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What causes low blood sugar in a cat

My cat was takern to er last nite and they gave a blood transfusion and his count is up and hes eating but his sugar count is still low


Asked by Member 660382 on Oct 5th 2008 in Health & Wellness
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Hunter

Low blood sugar occurs less commonly than high blood sugar and can be a sign of pancreatic cancer or overwhelming infection (sepsis). Low blood sugar can cause depression or seizures.
Kittens can get low blood sugar more commonly than adult cats. Most instances of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in the kitten are the result of inadequate nutrition; either not enough or poor quality (undigestible) food. Excessive exercise may also cause the body to use up more sugar than is available.

Other causes:
Fasting before vigorous exercise
Excessive insulin administration (may occur in cats with diabetes)
Insulin-producing tumors of the pancreas
Severe liver disease
Other tumors that produce insulin-like factors
Portosystemic shunts
Hereditary diseases arising from abnormal storage of glucose
Serious systemic bacterial infection

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