Humans aren't the only ones who suffer from diabetes; your feline friends can get it, too. But what does it mean for your cats with diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that results from a disorder in the pancreas. Type 1 cannot be cured and is when your animal’s body isn’t creating enough insulin. Type 2 can be cured and is when the body is unable to use insulin correctly. Since obesity is a key ingredient to developing this disease, weight management is crucial in trying to treat or get rid of it. Most treatment plans for animals with diabetes include dietary restrictions, an exercise schedule and insulin injections.We'll discuss dietary restrictions in a future post, but, first, let’s talk about how your cat can get more exercise and what you need to do in terms of insulin injections.