Diabetes in Cats, Why So Much of It?


We have fat cats, as Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, past president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, bluntly explains why diabetes in cats might even be considered an epidemic.

Dr.Elizabeth Colleran

Dr.Elizabeth Colleran

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell if your cat is overweight, because, like us, they don’t gain weight overnight. But make no mistake, these cats are not “big boned.”

Regular wellness is important for many reasons; one is to determine if your cat has gained or lost weight.

Another gauge to diagnose diabetes is the fructosamine test.

Dr. Colleran discusses how to tell if your cat might be suffering from diabetes, including what’s going on in the litter box.