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Feature September 2019 Issue

Options for Getting a Cat with Diabetes Off Insulin

You may find that a cat with diabetes is much thirstier than usual until her disease is under control.

Options for Getting a Cat with Diabetes Off Insulin

There's potential in the meal plan.

“It is always something of a financial challenge having a diabetic pet,” says Orla Mahony, DVM, a veterinarian at Tufts’s Foster Hospital for Small Animals. Frequent monitoring of the cat’s blood sugar at the veterinarian’s office to be certain it remains in the correct range is in itself a significant but important expense for avoiding organ damage and other complications of diabetes.

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