It is quite difficult to identify diabetes by its symptoms, as they are identical to signs of diseases such as chronic kidney disease or hyperthyroidism. If you find some of these symptoms, your cat may have diabetes.
How do the symptoms of the disease manifest in diabetes:
Fast weight loss
Refusal to eat
Fatigue, lack of energy
Additional symptom: quick filling of the tray
A cat may have diabetes if it shows symptoms such as weakness, thirst, frequent urination, rapid weight loss, depression, or abdominal pain.
IMPORTANT. If the diagnosis is confirmed, it is necessary to regularly visit a veterinarian for examinations. A specialist will perform a blood sugar test and prescribe the necessary medications to maintain the cat's health.
Set a strict regimen: it is the main factor of treatment. Feeding, training, and taking medication if necessary - all this should happen every day at a strictly set time. This helps maintain a constant blood sugar level. Consult your veterinarian about this.
Despite the fact that it is impossible to cure diabetes, veterinary experts say that you can control diabetes with the help of insulin, training and proper nutrition. Fiber plays a key role in the correction of the disease, as its consumption in moderate and large quantities reduces the need for insulin and blood sugar levels. Fiber also makes the body more susceptible to insulin.
The importance of nutrition
It is very important to be consistent in choosing cat food. The food that your pet consumes plays a big role in maintaining its health and condition in general. A balanced diet is an essential part of an active, healthy lifestyle. If your cat has diabetes, the importance of choosing the right food increases.
Maintaining the metabolism and health of the cat is promoted by the recommended feed specialists with a constant composition of ingredients.
Always contact your veterinarian to establish an accurate diagnosis and review treatment options. Ask him to give you recommendations about the most suitable food for a sick cat.
Questions about diabetes that you need to ask a veterinarian
What treatment options for my cat can you offer?
How does nutrition affect treatment? Is nutrition part of a cat's treatment regimen? What foods to maintain the health of my cat with diabetes would you recommend?
How to feed properly if I have several cats and one has diabetes?
How can nutrition help? What are the advantages of dietary nutrition, including the appointment of tablets and injections?
What are the pros and cons of using nutrition as an aid in the fight against cat diabetes?
How long should you feed your cat the recommended food?
How can I contact you if I have any questions?
When to come for a second appointment?
Can I receive reminders of treatment measures from you via email?
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