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What greater gift than the love of a cat? ​Charles Dickens​​

Help for your diabetic cat

Diabetic cats can live a long time with good quality of life, especially if you learn more about your cat's disease.

If your cat has been diagnosed with diabetes, we know you are concerned. While there is no cure, the disease can usually be managed quite well with the support of your veterinary team. Because this is a chronic disease, it can change over time, so your veterinary team will want to re-evaluate your cat often to avoid serious and potentially life-threatening complications.
 How do I know when cat health information online is reliable?
The Internet can be a great resource when you want to learn about a specific disease or health condition. But among the millions of websites that offer health-related information, there are many that present myths and half-truths as if they are facts.

Ask yourself these questions:
Where did this information come from?
How current is this information?
Who is responsible for the content?
Is the website trying to sell me a product or service?

Always check with your veterinarian before following advice on the Internet!​
Videos we recommend

Cat Healthy
- My diabetic cat video series

American Assoc. of Feline Practitioners
- Taking a blood sample from the ear vein

International Cat Care
- How to give your cat an insulin injection
- Home blood glucose testing for your cat

Cornell Feline Health Center
- Caring for your diabetic cat video series