Diabetes in cats and dogs

Common Questions and Answers about Diabetes in cats and dogs


Avatar n tn She has been sick since Sunday and has been diagnosed with pancreatis, which apparently is a common problem in dogs with Cushings. Currently she is in the hospital on IV fluids and IV antibiotics. We are very fortunate to have a very good local vet and her condition does seem improved, but we always have the option of taking her to University of PA veterinary hospital. They are wonderful compassionate people there and have been life savers for some of our other animals.
Avatar f tn The last cause I can think of for lumps in this region is cancer, even in young cats. Sometimes young cats develop fibrosarcomas and they can occur in this region. These tumors need to be removed and very wide surgical margins made around the area the tumor occupied. For this reason it may be best to have a needle aspirate done first and the type of tumor identified if possible.
Avatar m tn As to the connection between diabetes and cataracts , I have never heard of this. Our Sammy used to eat Purina Diabetic food for cats when he was diabetic and even after he was no longer diabetic. Now he eats a dry food produced by Medi Cal. I've tried to give him some wet Medi Cal canned food as well as the dry food ,, but he just turns up his nose at the canned Medi Cal Calorie Control Food. Perhaps another fur baby parent can provide some answers about the cataract question.
4105307 tn?1369535032 It has been so hard to get information on Cushing's in cats and I was so hopeful to find out more from someone who actually had a Cushing's cat. I will message her and see how things are going.
Avatar n tn He knows that he has a lot of good things in his life, family who loves him to pieces, horses, dogs, cats, and a load of support for what he is going through, he is only 10, and seems to let the diabetes over shaddow the happy things he does have. I feel so bad for him, he cries at school all of the time now, and boy, that is a target for the kids at school, so he now is also dealing with names like baby and cry baby.
2186126 tn?1384961026 I don't have any good advice about what you can expect to happen, but I definately agree with you that you should try to be calm in front of him, being deaf and blind, he needs all the help and calmness he can get. Take each day as it comes, if he's in pain make sure he has meds, and simply enjoy him and do his favorite things with him as long as you can. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn Now, yes, garlic is a traditional treatment for cats and dogs for ticks and fleas. But there are some suggestive studies that use of garlic in cats can lead to possible blood clotting issues, so I'd advise against using it unless absolutely neccessary. I would suggest switching to a wheat/ soy/ grain free diet. Use a digestive enzyme. This could help with your cat's breath and allergies.
Avatar f tn It's also used to treat animal [dogs and cats] problems. The bad thing is it's classified as steroid. The more you take, the higher it will raise your glucose levels. The longer you take it, the higher the risk of constant elevated glucose. Depending on how well your post OP recovery goes, you probably will be weaned off of Prednisolone. Whether or not permanent diabetes occurs is hard to say, as each patient is different.
82861 tn?1333457511 Because of the sulfur, garlic helps kill any bacteria in the lungs. Great for dogs with allergies and helps with kennel cough. Animal and human studies have shown that garlic can reduce blood sugar levels. Great for dogs with diabetes. Dogs with arthritis can benefit form garlic. Garlic improves circulation. Garlic promotes production of white blood cells – strengthening the dog’s immune system. Garlic is great for newborn puppies and their mothers.
Avatar f tn Your dog will have more energy, arthritis will be less of a concern, even cancer rates are lower in lean dogs and cats. Good luck.
172023 tn?1334675884 It seems the only time the cats can get any attention is when the dogs are in their crates. They don't think that is fair, since there were here first.........
1994268 tn?1329469812 White dogs (and cats, as well as horses and cattle who have white faces) are more prone to squamous cell carcinomas (skin cancer) from exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. Other color dogs who spend a lot of time outdoors sleeping on their backs also develop these cancers on their bellies because the relatively hairless area is exposed to the sun when they lay on their backs to sleep outside. So it's not the fact that your dog is white that makes him more susceptible to cancer.
1361799 tn?1277671191 Fifty or more years ago, cats lived off the mice they caught in the garage and table scraps. Cats also didn't live as long then! Swampy's personal take -- what he does for his cat -- As long as the ice cream does not contain chocolate the cat have a lick or two as a treat, less than 1/2 a teaspoon. She is not allowed to have any more than that. Too risky for her digestive system.
685623 tn?1283485207 More than 2000 products recalled over a period of 4 months because of potential Salmonella contamination and hundreds of people were sickened. Proponents of raw diets maintain that dogs and cats can tolerate Salmonella and other pathogens and aren’t sickened by the bug. In essence, this is true. Most pets won’t get sick from ingesting Salmonella, but, (and this is what the proponents forget) your pet can be a reservoir for Salmonella and that means your family is at risk.
931217 tn?1283484935 In the United States, the uterus is typically removed along with the ovaries in females, and virtually all dogs and cats are spayed or castrated. In Europe and some other parts of the world neutering is far less common, and when females are spayed only the ovaries are usually removed. The primary purpose of neutering is to prevent reproduction, but like most medical interventions the procedure has a variety of other effects, both beneficial and undesirable.
587315 tn?1333556383 A diet high in carbs (dry foods) is not a cat's natural diet. Watch Animal Planet, go ahead, what do cats eat in the wild? MEAT...FRESH AND HOT RIGHT FROM THE SOURCE.....with little to no carbs. I think we've all been brainwashed by labels and advertisement: Buy Purina and your cat will be happier, or buy Iams and your cat will grow stronger bones......etc etc blah blah.
960887 tn?1283485836 Fortunately, rattlesnakes in our part of Colorado do not have very potent venom, and most patients survive. However, in a few cases, the venom can wreak havoc in the bloodstream, leading to unstoppable bleeding, kidney failure, sloughing of skin or other systemic illness. The basic treatment for a rattlesnake bite is IV fluids, an injection of an antihistamine, anti-inflammatory medication, and pain meds. Sometimes antibiotics are added if the bite wound appears infected.
Avatar m tn in the middle way, I have crust accumulated in my nostril and sometimes I can pick and get it out (quiet a bit); and in my lower breath path or deep in my throat, I have thickened mucus and gel like tiny balls and hard to get them out. I have tried different things to reduce the mucus secreation. However none of them has been proven effective or without side effect. Lately I started to us SinusWars2. I noticed that my muscus has been getting less and my nostrils are getting clearer.
203342 tn?1328740807 00 a.m. only to find that he has peed in the house???? We have taken both dogs for a walk, and then left for an hour or so, Only to find that Chester has peed & pooped right next to Wally's kennel? Is that a statement or what? I just got a phone call from home that the dogs were left alone for 1.5 hours, so Chester has peed again. I do not know what to do!!!!!! My frustration is going over the top. I know he's getting old, but to come home daily only to find him doing this?
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649848 tn?1534637300 I also see why so many of my family members are overweight and 3 of my older siblings have type II diabetes and all 5 of them have heart issues. There was, at least, one type of bread and sometimes 2 or more at each meal, along with pasta salads, mashed potatoes, and of course, this is the time for sweet corn to be getting ready... starch, starch, and more starch... lol I won't even talk about the amount of salt that's put on everything...
4105307 tn?1369535032 The third eyelid problem is actually cherry eye, more common in dogs than cats. The gland of the third eyelid becomes visible as a red, oval bulge protruding just behind the edge of the third eyelid. It has been changing and gradually shrinking. Tink seems happy again but still her energy comes and goes. She is really good when we wash her eye and put in medicine. If needed there is an animal eye specialist about 90 minutes away.
Avatar n tn This time, it's much worse and no mosquito bites but I stayed much longer at my son's home than usual - who has dogs and cats. Don't know if I was bitten by a flea or not but did sit on their couch instead of a wooden chair (where I normally sit). I can't get an appointment until next Thursday with dermatologist. In the meantime, I did what one of the comments used and used olive oil right after my shower ; I'm showering 2 x a day.
Avatar m tn Iron deficiency can cause anaemia and that can make you feel tired and want to sleep. Having a glucose intolerance or diabetes can also make you feel tired. Make sure that you have a healthy and well balanced diet with lots of fresh fruit and veg and drink plenty of fluids, especially water. 2 litres a day is usually recommended, but you may need more if you are working out and sweating. Dehydration can also make you feel tired.
Avatar n tn hi and welcome to our site, you sure have undergone multiple problems with your poor kitties...you are absolutely right to question the Vet saying he doesn't need to be xrayed...you do need a second opinion. on this site we are not Vets only pet owners, I would encourage you to find another Vet and get this opinion. in the meanwhile you can go ask this same question to our on line Vet and see what he recommends. good luck to you and your boy...
Avatar m tn I started reading online and found that many cats are allergic to the fillers in cat foods, so I switched him to Natural Balance. No change in the vomiting, but his coat is much more silky. Several months later, after hearing really good things about Blue Buffalo, I gave that a try. Again, no change. Back to reading, I found that probiotics might help, so I tried mixing some in with a little wet cat food (he usually only eats dry cat food). He just sniffs it and walks away.
Avatar f tn I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late in the game that dogs can also take phenergan. It didn't work quite as well as the reglan, but at that point we tried anything we could get our hands on. Over the counter Dramamine for motion sickness can be tried as it is metabolized in the liver - got that info from an ER vet nearby.
899491 tn?1243777227 He won't take **** from the ferrets, little dogs and cats. My husband bonded to old Frank. I never saw a guy being so taken in by animals. He's a soft touch!
Avatar m tn I try wet food in the mornings and hot dogs in the day and evening he loves them but lately he has not been eating his dogs either and losing more weight. I looked on one sight that's says he needs more protein and better food, but I feed him the same as I always have, I have tried to increase the wet food thinking his teeth was hurting but I don't know I wish I could afford to take him to a vet but I am disabled myself and not working waiting for social security to finalize their decision.
Avatar f tn I lived in a granny flat on a property that houses two dogs and five cats (two of the cats are my own and live exclusively with me). About six months ago, my landlady adopted another cat whose owner was leaving town. Edward is about 2 years old and seems a bit depressed. My landlady's male cats were not neutered and became very territorial as they hit adolescence, marking all territory in sight. Edward has, on and off, lived with me - partly due, I think, to the other cats being territorial.