Find out during National Diabetes Awareness Month
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in people, and it is also common in cats. But signs of diabetes can be subtle, and cats have evolved an exceptional ability to hide signs of illness – a survival instinct that has helped them thrive, but may make it difficult for you to recognize your cat is sick before the disease has reached an advanced stage.
The good news about feline diabetes is there are signs you can learn to recognize, if you know what to look for.
Schedule an appointment for your cat if you see any of these signs:
- Increased thirst and drinking more water than usual
- Urinating more than usual. If you use clumping litter, you may notice more clumps or larger clumps than you normally see in the litter box.
- Increased appetite and eating more food than usual.
- Weight loss, even with increased food intake.
- Weakness in the back legs. You may notice your cat’s stance is different.