How Much Does It Cost To Treat A Diabetic Cat
How much does it cost to treat a diabetic cat, is a question that sometimes immediately goes through an owners mind, who has just discovered that their cat has been diagnosed with cat diabetes.
What is sad is that the fear of costs can lead the owner to make the irrational decision to put the cat down before all the facts are known.
Granted the initial vet costs to determine the disease may be expensive but cat diabetes is an illness that can be easily treated at home and once a routine has been established future vets visits should be minimal.
“My cat was diabetic. She had it 5 years before she died at 19 1/2 years old. She didn’t die from the diabetes.
We only had 2 incidences in the 5 years she was diabetic which required an emergency vet visit. People don’t realize its not that difficult to have a diabetic cat.
We only check my velvets sugar levels if she was acting off or a little funny and we would adjust her insulin accordingly ourselves. (I’m an lpn). Its also not expensive to have a diabetic cat either.
For a box of 100 needles cost $13 at Walmart pharmacy and the insulin is $40 but that would almost get us through a year. I hate when I hear someone killed their cat because they thought the treatment was to expensive.
Once you get into the swing of things and get them regulated its not difficult!”
Now, I don’t know if Felicia also changed her cat’s diet. But changing diet is extremely important and can lead to remission and sometimes a complete cure. This means that the need for insulin can gradually reduce thereby reducing costs even more.
Remember home testing is necessary please check out all the animal charities and shelters before you make the decision to put your cat down as they may be able to help with costs or may even be able to re-home the cat.