I took my cat to the vet and he was diagnosed with diabetes. The vet did a Cystocentesis, CBC, Urinalysis, and a Serum chemistry - organ evaluation. They determined that his sugar count was 5 times the normal levels. They gave him an insulin shot (7 units), explained the treatment to me and sent us home to think about it. We came to the conclusion that it was just too expensive and we could not pay for insulin shots each day and the sugar studies every couple months.
However, that one insulin shot that the vet gave my cat seemed to make him feel better for about a month or so. Is it possible that we could make his life more bearable by giving him a monthly shot? I don't want to lose him, but don't want to see him suffer.
So my question:
Is there any other affordable treatment that we could give him to make his life better? And if not, when and how can we tell when he is truly suffering and should be put down?
If you are not going to treat your pet with insulin for the diabetes then at least if your pet is overweight put him on a high fiber, low calorie diet such as science diet w/d. When your pet stops eating and his qualitiy of life deminishes that will be the time. Good luck, vetcare