Can cats get diabetes?

Cats can get diabetes, just like humans. Males are more prone than female, but both genders can be affected.

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The treatment will vary from cat to cat, depending on how severe the situation is, but can include things like insulin and a change of diet. The sooner your cat is treated, the better.

Keep your eyes open for the following signs:

  1. Increased urination or going outside the box
  2. Increased thirst
  3. Increased appetite
  4. Weight loss
  5. Disheveled appearance
  6. Weak legs and/or general fatigue
  7. Sweet-smelling breath

Many of these signs can be seen in other diseases as well. If you note any of them, contact your veterinarian.

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