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cat diabetes

Diabetes in cats can be genetic or the result of other underlying health conditions. It happens if the insulin produced by your body is ineffective or it is not producing enough for proper function.

Other factors that can contribute to diabetes are poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and weight gain.

Your cat may be experiencing weight loss, increased appetite, excessive drinking, and increased urination, symptoms that may not be obvious immediately, however. A vet can monitor your cat’s blood or urine to check for diabetes.

The main symptoms are increased thirst and increased urination. And while we do see it in cats with appropriate body weight, it’s more common in obese cats. Some cats with diabetes have a ravenous appetite because their bodies cannot use the fuel supplied in their diet.