What Happens If Cat Diabetes Is Untreated?

What Happens If Cat Diabetes Is Untreated?

It requires a lifelong, daily commitment, but it’s something that can be done.

Q: What does it cost to care for a diabetic cat?

A: Most clients probably spend about $20-$30 a month on insulin, syringes, and other supplies.

It’s not terribly expensive once it’s being managed.

How much does it cost to treat a cat with diabetes?

Typical Cat Insulin Costs

Your cat’s insulin can cost anywhere from $30-$150. The price will vary depending on if you decide to buy from your veterinarian, from an internet retailer, or using a pharmacy benefits plan. The price will also depend on whether you purchase a brand name or generic drug.

How Long Can cats live with diabetes?

80-95% of diabetic cats experience something similar to type-2 diabetes, but are generally severely insulin-dependent by the time symptoms are diagnosed. The condition is treatable, and treated properly, the cat can experience a normal life expectancy.

How can you tell if your cat has diabetes?

Consult your veterinarian if you see any of the 7 common signs of diabetes in cats:

  • Increased Thirst and Urination.
  • Inappropriate Elimination.
  • Change in Appetite.
  • Weight Loss.
  • Decreased Activity or Weakness.
  • Change in Gait.
  • Vomiting.

Can cats recover from diabetes?

Diabetes Mellitus in Cats

Obese, middle-aged indoor male cats are most likely to develop diabetes, but it can happen to any cat at almost any age. There is the possibility that your cat will not need life-long insulin therapy, especially if diagnosed early and the blood sugar is stabilized quickly.

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