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What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels In Cats?

Sunday, October 1, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Blood sugar levels in cats are similar to that of humans. Cats are prone to diabetes and owner should look for the following symptoms indicating hyperglycemia.

  • Increased thirst
  • More frequent urination
  • Restlessness
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Oily or dry skin and poor coat condition

The normal glucose levels in cats are between 80 and 120 mg/dL or 4.4 to 6.6.┬áThese levels may vary according to the age and the breed of the cat. The results immediately after a meal may be higher and they may drop if the cat hasn’t eaten for a long time, so the test should be performed two to four hours after a meal.
A cat that is over excited (due to the car ride or the trip to the vet) may also have high glucose levels, but this is only a temporary condition. Consequently, the cat should get two tests for more conclusive results.

Luckily my ┬ácat Molly doesn’t have diabetes at this time. We are treating her for Hyperthyroidism and Kidney disease.

This data was provided by Vetinfo.

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