LISTEN HERE as Dr. Colleran explains why there are SO many diabetic cats out there – lots more than we ever did before.
We describe what a fat cat is because the perception of cat owner has actually, as true – really, many pet owners don’t know that their own cat is overweight or obese. “Fluffy” may be a code for overweight.
This isn’t good, at least not for the health of cats and diabetes may result.
Dr. Colleran, who is a past president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners explains what the symptoms are of diabetes in cats.
Now what: Change the diet, increase a cat’s activity level and most importantly insulin (which is actually easier to give a cat than a pill, she says). With weight loss the diabetes may even go into remission.