Surveys reports that there is an alarming increasing in the number of the cats that are suffering from the diabetes. When this condition is left untreated it can lead to loss of appetite, vomiting, weight loss, dehydration and severe depression. This condition can even result in coma and even death of your cats if not viewed in serious aspects.
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WHY IS MY CAT SUFFERING FROM DIABETES?
The exact cause of diabetes in cats is unknown. Various researches and tests are under process to confirm the cause. Though this condition is also common among the cats of normal weight, it is more common in cats that are obese.
SIGNS OF DIABETES IN CATS
Like in humans, the main signs and symptoms of diabetes in cats are almost the same. However, the symptoms and signs may vary depending on the level of impairment in the insulin production.
Increased urination and increased thirst: Increased thirst and increased frequency for urination are the two main symptoms of diabetes in cats. This occurs because the glucose cannot enter the cells and ultimately reach a stage where the levels of glucose in the blood shoot up. This glucose is filleted out from the body through the urine where they carry a lot of water with it too. This loss of more water in the form of urine will make them drink more water.
Some cats with diabetes are seen with a ravenous appetite. This might be because their bodies cannot use the sufficient energy that is supplied in their daily basis diet.
The other common signs and symptoms are weight loss. This occurs because cat cannot utilize more of calories that he eats for energy. It will depend more on fat for energy. As there is a fat loss from the body there will be weight loss too.
Change in gait: some cats that are suffering from diabetes will also have nervous system problems too. This will make them walk with their hocks touching the ground. This is usually termed as diabetic neuropathy.
Decrease in their levels of the activities, depression, and weakness: Though the cat will be supplied with a lot of calories, it may be in state to use them. They will have the same feel that you have for not eating for a longer period of time irrespective of the food intake. Since there is a loss of weight, this will also contribute to muscle loss and weakness. They will have very less interest in their surrounding or will be least interested to be active and may not groom themselves.
Vomiting: For those cats that are suffering from diabetes mellitus, they will have to break down the fat present in their body on their own, this will lead to a lot of waste products. These are termed as ketones. When these ketones level increase in their blood, it will give them more tendency for vomiting and for nausea. This increase in the levels of the ketones can be more dangerous as there will be a drop in the ph of blood and lead to ketoacidosis. Some dogs do develop cataracts, but the incidence of cataracts in cats is very less due to diabetes.
DIAGNOSIS OF DIABETES MELLITUS
A veterinarian might ask certain questions on the medical history, the signs and symptoms for the past few weeks, any medications, and any family history (if known). He or she might also recommend certain test to finalize the presence of diabetes in them.
INVESTIGATIONS: The main investigation and test to rule out diabetes in cats are blood test and urine test. This will not only detect the presence but also the quantity of the blood sugar that is present in their blood.
TREATMENT OF DIABETES IN CATS
Diet is one of the main areas that should be concentrated in having a sugar free life in cats. A low carbohydrate diet is more recommended for those cats that are more prone to diabetes.
The other treatment is insulin therapy like in humans. There are few medications with lesser side effects.
When your cat is under insulin therapy, as a pet owner you should alter the dose of insulin your own. You should always get a concern from the veterinarian before shifting from the medications or dose.
It is important to have a regular check up if your pet is suffering from diabetes. It is always better to treat it in the early condition.
Originally posted 2015-03-31 04:11:58.