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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
Category: Vet
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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Our cat was diagnosed with diabetes and elevated glucose

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Hi our cat was diagnosed with diabetes and elevated glucose (kidneys) treatment is 2 ius of caninsulin every 12 hrs hes had 2 injections but hes not eating much so it's hard to give insulin. We have put down wet food but still not much eaten. Is there anything we can do as hes lethargic and continually drinking. We gave him 2 iu this morning and since he had not eaten much only gave him 1iu tonight. Please can you advise thanks Clare
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the cat will be able to digest that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Pharaoh and we have been at lorna grays in uddingston
Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pharaoh?
Customer: There has been a big change hes alot more lethargic
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Vet
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Hes drinking so much more and eating less
Expert:  Linda Simon replied 8 days ago.
Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda.
Is his diabetes currently stable or was he recently diagnosed?
Has he had recent blood and urine tests to check for e.g. infections (which are common in diabetics)?
What do you mean by elevated glucose (kidneys)? Does he have chronic kidney disease? If so, do we know what stage?
Any additional symptoms e.g. vomiting, diarrhoea, coughing, weight loss?
Expert:  Linda Simon replied 5 days ago.

Hello, were you able to see my questions? How is Pharaoh getting on?