Cat diagnosed w/ diabetes
I have read a lot of the threads on here concerning cat DM & have been to a lot of useful & informative sites. I plan on doing glucose testing & have read the recommendations for meters, etc. Right now he has been prescribed Humulin, vet says to start with that & then we will work from there.
Cat is already on a low carb/hi protein diet. He has a bubbler to encourage drinking (he has always been a huge drinker, even b/f this)
I am not really asking any specific questions, but for those of you with diabetic cats, what would you have liked to have known?
This is my absolute favorite cat (I tell him all the time) & he also has lots of fans around town. He is a huge orange fluff ball who just loves everyone. He has really been through the ringer the past few weeks.
((hugs)) for both ~ monitor monitor monitor ~ plan your work & work your plan ~
Frist ((hugs)) for both of you ~
Monitor Monitor Monitor ~ plan your work and work your supplies ~
If something doesn't 'feel' right just off you go to emergency vet to have blood checked ``` visit the closest clinic BEFORE you need them for blood check ~ have your vet write and send an introduction for your cat ~ stating that he has advised you to run to the overnight clinic for checks when needed & you will not need the ALL comprehensive $$$$ examine !!!
Just plan ahead extra suppplies ~ extra viligence and extra patience and strength ~~
** please get acquainted with those people at the over night emergency clinic for your 'peace of mind' so you can have a quick blood check if needed ( during off vet hours)
Again ~ ((hugs)) know it is overwhelming at first but you two can do this ~
Thoughts and prayers and ((hugs)) and tears for both of you
Thoughts and prayers and ((hugs)) and tears for both of you during this impossible time ~
Jingles & AO ~