|Purred: Wed Dec 5, '07 4:06pm PST |
|Definitely check out felinediabetes.com, but like Morgan said, people tend to be a little overzealous, actually hardcore on those boards. I think it is very important to be proactive in your cat's treatment and to understand to the best of your ability, what is going on with him. I did so much reading, that I ended up feeling very confused. Understand the basics, and have patience. Pay attention to his behavior, and know the warning signs of hypoglycemia. It's a scary thing that we went through more than once.
The shots were not too bad for me at first, but it got worse as time went on, and I believe it is because my girl no longer needed it (she has been off the juice for about 4 months now, and I think changing her diet to wet food made a huge difference). She is spunky, and her coat looks better than ever. She had dander for years, and it has disappeared. We got lucky, but also understand that it takes time for a cat to get regulated, so the dosage will most likely change several times. BTW, I just noticed you're in Buffalo, and so are we! Don't know what kind of insulin you're on or the type of needles you use, but I have left over supplies if you want them.
It is stressful, but hang in there. You might want to consider a low carb diet for your boy too. Many people swear by it. Lastly, here is a link to videos from Cornell. The information is excellent, particularly the one which shows just how to give the shot (very helpful) http://www.felinevideos.vet.cornell.edu/diabetes/index.shtml
Best of luck to you!
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