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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 15 year old cat has lost an extreme amount of wait. He does not seem ill as he stiil runs around like a kitten. He however is so thursety although always has a dish full off water always goes to th… read more
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Carole Cocagne
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My 12-plus year old cat was just diagnosed with diabetes. The
My 12-plus year old cat was just diagnosed with diabetes. The vet wants me to feed Purina DM dry, which Feline Diabetes Message Board discourages (on-line). Purina DM wet food is fine according to FDM… read more
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Dr. Joey
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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
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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My other cat is diabetic and has been on insulin for almost
My other cat is diabetic and has been on insulin for almost two years now. He has asthma too, and he was on steroids for his asthma which I understand may have caused his diabetes. He still starts whe… read more
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Rebecca
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Doctoral Degree
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I hope someone can help me with my dilemma ASAP. I have an
I hope someone can help me with my dilemma ASAP. I have an approx 10yr.old rescue cat that was diagnosed with diabetes 10 days ago. He was fed dry food as he didn't like wet, so this is my problem: in… read more
Dr. Barbara
Dr. Barbara
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Our cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes. We were told this last night our Vet was called away on an emergency so we could not find out too much and we will not be able to reach him until tomorro… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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cats: feeding..dry food..Our six year old..overweight
We have been free-feeding our four cats dry food. Our six year old, who is on atenolol for PVC's/fainting and is slightly overweight, recently was diagnosed with transient diabetes. Blood sugar initia… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
feline: bones..urinates..lot and not in her litter box..feeding
My 14 yr old female feline has been diagnosed with diabetes. She has lost a lot of weight, mostly skin and bones, she is famished and thirsty all the time, urinates a lot and not in her litter box. I … read more
vetmom4
vetmom4
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Doctoral Degree
976 satisfied customers
Our cat HATES getting his insulin shot. Is there some safe,
Our cat HATES getting his insulin shot. Is there some safe, temporary sedative we could give him (orally), I was thinking Valerian, to make things easier on all of us?… read more
Dr. May
Dr. May
Doctoral Degree
443 satisfied customers
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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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Dr. Susan
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Does it really matter what cat food I feed my cats. I have
Does it really matter what cat food I feed my cats. I have nine cats, and one is diabetic. My vet recommends Purina DM for her. Is it okay to feed my diabetic cat the same thing the other cats eat as … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Hello My cat was diagnosed with diabetes yesterday. My vet
Hello My cat was diagnosed with diabetes yesterday. My vet said we are going to start with oral medication. Vet stated he will order the meds. Once received we will start the treatment. My question is… read more
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Justin
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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I just came back from the local vet who said my cat has diabetes
I just came back from the local vet who said my cat has diabetes type 2 and that he will have to have insulin injections for the rest of his life. My cat is 9 years old and has never been ill before. … read more
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Dr. Drew
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Doctoral Degree
3,076 satisfied customers
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I have a male cat, 10 years old who has recently started to lose control of his back legs. He often walks on his haunches. He is un able to jump up on to a chair . He eats all the time but appears to … read more
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Dr. John
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Doctoral Degree
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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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Doctoral Degree
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My cat is almost 15 years old and has just been diagnosed as
My cat is almost 15 years old and has just been diagnosed as diabetic. It appears she has also some neuropathy in her back legs (has harder time jumping up on the bed.) She has been on monthly steroid… read more
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Dr. Erin Brown
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Doctoral Degree
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My cat is/was diabetic and was on Lantus for a year, then recently
My cat is/was diabetic and was on Lantus for a year, then recently I began testing his blood sugar at home and discovered that he had become hypoglycemic. So, I took him off the insulin and continued … read more
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