Diabetes in cats behavior

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Avatar n tn I think that every parent of a child with DM would switch places with their child in a heartbeat. It's frustrating to be a loving & worried parent and also a 24*7 on-call physician, nurse, coach, and CDE. I've had diabetes for 35+ years and was dx'd as a teen. My older sister was dx'd at age 9 and her younger daughter was dx'd at 4. In my parents eyes and in my sister's eyes as a parent, I see more agony and pain than in most diabetics who gradually come to accept and adapt quite well.
Avatar f tn Most of it - unless it is the very best from specialty pet stores - is full of grains and nasty by-products that can cause all kinds of problems including allergies, obesity and diabetes. All dry food is - well - dry. Cats are desert animals and were meant to get their water from their prey. They do not have a strong urge to drink water and can be dehydrated easily. A good quality canned food is much better then any dry food.
1979418 tn?1432139041 No talking sensse into her, so she decides they can live in her mini van... she diappears again, drives to my sister in law work where two cats apparently jump out the window, so we are down to 9 cats in the cat van parade.... She ends up back at my aunts and spends the night there, cats int he van and I am able to arrange with animal control to investigate. But, they get there and can't seize the cats cause its on private property.
203342 tn?1328740807 When one of our cats was ill a few years ago, we were in the same situation. Like you, we decided to not have her treated but to make sure she was not in pain. The cat lasted two years instead of two weeks like the vet said. This also happened with one of our dogs. I can imagine you do hate this situation. Vets aren't always right with their predictions as I have learned. Feeling loved and wanted makes a big difference to a dog's (or cat's) will to live.
Avatar n tn I have read that anything above 1 CM is abnormal. I have no pain in the nodes themselves but have developed pain in the neck which seems like a stiff neck, and pain exists with any pressure from straining or lifting, also movement related pain in neck, chest and spine in the same region. No signs of infection at all, but do have extreme fatigue, back pain, some weight loss, among other varied symptoms.
Avatar n tn in the last two weeks i have had three blood vessels just pop in my fingers. i was not doing anything out of the ordinary. what could be causing this? should there be a cause for concern?
2186126 tn?1384961026 One of our cats was diagnosed with diabetes two weeks ago, she also had blood pressure problems., After a week of trying to get her diabetes count down to normal, the two vets working on her said she couldn't be helped, and we had to put her to sleep. It is so hard to see them sick, and even harder to decide what to do. You wish they would die peacefully in their sleep, but it seldom works that way. Is your vet any help in deciding what to do?
Avatar f tn Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar n tn Yes, at that age this can happen. Has he had a check up recently? Cats at that age are at risk for hyperthyroidism, diabetes and a number of other (usually easily treatable) issues. A number of them can cause neurological events. How is his health and behavior otherwise? coat consistency? bowel movement status? Grooming?
Avatar n tn I would feel just like you, and then just drop! I was tested for diabetes, all kinds of blood work, mris, cats, nothing! I was basically told I was crazy! After years of this, I finally saw a octor who tested my blood sugars again, and came back and said that I had hypoglycemia. I coudln't beleive that could be true, but once I learned about it, it made since.
Avatar n tn Why is one of my male cats acting strange with new human infants in the house? My wife does daycare. This is why there are new infants sometimes. He runs around and urinates on things sometimes. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
496949 tn?1209724792 With a cat of that age, changes in behavior are not unexpected. If you're truly concerned, have a vet check kitty out. 19 is an incredibly long life, but you should consider regular checkups to be sure kitty has quite a few years more. The knob is most likely just a solid mass, probably not dangerous. BUT...I would have it checked out. There's a possibility if that's what it is, it can/is causing issues as kitty gets older.
931217 tn?1283484935 [137] Some authors have suggested that intact females may be at greater risk of diabetes due to the antagonistic effects of ovarian hormones on insulin, and spaying is an important part of regulating diabetes in female dogs.
Avatar f tn first of all, even if he still has a few fleas, you want to get rid of those even if he is "mental" about it. A few fleas can easily become a huge infestion again quickly. As for the pain, cats are notorious for being stoic...meaning they hide pain well. So just because he doesn't look like he's in pain doesn't necessarily mean he's not. With your description of the mutilation he is doing by itching, I would say he is likely hurting.
82861 tn?1333457511 She gladly sucked up all the attention she could get, and peed all over the house, dug up every last flower bed in the yard, chewed anything within tooth reach (including the leg on my prized piano) and generally engaged in every bad doggy behavior with true gusto. I can say she never was malicious - just enjoyed everything life had to offer no matter what we had to say about it. Training was another adventure in getting to know Chica.
506791 tn?1439846583 It is wonderful that Hildie's diabetes is in remission. And, going with less dry and more canned will help the cats over all, too. How cute that Teia tried to catch a grasshopper. Sometimes Akira gets to go hunting even inside the apartment here, because big house spiders sometimes come inside the apartment. She catches most of them, too.
134578 tn?1546634665 He wasn't old enough to be in as bad shape as he was. This is a dog who used to run 16 miles with my husband when he (the husband, not the dog) was training for marathons. But Django's knees started to fall apart at about age 9. and even after an expensive and hard-to-recover-from operation, he just never got better.
1979418 tn?1432139041 That was the trigger that made her flee WV with the cats in a van and drive to Baltimore. We had the cats surrendered to a safe shelter, tho she thinks they got out of her van, doctors say to let her beleive they escaped, no need to confront her with a truth that will only agitate her worse. So, any thoughts.... does such a quick decline sound like anyone's experience with Alzheimer?
Avatar n tn try montmorillonite edible clay living clay just half a tea spoon in water give it to cat with plastic spoon mix in plastic or ceramic " no stainless " just plastic jar shake it and give it will get rid of many bacteria in cats system and get pup problem fixed and lose stools...too. I use homeopathic stomach ache for tommy of kitty and it works wonders with mine. She loves the clay. ONe day she got sick she had diarrhea and felt bad after the clay she was playing and acting pain free.
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 My mom's got 5 cats and she's got 5 litter boxes and all of them are in the garage. I didn't think to ask her why, though. Thanks for sharing that info. HMMMMMMMM, this might be a great blog idea for ya about multi-cat households!!!
Avatar m tn She could have diabetes, which causes in some cases a voracious appetite and can cause ataxia (problem with balance) 3. She could have an atypical seizure disorder. Seizures can be caused by trauma to the head, a metabolic disease, a brain lesion, or can be idiopathic, which just means that a cause cannot be found. 4. She could have Cushing's syndrome, which though uncommon can occur in cats.
Avatar f tn I am also pregnant, almost seven months pregnant to be more exact, and have two cats. One of my cats got very ill when I was in my first trimester, and almost died. I know the feeling of having a new baby coming soon, being on a budget and having a very ill cat. I started looking for solutions and did not stop until my vet gave me a $5,000 certificate which covered biopsy, surgery, treatment, food and consultation.
Avatar f tn allergies in cats very likely start with a bite from a mite, flea or insect.....than their system develops allergies and one allergy leads to another...ie: foods, dust, pollen etc...just like people...only instead of sneezing it causes skin problems, unusually a small crusty scab that is very itchy, but can also be just an itch without the scab. Also if its food related chicken is the biggest culprit, try finding a food with no chicken or chicken by products....actually nothing with feathers.
Avatar n tn Anytime anyone goes into the kitchen where her food bowl and food are kept, she pesters and walks in front of us and in between our legs and then sits down in front of her food bowl and looks at you, then when you try to leave the kitchen without feeding her, she does the same pestering routine. This has gone on for MONTHS now. She has even resorted in the last month to jumping up on the kitchen counter and chewing on our bread.
996946 tn?1503252712 Where do I find that Wellness food? Is it a dry food? Is it tasty? Do most cats like it? None of my other cats have had this issue...they will eat whatever I give them, without so much as a meooow. ^.^ Secondly, he has turned into a plant-attack cat. Most of my plants are too high for him to reach but I have several ivys in my bathroom and they have become the TARGET. I have tried to remember to keep the bathroom doors closed but sometimes I forget. He really keeps me on my toes.
Avatar f tn Since when do cats find these things in nature? To my understanding, cats have not evolved or mutated in order to be able to stay unharmed by these tings. FYI: The feline body is made to accept protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals, not carbs. Carbs are not used but stored, causing obesity and all sorts of problems. Heck excess carbs is not even good for us!!! I'm a strong believer of high protein low carb diets for us as well...oh and fiber....good ol' fiber.
897333 tn?1280394878 , I will try to make this as short and to the point as possible. Bob was diagnosised last year with a mass in his chest by his trachea, we did not have further testing done because of age. The only way it was found is through X-ray when we took him in for a cough. Evidently it is no cancer, thank goodness because nothing has changed as far as coughing or his weight.