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Hi I have 16 yr female spayed cat. Weighed 13 lbs when starting on 1 unit lantus once a day. We take her every 6 months for blood and urine test. Somewhere between spring and summer test cat caregiver… read more
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Hello We have a cat : more than 15 years old. She has type 2 diabete and kidney failure (medium to strong). In the past, we have remission for her diabete with a wet cat food without grains and corn (… read more
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I have a 12 year old yellow cat that has diabetes. We, both
I have a 12 year old yellow cat that has diabetes. We, both us and the vet cannot seem to get his numbers down. His last curve had numbers between 500-600. He gets 12 units of ProZinc insulin 2 times … read more
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my cat buddy has been on lantus since july 2011. he started
my cat buddy has been on lantus since july 2011. he started with 3 1/2 units twice a day. $ is a serious issue for me. difficult enough time with just the cost of the lantus etc so i really dont want … read more
Dr. Gary
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My 8 year old cat has been asthmatic for several years and
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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My cat (12y, female) is newly diagnosed with diabetes, and has been on Lantus for about 2 weeks. She was getting 1 unit every 12 hours until yesterday. I check her glucose at home and her morning pres… read more
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My 9-year-old neutered male cat was just diagnosed with diabetes,
My 9-year-old neutered male cat was just diagnosed with diabetes, and has been started on 1cc of Lantus, 2x per day, and I changed his food to Hill's M/D canned on the advise of his vet. I work during… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My 14 year old cat was recently lost 3 lbs, the vet did blood
My 14 year old cat was recently lost 3 lbs, the vet did blood work and his sugar was 488. vet suggested DM wet and dry food for a month to see if that will regulate sugar. In 2 weeks he gained 1/2 lb … read more
Dr.Kitty
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Doctoral Degree
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My 11 year old male cat has just been diagnosed with Diabetes
My 11 year old male cat has just been diagnosed with Diabetes because of his increased water intake and urinary output ("gi-normous,heavy clumps in the catbox). Most of his vitals were good, but his G… read more
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aggieervet
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Doctoral Degree
663 satisfied customers
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My cat is diabetic, but we have him regulated with 9 units every morning at 9 a.m. About four days ago, he seemed to stop or at least reduce his food consumption. Right after that, we started a new bo… read more
Dr. K
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Doctoral Degree
2,582 satisfied customers
My cat just returned home from being hospitalized on 12/31.
My cat just returned home from being hospitalized on 12/31. He is a 9 years old male cat and has been a diabetic for a little more than 2 months. His BG # XXXXX of now are over 400 and I gave him his … read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,036 satisfied customers
my 10 year old cat who is diabetic has developed severe diarrhea
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We have a 16 yo diabetic cat who caught her claw in a chair Monday night and was found hanging by her left front forepaw several hours later. She has some nerve damage which our vet says may improve. … read more
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Doc James
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863 satisfied customers
cat: day, to counter dehydration..hes eating..little bit..pedialyte
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digitalvet
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Doctoral Degree
domestic shorthair: readings ranging from a low of 88 to over 500
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Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
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I just noticed that my cats litter box is still dry, since
I just noticed that my cats litter box is still dry, since last night. He hasn't urinated any where in the house. He is also diabetic and on insulin 3 units twice daily. I checked his blood sugar and … read more
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