animals diabetes

berrykins0
By berrykins0 Latest Reply 2011-08-29 08:15:37 -0500
Started 2011-08-25 19:04:42 -0500

has anyone ever had an animal with diabetes? i never have . just wondering.


12 replies

lilsista39
lilsista39 2011-08-28 22:53:09 -0500 Report

wow i thought i was the only one that had an animal with this problem my uboo hes a great dane with diabetes and is deaf from birth but i love him every bit of him 265 solid muscle he gets 2 shots a day of novolog I have to hide my chocolate i swear even though i do that he can smell it since he has been in my life it has never been the same like i have said i love all my kids and i have 8 but mu uboo hes my big baby
and he was the runt of the litter no bigger than the palm of my hand he was now look at him on his hind legs hes taller than my 17 yr old and hes 6 3 229

unforgivinman 13
unforgivinman 13 2011-08-28 19:44:23 -0500 Report

yep unfortunately they do among other illnesses we humans have i had cat named leroy who had diabetes as a kitten he got three shots he lived till he was12 great cat and his brother nick got epilipsey he was 14 when died they were great cats just like humans

SheliaDell
SheliaDell 2011-08-28 10:43:50 -0500 Report

Sadly, yes. My cat, Cocoa, was diagnosed diabetic in 1999, when she was twelve years old. The vet said injections would not work in her case, so we fed her special food. She lived for two more years, but developed kidney problems. Her kidneys began to shut down and of course, we had to put her to sleep. It was heart-breaking, and I still miss her and cry for her. She was our "baby".

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-08-28 18:26:45 -0500 Report

i'm a animal lover i understand how much you miss your cat.hard not to get attached to animals then let them go in the end of there life.

SheliaDell
SheliaDell 2011-08-28 19:37:48 -0500 Report

Thank you, berrykins…my heart goes out to all of the people who responded who have lost beloved pets, whether to diabetes or not. I'm sure you love your hampster very much. I don't know if they get diabetes…I hope not!

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-08-26 15:18:19 -0500 Report

I had a female bull dog named Sammy Jo and she was 10 yrs. old. She started going blind and we took her to the vet and discovered that she had diabetes. We had to start giving her shots. It was really too late though. She passed away a few days later. I was heart broken, she was a wonderful friend, I had her since she was 6 wks. old. She was very smart and spoiled rotten.

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-08-26 19:07:12 -0500 Report

sorry to hear it was to late to when you were told your dog had diabetes. it's always to get attached to animals . i own a hamster i get attached easliy to them. they stay so skinny cause they run on there wheel so much they are night animal like any other rodent.i don't think they can get diabetes that i know of.

Tluvtigger
Tluvtigger 2011-08-26 13:59:50 -0500 Report

Yes, my sisters cat has diabetes, and she has to give him insulin everyday, and he is on special diabetic food from the vets. I can't imagine giving my cat insulin. I can do it to myself, but I would find it hard. They ended up testing him because she noticed he was drinking a lot of water, and urinating a lot.