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Cat Diabetes

Cat Diabetes

Does your cat have the ‘symptoms’ or ‘clinical signs’ of diabetes mellitus? 

Diabetes is a treatable disease and the sooner you start treatment the better the outcome.

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Getting a new kitten?

Getting a new kitten

Planning for the arrival of a new kitten?

Make sure you're ready for the arrival of your new kitten by 'pet proofing' your home. 

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Cat healthcare information

MyPetonline contains hundreds of pages of authoritative information about pet health and behaviour, written by vets for owners like you. Click on the major headings below

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative disease of the joints that is common in both humans and

Behaviour

Cats, now the most popular pet in Europe and North America, were once described as asocial animals

Bones and joints

Caring for your cat’s joints and bones Sadly, joint conditions are common in cats of all ages

Bordetella bronchiseptia

If you ever board your cat in a cattery, then it's particularly important to ensure vaccine

Kitten with a pumpkin

Caring for your cat this autumn

As the days grow cooler and shorter, your cat's healthcare needs change.

Cat Diabetes FAQs

Diabetes in cats - your questions answered

Cat flu

Cat 'flu remains is still relatively common despite the important contribution made by vaccines

Cat-proofing your home

Just as parents 'childproof'' their home, so cat owners should 'pet-proof

Common problems

Monitoring your cat's health and well-being is important to ensure they live a long and happy

Complications of Diabetes mellitus in cats

Long-term complications of diabetes mellitus are a result of prolonged high blood glucose levels

Dental care

With major advances in treating pet diseases, oral disease - most importantly periodontal or gum

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which your cat's pancreas can no longer produce enough of the

Diabetes in dogs and cats

Successful management of pet diabetes is achievable with insulin therapy, diet and exercise

Diagnosing diabetes in cats

Does your cat have the ‘symptoms’ or ‘clinical signs’ of diabetes mellitus? Find out more...

Diseases

Learning to recognise when your cat is feeling under the weather and being aware of any signs and

Does your cat or dog have diabetes?

Sadly more and more of our pets are living with diabetes but help is at hand

Ear care

You should check your cat's ears regularly to ensure they stay healthy. Clean, odour-free, pale

Ears and eyes

Caring for your cat’s ears and eyes Your cat’s ears and eyes can easily become infected

Emergency situations with diabetic cats

You may find yourself having to deal with an emergency when caring for your diabetic cat

Eye care

A healthy cat's eyes should be clear and bright, without any discharge, and the whites of the

Feeding your diabetic cat

The daily dose of insulin is adjusted to match your diabetic cat's daily energy requirements.

Feline Chlamydophila

Feline Chlamydophila (formerly known as Chlamydia) mainly causes conjunctivitis in the cat.

Feline Diabetes

What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which your cats pancreas can no longer

Feline leukaemia

Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) is associated with the occurrence of tumours and anaemia in cats but

Feline Osteoarthritis

Introduction If your cat no longer jumps up like he or she once did there may be a good reason -

Fleas and ticks

How to treat fleas Fleas can cause discomfort and more serious health problems. Flea bites

Fleas in the spotlight

Fleas in the spotlight

Spring is here and did you know fleas are the most common external parasites in our dogs and cats?

General care

Caring for your cat Our cats are important to us and we want to do the very best to keep them happy

Household Dangers

Pet Proofing your Home Just as parents 'childproof'  their home, so should pet

Finding a flea on a cat

How do I check if my pet has fleas or ticks?

In a recent survey half of owners were unaware their cat or dog had fleas - so what are the signs?

How old is your cat?

Here's a useful chart to work out your cat's age in human terms as a guide to better

Fleas in puppies and kittens can cause serious health problems

How to keep fleas under control

The best way to control flea problems is to prevent them from happening in the first place

Insulin therapy for diabetic cats

Once diabetic cats have been stabilised on insulin, most are able to lead a happy, healthy life.

A fat cat by a food bowl

Is my cat at risk of diabetes?

Anywhere between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 cats develops diabetes

Kittens

Planning for the arrival of a new kitten Make sure you're ready for the arrival of your new

Making a glucose curve for your cat

Your vet may want to make a blood glucose curve for your diabetic cat

Managing diabetes mellitus in cats

With a healthy lifestyle, a suitable diet and insulin therapy you can manage your cat's health

Medication

Just like you, your cat is going to get sick occasionally and you may come home from the veterinary

Monitoring your diabetic cat

It is not unusual for your diabetic cat’s insulin requirements to change

New breakthrough in the battle against fleas

Scientists are reporting a key breakthrough in flea and tick treatment for cats and dogs

Older cats

As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care and improved nutrition,

Osteoarthritis

If your cat no longer jumps up like he or she once did there may be a good reason - osteoarthritis

Panleucopaenia

Feline Panleucopaenia is a very serious disease of cats which carries a high risk of mortality

Pet Diabetes Glossary of terms

Check out our glossary of terms for owners of diabetic pets

Routine care

When is the best time to start caring for your ageing cat? When they are a kitten! Starting off

Spaying and neutering

Many veterinary surgeons believe that spaying or neutering not only helps solve the serious problem

Surgery

Your cat may one day require surgery. While this can be stressful for both you and your cat, there

Take a tinkle for Pet Diabetes Month

Check out our top tips on how to take a urine sample from your pet this Pet Diabetes Month

Ticks and Fleas

What are they? Ticks are small spider-like acarids and fleas are insects, but these two tiny

Top five reasons to vaccinate your cat

When does my kitten need to be vaccinated? Does my house cat need vaccination?

A cat being cuddled

Treating diabetes in cats

Your cat has been diagnosed with diabetes, so now it's time to learn to care for your diabetic pet

Treating osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis in cats is treated in a variety of ways. Here are the most important ones: Weight

Cat being cuddled by child

Understanding cat behaviour

Why going back to basics is key to understanding your cat

Vaccinations

One of the very best things you can do to give your cat a long and healthy life is to ensure that

VetPen FAQs for Diabetic Pets

VetPen is the first such device designed exclusively for use in diabetic cats and dogs.

VetPen for diabetic pets

VetPen is the world’s first and only insulin pen designed specifically for use in diabetic pets

A cat drinking from a tap

What are the signs of diabetes in cats?

Knowing the signs of diabetes is the first step in protecting your cat’s health.

An overweight cat

What is diabetes in cats?

Feline diabetes is a condition that affects the concentration of glucose in your cat's blood

Cat being fed

What's the best diet for a diabetic cat?

Diet plays a vital role in helping to keep your cat’s diabetes regulated.

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Top five reasons to vaccinate your cat

When does my kitten need to be vaccinated? Does my house cat need vaccination?

Finding a flea on a cat

How do I check if my pet has fleas or ticks?

In a recent survey half of owners were unaware their cat or dog had fleas - so what are the signs?

Bordetella bronchiseptia

If you ever board your cat in a cattery, then it's particularly important to ensure vaccine

Diseases

Learning to recognise when your cat is feeling under the weather and being aware of any signs and

Diagnosing diabetes in cats

Does your cat have the ‘symptoms’ or ‘clinical signs’ of diabetes mellitus? Find out more...

Cat flu

Cat 'flu remains is still relatively common despite the important contribution made by vaccines

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