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"Some people feel bad about feeding their cats the same thing every day, and they think the cat needs variety..."

"cats are creatures of habit and any changes in their environment can make them upset..."

"what cats really need are high-quality protein like duck, turkey or chicken and lots of water..."

"If you’re a cat-only person, you often take your cat just as seriously as you would a child..."

"At this time, Gordo is doing well with no observable lameness or recurrence two months post-operatively..."

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           Diabetes Mellitus is a disease in which the body is not producing insulin properly. Insulin allows the body to use glucose(sugar) for energy. Without it the glucose stays in the blood and causes problems. Also the cells are deprived of glucose and that also causes additional problems. High blood sugar causes symptoms such as increased urination, increased water drinking, increased appetite, weight loss and urinary tract infections.

           Obesity, Pancreatitis, and steroid administration can all predispose a cat to diabetes. Certain cats may be able to be treated with dietary changes and weight loss, but most require daily blood sugar testing and long acting insulin shots. The amount of insulin needed can change over time and your cat may need to be re-regulated periodically by analyzing repeated blood sugar levels over 12 hours. If diagnosed early and treated properly, many cats can go into diabetic remission. Remember to always refrigerate the insulin and to roll it, NEVER shake it.


The Cat Practice is located at 145 W 24th Street on the 3rd floor. Phone: 212-677-1401 Fax: 212-677-2088