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My Older Cat is Diabetic and is having 2 units of ProZinc…

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My Older Cat is Diabetic and is having 2 units of ProZinc Insulin , 2 drops od blood sugar per lb. weight = 9 lbs., and Amlodipine o.5ML by mouth for his eyes. His hind legs have been quit weak but starting last week he hardly can stand. Any medicine suggestion?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. I'm sorry the cat has that. The Expert will know what to do. What is the cat's name?

Munchie, 15 yrs old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Munchie?

Yes,high blood, reason for Amlodipine

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. I'm sorry to hear that Munchie is having trouble walking. It could be due to arthritis pain, weakness from heart disease, diabetic neuropathy, or a combination of those things. When was the last time he had lab work done?

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