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is elevated glucose in cat's urine urgent?

We went to the animal hospital 5 days ago (Sunday) because our 7-year-old cat Betsy was frequently in the litter box trying to pee but producing only a few drops (or nothing). They said when they saw ...
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Cat with newly diagnosed diabetes not eating much before insulin injection

My 10 1/2 year old male cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes. He usually grazes on dry food through the day and has a wet pouch. He is on 1 unit of prozinc. I've been told not to change his food ...
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Diabetic and anxiety

My dog has been diagnosed with diabetes. Today he will not let me pet him he just starts yelping. When my husband came near him he climbed on my lap but when I touched him he started yelping. I know ...
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What's a good method to give a cat a shot without assistance?

So, today I found out my cat needs insulin needles twice daily. The vet showed me how, and I'm pretty confident I can do it, but...when I was there and tried it, they were holding the cat for me. At ...
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Diabetic dogs insulin injection intervals

Our dog is diabetic. We were told to inject insulin twice a day in 12 hr intervals. We do 8am and 8pm. If we wished to have an evening out would 7 pm cause a problem?
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What is the recommended food and insulin timing for a diabetic cat?

My 13 year old tomcat was recently diagnosed with diabetes, with a blood glucose level of 30 (very high). The vet started him on 1.5 units of Insulin (U-40 syringe) a day. After a week his glucose ...
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I'm Having Difficulty Giving My Dog His Insulin Shots

My dog is an 11 year old chihuahua mix. He was diagnosed with diabetes back in 2012. We have been giving him insulin shots twice a day, one in the morning and one at night since 2012. He visits the ...
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Is Feline Diabetes painful?

My 14 year old indoor/outdoor cat has been diagnosed with diabetes. I travel for my work, so am unable to provide the twice daily insulin injections. But I did change her diet to all protein. Over ...
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How important is the insulin injection spot on a dog?

As I explained in this question, my dog is newly diagnosed with diabetes, and I'm having problems giving her the daily insulin injections without causing her pain and stress. I initially gave the ...
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Canine insulin injection — what am I doing wrong?

My dog was recently diagnosed with diabetes, so I have been giving her twice-daily insulin injections for the past 10 days. I've watched my vet do it, I've watched dozens of YouTube videos, and I've ...
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Where on a cat should one inject insulin?

I've taken care of two diabetic cats (for different friends). One told me to inject the insulin in the fleshy part of a rear leg; the other told me to inject in or near the scruff of the neck (the ...
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Are Burmese cats more prone to diabetes than other breeds?

I have a Burmese cat who was diagnosed with diabetes almost 10 years ago. Through twice daily insulin injections and a controlled diet, he is now almost 16 years old. I have been told that Burmese ...