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My cat's diabetes has been managed with Lantus for several
My cat's diabetes has been managed with Lantus for several years, he is stable, and we were able to use my mother in laws remainders from her Lantus Solostar Pens. This is not feasible anymore due to … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
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My cat was diagnosed with diabetes 6 weeks ago and has been
My cat was diagnosed with diabetes 6 weeks ago and has been on Lantus twice daily, He is now on 4 units every 12 hours and I do not see ANY improvement in his blood sugars (400-680). It is freaking me… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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My cat is diabetic and his blood sugar is 312. What should I
Hello, My cat is diabetic and his blood sugar is 312. What should I do? He hasn't been eating well for the last few days. He ate some chicken last night and got his shot, but not hungry today to give … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,944 satisfied customers
My 15 year old cat has been on Lantus insulin a year. He is
My 15 year old cat has been on Lantus insulin for nearly a year. He is up to 5 units twice daily. He had no outward symptoms of diabetes to being with; his hyperglycemia was found on routine blood tes… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Gary
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,959 satisfied customers
I need help managing the treatment program for my diabetic
I need help managing the treatment program for my diabetic cat. She was diagnosed a little over a week ago. She is on insulin twice a day, but here glucose levels go as low as 60 and as high as 360. I… read more
knstrand
knstrand
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
48 satisfied customers
My cat has recently been diagnosed with diabetes. My vet prescribed
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My cats glucose is 256. I gave him 1.5 units at11:30am. His
My cats glucose is 256. I gave him 1.5 units at11:30am. His bg at this time was 339. When should I give next dose? Thank you… read more
Dr. Matt
Dr. Matt
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,555 satisfied customers
cat: 11 year old..old diabetic..In the past week..back paws
I have a 11 year old diabetic cat who is on multiple medication. In the past week, she has started to walk flat footed on her back paws. She doesn't walk too much and doesn't jump at all. I'm concerne… read more
Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew
Cat Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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What would one look for in a blood test for cushings? What values would be low, or high?
What would one look for in a blood test for cushings? What values would be low, or high? Similarly, what would a UA, X-ray or Ultrasound show in trying to determine if a cat has Cushings? Thank you… read more
DrRalston
DrRalston
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hello, I would like to have your oipinion about the disease
hello, I would like to have your oipinion about the disease of my cat: It's 16 years old cat, european/siames, diabetic and insuline-dependent as 3 years ago. he had two episodes of dyspnoea last 09 s… read more
Dr. Kim Lewis
Dr. Kim Lewis
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Doctoral Degree
289 satisfied customers
My 13 yr. old cat is diabetic and normally does very well,
My 13 yr. old cat is diabetic and normally does very well, but 2 days ago he vomited and then seemed fine again now it's 4:am and I just woke up to find him sniffing every inch of every wall like he's… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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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
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,959 satisfied customers
cat: insulin..ear prick..you i think my vet is puzzled........joan
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Dr. J
Dr. J
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
205 satisfied customers
our cat is diabetic and receives 2 units of insulin a day.
our cat is diabetic and receives 2 units of insulin a day. morning and night. my husband gave him his shot and me not knowing did the same. is this going to be a problem that he has had a double dose?… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,998 satisfied customers
cat: vet prescribed 3 units twice per day on lantus. He weighs
Hi.. My cat was just diagnosed with diabetes. The vet prescribed 3 units twice per day on Lantus. He weighs 15.5lbs. I have been reading that this is a high amount to start off on? I haven't given it … read more
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Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP
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My cat was recently diagnosed with diabetes and was put on
My cat was recently diagnosed with diabetes and was put on Lantus Insulin twice a day. Lantus is very expensive and I have a friend who uses Novolin N twice a day for his cat and has good results, and… read more
Dr. Susan
Dr. Susan
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My cat is diabetic. She is 13 yrs old and has been diagnosed
My cat is diabetic. She is 13 yrs old and has been diagnosed as diabetic and been on insulin for 3 years. My current vet has increased her insulin gradually by one unit a month for the past few onths.… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
4,656 satisfied customers
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