Monthly Archives: March 2012

Your Cat May Have Cat Diabetes And You Don’t Know

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Your cat may have cat diabetes and you don’t know about it. You see cats are very good at masking symptoms. They have evolved over thousands of years and this trait has allowed them to survive and indeed thrive. We know that diabetes is increasing in humans and is correspondingly increasing in our pet cats and dogs. So what should you look out for? Here is advice given by the Animal Wellness Centre “The good news about feline diabetes is […]

You Can Reverse Cat Diabetes By Changing Diet

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As if more proof was needed that you can reverse cat diabetes by changing diet, I came across a thread where people had done just that. The thread is really about how difficult or impossible it is for a cat with cat diabetes to be adopted. That is understandable because a diabetic cat does need a lot more care than a normal cat and of course there is the added cost of insulin injections and vet visits. The thread is about Buster “the […]

Scared To Give Insulin Shots To A Diabetic Cat

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I came across a post from a cat owner who was scared to give insulin shots to a diabetic cat of his. This is quite understandable if you have never administered an injection before and have never been properly taught. “I have the shots and the meds but I want to really see how to work the needle. I saw how it was done when at the vet but was overwhelmed. is it horrible that I am putting it off […]

Insulin Doesn’t Appear To Be Reducing Their Diabetic Cat’s Sugar Levels

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I read an interesting thread where a distressed owner stated that insulin doesn’t appear to be reducing their cat’s sugar levels and the vet is asking them to seriously consider putting the cat down! Well let’s examine what could be going on here. The cat is 14 years old and four months ago was diagnosed with feline diabetes. The cat was put on 1 unit of insulin twice a day. After a week they went for a checkup and the […]

A High Carbohydrate Diet Can Lead To Cat Diabetes

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It is becoming more and more obvious that a high carbohydrate diet can lead to cat diabetes. However if your cat is on insulin and you start to reduce carbohydrate intake without lowering insulin you could be putting your cat at risk. This is well explained by Lisa A. Pierson on her web site where she talks about carbohydrates and the various professional diets. “Diabetes is one of the most common feline endocrine diseases and, while we do  not know all […]