Hello everyone, our diabetic 10 year old tom-cat has been in a second remission for a month now. Before that he was on insulin for two months and in a remission for almost a year. He started overgrooming almost 2 years ago, before he was diagnosed with diabetes. At the beginning it was unnoticeable, small area next to his private parts, but when the doctors shaved his belly to do ultrasound he started licking the whole belly, inner thighs, part of a ribcage on one side, soles of his paws!!! and a few lines along his paws. No fleas were ever found but the docs said it was flea allergy. Then they said it was psycho-somatic. Then they said it was an allergic reaction. We have just switched his food, previously he had been on raw chicken ever since he first went into remission (actually we are convinced that the chicken brought his sugar levels to normal). I've heard from a friend who has a female cat, that for her the problem was clogged anal glands! She was licking her belly and inner things and not her anal region. Nothing helped until one vet remembered to check her anal glands, and voilà! I checked our cats anal glands tonight and only his right one was impacted. Has anybody had similar experience? We are at our wits end. He's a lovely soul, our cat, and has been suffering a lot. Any help would be much appreciated!