Your Pets

By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2014-07-13 13:59:16 -0500
Started 2014-07-12 21:23:39 -0500

How can you explain to your pets that you are diabetic? Either Type 1, or 2. I am very sure that my cat hears my talking meter everyday though. But the thing is, that she bites my legs, and it sometimes bleeds. I don't want them to be scared up. I love my cat so much, but I want her to understand that she needs to be careful with me, and my skin.

4 replies

Irish1951 2014-07-13 13:59:16 -0500 Report

I have had cats for most of my life and the best training tool I have found is a squirt gun/spray bottle. The minute they display negative behavior they get wet. Works very well. After a short time, the sound of the water as I shake the bottle stops them cold.

GabbyPA 2014-07-13 09:02:59 -0500 Report

Is it the talking meter that freaks her out and makes her bite you?

Diabetic or not, I would not want my pet biting me or scratching me up. As hantuni says, it's training. I am not so good on how to train your cat. I have dogs. Maybe your vet can help you with some ideas on how to make her stop biting you.

hantuni 2014-07-13 02:17:30 -0500 Report

I think it's more training your cat needs, an animal shouldn't just bite for no reason! Try giving treats when they pass and don't hurt you and not giving them when they do.

Difficult situation but if the cat doesn't understand not to bite you then I doubt it will understand diabetes

I think the dogs that do it are trained from a young age too?