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Giving Your Cat Insulin

Sunday, April 28, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Diabetes is common among cats and your feline friend can live a long life with this disease as long as you are dedicated to caring for her. It may seem a little scary administering insulin to your cat at the beginning but with some time and practice it will become part of a normal routine.

Cat Problems Advice .com has put together some steps to take when administering insulin to your cat.

Giving a Cat Insulin:

With your diabetic cat, it will be your responsibility to ensure that she receives the correct dosage of her insulin – two times per day. The amount of insulin that she will require will depend upon your diabetic cat’s individual condition. Most feline diabetes cats will need to receive between 3 and 5 units of insulin twice a day. It is very important that you establish a regular routine for giving your cat her insulin. When caring for a diabetic cat, she needs to receive insulin at twelve hour intervals. Most people that have diabetic cats will give their cat the insulin injection at the same time every morning and at the same time every evening, this helps to make sure you don’t forget. Set a routine and stick with it.

It isn’t at all difficult to learn about giving a cat insulin. The vet will help to walk you through the whole process, and supervise you to make sure you can manage.

You can use an orange for practicing on at first, until you feel comfortable about your technique. Normally the vet recommends the cat receives her injections between her shoulder blades, where you can “tent” up the skin to insert the needle.

Take your time always, and with patience and practice, your cat will hardly feel her insulin injections. And as a matter of fact, most feline diabetes cats know when it is getting close to insulin injection time and might actually remind you by meowing for it.

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