test/ear prick at vet BG 397. Now on week 4 of lantus… read more
Dr. Emily
Dr. Emily
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
756 satisfied customers
I have a 16 year old diabetic cat on 2 units 2x daily of glargine.
I have a 16 year old diabetic cat on 2 units 2x daily of glargine. A new get said he'd put him on humilin. Can't get to the vet for a week or two and need to replace his insulin. What dosage of humili… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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When do I give up? My cat has been a diabetic yrs, he is now nearly 17, on insulin
When do I give up? My cat has been a diabetic yrs, he is now nearly 17, on insulin that time 2x/day on varying units per vet. In past 4 days eats nearly nothing but drinks huge amounts. Glucose level … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
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My 8 yr old neutered cat has ultra-high glucose levels. He
My 8 yr old neutered cat has ultra-high glucose levels. He was been diagnosed in mid-June with diabetes, and his insulin (2x daily) has gradually been increased to now 2 1/2 units. It seems to be impo… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,944 satisfied customers
My 8 year old cat has been asthmatic for several years and
My 8 year old cat has been asthmatic for several years and was on terbutaline and Flovent and had a rescue inhaler as well. Two months ago he was diagnosed with diabetes, and given Lantus. He was neve… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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My cat has diabetes. Since June he has gone from 2 units of
My cat has diabetes. Since June he has gone from 2 units of insulin 2x a day, 3 units twice a day to 3 units once a day. His readings are low enough somedays that he does not insulin but the next day … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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DVM
31,358 satisfied customers
cat: insulin..him 4 this morning but now he seems to be very lethargic
Our cat has diabetes. We were giving him one unit until yesterday when the vet said to up it to 4 units of insulin. We gave him 4 this morning but now he seems to be very lethargic. Can we give him tw… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,457 satisfied customers
Dear Cat Doctors, I have a 14 year old tuxedo cat that was
Dear Cat Doctors, I have a 14 year old tuxedo cat that was recently diagnosed as diabetic. This is my third cat that I have had that developed diabetes(my other two are angels now). I am a Registered … read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,534 satisfied customers
Im working with my vet to get my 17 yr old, CRF cat with Diabetes
I'm working with my vet to get my 17 yr old, CRF cat with Diabetes under control. He's on 1.0 unit of insulin. His last Glucose check (24 hrs after insulin dose), was 108. Isn't that too low and shoul… read more
Dr Eli
Dr Eli
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat was recently (last week) diagnosed as diabetic. We
My cat was recently (last week) diagnosed as diabetic. We adopted him at 7 yrs old and 23 pounds and have not had a lot of success on the weight loss front. This fall he started showing signs of IBD (… read more
Dr. Dan J
Dr. Dan J
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
165 satisfied customers
cat: Currently receiving injections 4.5 units..purina
we have a diebetic cat. Currently receiving injections 4.5 units of Pro Zinc twice a day. Currently eating DM pURINA CAT FOOD. We give him food in the morning 6 to 8 am then again in the evening 5 to … read more
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brisadog
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I emailed Fiona re cats diabetes. My cat has been on insulin
I emailed Fiona re: cat's diabetes. My cat has been on insulin since end of March. On April 7th his bg's were in the 300's at 3 units bid. Yesterday the 14th without insulin but an early breakfast his… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
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Doctoral Degree
1,205 satisfied customers
hello, my name is Sharon I amhoping you can help me with my
hello, my name isXXXXX amhoping you can help me with my at Sabrina. She is 6yr old Calico. She was diagnosed with diabetes 4yrs ago she is on 5 units of Lanis insulin 2x a day. today 4/10 she had a do… read more
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,036 satisfied customers
Our cat was diagnosed with diabetes 3 mos ago. Our Vet has been steadily increasing his i
Our cat was diagnosed with diabetes 3 mos ago. Our Vet has been steadily increasing his insulin injection units since he was diagnosed. Everytime we give him a curve after waiting a few weeks since hi… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
cat: ibd in december he hypo and we were told this was due to the fact
my cat is diabetic he also has IBD in December he hypo and we were told this was due to the fact he was on to much insulin. He was sent home and vet has been trying to regulate him since with dropping… read more
Dr. Dawn
Dr. Dawn
Doctoral Degree
10 satisfied customers
domestic shorthair: readings ranging from a low of 88 to over 500
Three weeks ago our 10yo male domestic shorthair was dx with prednisone induced diabetes. He took prednisone for colitis for approx three weeks. He's been hospitalized with readings ranging from a low… read more
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Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
cat: eating habits..eaten..his feeding times but he takes 2 bites
My cat is a newly diagnosed diabetic. In regards XXXXX XXXXX habits... he has always eaten little amounts throughout the entire day. I try to regulate his feeding times but he takes 2 bites and then w… read more
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Dr. Drew
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