Most of the cats are treated for this condition mainly on the severity
of the disorder. Oral hypoglycemic drug (Glipizide) can be given
to control excessive blood glucose. If your cat goes for off-feed
during diabetes, it is highly recommended to go for insulin injection.
Apart from this the feline diabetes therapy includes maintaining
electrolyte abnormalities and dehydration by means of fluid therapy.
Dietary restriction should be advocated for the obese kittens (type-2-diabetes).
Your vet will help you in formulating better diet for your fatty
kitty, which normally includes high complex carbohydrate and high
fiber diets. These diets will help a lot to control glucose levels
after eating as well as cater the needs of the cat in weight loss.
The prognosis for feline diabetes is not alarming
as we think. It is really fair to good. But unattended cases of
diabetic cat may succumb to death. Hence a good communication is
necessary between you and your vet. Modifying diet and monitoring
daily will develop bring back the happy years of your kitty!!!
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