Feline diabetes symptoms often become apparent only after the disease has progressed. Feline diabetes is a fairly common condition in cats and insulin and a specially designed diabetic cat diet may be required for treatment.
Because feline diabetes symptoms may develop slowly over weeks, the condition can easily be overlooked or dismissed as an unimportant shift in behavior; close observation of your cat’s drinking, eating, urination and attitude will be needed to catch this serious illness early.
Feline diabetes symptoms include:
"Diabetes can be treated but is life-threatening if left alone. Early diagnosis and treatment by a qualified veterinarian can help, not only in preventing nerve damage, but in some cases, in cats, can even lead to remission" (1)
These symptoms can indicate a serious health risk for your cat. Do not hesitate to take your cat to the vet if you notice any of the feline diabetic symptoms mentioned above.
If feline diabetes symptoms are not detected, complications including malnutrition, dehydration and even death can occur. Feline diabetes is treatable if discovered early and can often be brought under control with a properly regulated diet and insulin injections. With treatment you can expect your cat to live a long and high quality life.
(1) Wikipedia (2010). Diabetes in cats. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_in_cats,