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Feline Diabetes: An Overview

Diabetes is a general term used to refer to a variety of disorders characterized clinically by excessive water intake and urine output. There are two “big” categories of diabetes in cats, dogs and people: diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus. Of these, diabetes mellitus is by far the more common in companion animals.Diabetes insipidus is a metabolic disorder that ultimately results in the inability of the cat’s kidneys to reabsorb water properly, which leads to an

Treating Feline Diabetes

Diabetes in cats is not technically “curable,” but usually it can be controlled through dietary management and medication. Regular blood and urine tests are important to monitor the progression and control of the disease. Most cats with compensated diabetes can be managed on an outpatient basis; they tend to be alert, well hydrated and eat and drink without vomiting or other adverse signs. Once a veterinarian confirms that your cat has diabetes mellitus, he or


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