Diabetes in cats signs

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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 While excessive thirst can be indicative of a physical problem, if she shows no other symptoms, there may be no need for concern. But at least a call to your vet is probably a good idea just to be sure.
Avatar f tn your poor kitty sounds like he has alot going on and still he's very active. STEROIDS are NOT good for cats. they can lead to many long term problems, even 1 dose can lead to DIABETES in cats. Is the Vet prescribing this for some sort of pain control, for inflammation? There MUST be a a very good reason for wanting a kitty to take this medication. I will send you a link to a website for more info on side effects. keep in touch. http://www.marvistavet.com/html/prednisone.
4105307 tn?1369535032 My vet is quite interested to see the results since she has never used this one for cats. Mind you not many vets come across potential Cushing's in cats in their practise. I take care of everything myself, which is fine since I am basically retired at this point. I can do with little sleep if need be so whatever Tuxie needs, Tuxie gets.
152660 tn?1291759171 Excessive drinking and excessive peeing are signs of diabetes. Our cat , Sammie, who is also a senior cat ( 8 years old ) was diabetic , a year ago. His diabetes was discovered through a blood test as well more than a year ago. We adopted Sammie from a cat rescue society. My point is we didn't raise him from a kitten. We didn't know anything about his medical history besides the information we received from his former veteranarian.
1232362 tn?1333139006 Hi my cat has arthritis in both his back hips and legs and was showing slight discomfort in some movements I bought him a Bio flow collar which was quite expensive at £30.00, but the change in his mobility is amazing and he shows no signs of discomfort, obviously it won't cure him but it definitely eases any soreness he was in.
Avatar f tn By the time the glucose overrides the kidneys filtration system and shows up in the urine, your dog would be showing signs. More importantly, speak with your vet about weight loss strategies. Like in people, diabetes in pets can usuallybe prevented through maintaining a proper weight. 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.
1144082 tn?1261273568 Sometimes cats can carry organisms such as demodex or ringworm and show no signs unless they are immunosuppressed (such as in diabetes) The chewing and self trauma often cause a secondary bacterial skin infection which makes the itch worse. I recommend skin scrapings to look for parasites and infection, and a fungal culture for ringworm.
Avatar m tn However since you mentioned that at first your kitty was dx'd with IBD and now also has no appetite and loosing weight, I really wonder if the first dx was wrong and this was Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) all along or perhaps kitty has developed this along the way..its very common in older kitties. I will send you a video with signs and information than you need to take kitty to your Vet and discuss this with them.....good luck and keep us updated♥ http://partnersah.vet.cornell.
Avatar m tn Their latest research shows these experimental drug compounds -- which are 1,000 times more potent than resveratrol -- helped reverse diabetes symptoms and reduce insulin sensitivity in two different studies in diabetic mice and one in rats. http://www.reuters.
Avatar m tn I have a continuous problem with thick mucous in my throat. I must clear my throat a hundred times a day. My larnyx gets so full of the thick mucous that I almost choke and it causes my eyes to water. When this happens I hack up about a quarter cup of the stuff. I went to an ENT specialist who diagnosed sinusitis due to restricted airflow because of a deviated septum. After two surgeries for this there is no improvment. I've tried Musinex and steroid nose sprays. Nothing seems to help.
Avatar n tn I also have this problem I purchased bed bug traps and spray I never see any but I figured It wouldn't hurt. still feel like I am getting bit no bugs in traps no signs of bed bugs. my husband changes the sheets every week also he strips the bed everyday then makes it. this is driving me crazy. I put lotion on my body before I go to bed skin so soft this seems to help but when I don't put it on I feel like something is crawling all over me I get up turn the light on nothing...............
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.
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 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. My Primary Dr said since no other enlarged nodes were found in other regions, he is not concerned about lymphoma.
2186126 tn?1384961026 He took Vetoryl for months and in his monthly stem test vet noticed he is starting to show signs of Addison's disease (opposite of Cushings) so took him off the Vetroyl for 30 days. Ill tell you that he was a completely different dog while being treated with the meds!! On the meds he is like a puppy again and totally worth he money. Our family had to give up a couple things to be able to afford his treatments but our dogs a member of our family so we don't mind.
Avatar n tn You'll probably notice signs of impending menopause, such as menstrual irregularity, sometime in your 40s. But some women notice changes as early as their mid-30s.") ...just thought I would post this because someone mentioned that everyone posting here is female...and just wondered if it could be related to perimenopause...
1009996 tn?1251250354 You may also wish for him or her to check the viral status of your cat as well as it can make a difference in response to therapy. Blood pressure is also a helpful parameter to know in cats. All of these things can be done in a short office visit including a thorough exam, blood draw, and urine sample. No matter what, it will help your cat to get checked out to allow her to feel better with therapies on board.
775732 tn?1246128744 You are exactly right, those are signs of hyperthyroid disease and diabetes. These conditions are more likely in cats that are over 7 yrs old. Both of these conditions are very treatable and your kitty should be fine!
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 About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
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 f tn I have asked multiple times and instead he wants me to see a neurologist. So many of the closer endocrinologists specialize in diabetes and don't want to deal with me ... very frustrating. They don't have a code for swollen fingers or they don't deal with suspected auto-immune disorders. The trouble with all this specialized medicine is no-one looks at the interaction of body systems anymore.
Avatar n tn The good news is that these signs are more common in dogs than cats, but some veterinarians are just reluctant to take the chance with long term use of steroids. Check out www.aerokat.com to see a version of a feline "inhaler" I hope this helps!
Avatar n tn It was eliminated from cat's dietary regimen due to the fact that it was found to cause lactose intolerance in susceptible cats and thus diarrhea. It can also cause IBD in susceptible cats, and in diabetic cats it does supple a small amount of sugar. Other than the possibilities listed above, milk from any species supplies necessary liquid, Calcium, Vitamin D, and Protein.
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 I've noticed a reduction in the fat layer in his skin and think the injection is painful to him. Three days have passed since his last injection and, of course, he's starting to become more gaunt. A mobile vet is due to come by tomorrow to see him. In the meantime, I have several questions: How can I give him his insulin injections? There's just me to do it. How long is a vial of insulin viable? Considering his age, should I just let him go?
Avatar n tn It has a positive inotropic action on cardiac tissue, and has been shown in some studies to lower blood pressure. In part, the cardiac effects of taurine are probably due to its ability to protect the heart from the adverse effects of either excessive or inadequate calcium ion (Ca2+) levels. The consequence of Ca2+ excess is the accumulation of intracellular calcium, ultimately leading to cellular death.
931217 tn?1283484935 As I am sure you have heard, there have been numerous alerts, recalls and reports of food-borne illness reported in the last couple of years, associated with uncooked or undercooked meats served to human consumers in restaurants or sold to them in stores. The under-appreciated truth of our meat production industry, indeed of any nation's meat production, is that absolute certainty of freedom from sickness-causing bacteria in meat cannot be assured.
Avatar n tn Strokes are formed when blood cloughts are found in the veins near the brain. Twitching in Veins are signs of Atrial Fibrillation or having a stroke down the line is almost certain to occur. Ways to help reduce the chance for getting Atrial Fibrillation is by not using any of the Following 1. Consuming Alcohol 2. Smoking 3. Eating Chocolate 4, Drinking Soda 5. Eating Salty Foods There may be more, but these are the main ones off the top of my head! TO REDUCE THE CHANCE FOR A.