Your Cat Has Diabetes: Now What?


It's hard when a person has diabetes and must inject insulin and watch their blood sugar levels, but dealing with a cat's diabetes can be difficult too. Once your vet has diagnosed your cat's illness and taught you how to treat it with monitoring and injections, there are still other things you should be doing to make the situation better. These three pointers can help.

Have Additional Medication and Supplies Ready

Once you've started to test your cat's blood and give them injections, you'll get used to ordering and buying their medication and supplies. However, it's vital that you have extra insulin and supplies ready so that if there is an emergency, you'll have enough of what your cat requires. You might want to find a good online pet medication pharmacy so that you can place regular orders that are delivered directly to your house. You might even want to look for online pharmacies that will auto-deliver certain items periodically. That way, you won't have to run out in the middle of the night or at another inconvenient time; you can always be confident that you have what you need to help your cat.

Visit the Vet More Often

Because of your cat's condition, it is essential that you visit the vet more often than you're used to. This is especially important because even if you think that you've got the disease under control and your cat seems fine, your vet will need to keep an eye out for the kinds of health conditions that can result from feline diabetes. For instance, they will be likely to look for signs of bacterial infections or liver problems. Running those tests is important and checkups can provide insight that can help you and your cat avoid serious health problems.

Join Support Groups

To help you get into a routine and confirm that you're buying the right kinds of foods or doing other things properly, it may help you to join a support group full of cat owners dealing with this health condition. They can recommend high protein foods or have ideas that can make things better for your cat. Other cat owners will also be able to provide emotional support if you need it; it's not easy to care for an animal with health issues and because they understand what you're going through, they can help you to feel better.

Dealing with your cat's diabetes can seem challenging at first, but when you're able to focus on the tips above, you and your cat can cope well. Keep talking to your vet to learn more about the condition and how best to treat it.


24 March 2017

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