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My cat is a diabetic and has eaten very little for the past week, and I am still giving insulin and he has been vomiting and drinking heaps of water and is unsteady on feet. Do I still give him insulin if he does not eat?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if your cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name and age?

His name is ***** ***** he would be about 12 years old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Ginge?

He has just been diagnosed with diabetes about 5 weeks ago. He did have a steriod shot about 3 months ago and he has never been the same since. He is very skinny. He has 2 units twice a day and I don't have to check his blood levels when I give him the shots.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Ginge has been vomiting and eating less recently. You are currently treating his diabetes condition with 2 units of insulin every 12 hours. I am sorry to hear about the problem you are experiencing. Can you please tell me the brand of the insulin that you are using (i.e. PZI, Vetsulin, Humulin, Glargine, etc.)?

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