Understanding Feline Diabetes

Posted by Roses on January 4, 2010
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There are two types of Feline Diabetes Mellitus. They are: When there is less creation of insulin inside the body and When the body can’t manage the body’s cell in a proper way.

Though this disease can occur in any cat of any age group but it is more prevalent among the older cats and the male gender.

Diabetes can also take place due to drug intake or illness which damages the original emission of insulin or the tissues that gets affected.

The Signs and Symptoms of Feline Diabetes:

1. When the amount of urine and thirst increases.
2. When the body can’t manage glucose it looses weight.
3. Nausea feeling.
4. Not feeling hungry.
5. Feeling weak
6. The skin gets bad
7. Problem in breathing
8. Lack of fluid

Diagnosis of the Disease:

At first cats suffering from this disease will be tested for the level of sugar in both blood and urine. This is done to check the increase of blood glucose level in the body.

Treatment of the Disease:

1. Control …

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All About Catnip And Cats

Posted by Roses on November 26, 2009
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Ever wonder about the effects catnip has on some cats and whether or not the tempting treat is harmful for your pet? Research has shown only about half to two-thirds of felines have a reaction to catnip while it has no affect whatsoever on the rest of the population. That is because the gene responsible for the reaction is inherited and not all cats possess it to pass it on to their offspring.

Many pet owners enjoy watching their cat’s natural high after ingesting or sniffing catnip. The reactions vary from rolling around on the floor, excessive pawing and uncontrolled friskiness. This behavior will last anywhere from five to fifteen minutes before wearing off. It is extremely rare for a cat to have a negative reaction, however, there are some cats who become aggressive and will fight after their exposure to catnip.

If you are unsure of your pet’s reaction, it is recommended you try a small amount on the animal in an isolated area to gage their reaction. Though part of the reason for

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