do cats eat non-stop when BG drops fast??

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Sylvie, Feb 9, 2018.

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  1. Sylvie

    Sylvie Member

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    today i noticed my Tux constantly going to food bowls since about an hr after his injection and he seem a bit too restless as well. he had a slightly higher than normal BG this morning (still under 200) so at first i thought maybe why he is eating more because of that but, i decided to check his BG early even though it was only 2hrs after injection. his BG was 60 and retest 67 (with FS strips that currently average 5 off AT results), retested again 15mins later with AT strip and it was 72.. Got BG up to 84-F with cleanprotein fry food but, he is still eating the wetfood in bowls like he hasn't eating in days.. New to such low numbers, so wondering if constantly eating is a normal occurrence when their BG drops too fast or get close-to-hypo levels?? tried to look it up but, all i find is for high BG overeating..
     
  2. Tracey&Jones

    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

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    I found with Jones if he was dropping fast or into "new " low numbers he ate like crazy. It is usually my first visual clue something is up.
     
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  3. Sylvie

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    thanks, glad to hear this, it definitely will be helpful for me in future to catch extra low numbers again before it is too late if this is a normal occurrence..
     
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    Tracey&Jones Well-Known Member

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    Yep, when I see him go to his bowl every 5 minutes and I am around the +1 area - I test to make sure. Like you said - verify and add in some LC/MC before you need to bring out the karo.
     
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  5. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Squallie will invariably start looking for more food if he is dropping too low. When he starts begging and scrounging, I know it's time to test him!
     
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  6. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

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    That's his body's natural response to dropping or low BG - it tells him to find food to fix it. It's nice when you know they'll eat when they need to bring up numbers - makes it less likely to struggle raising it.

    HUGS! Good catch!
     
  7. Sylvie

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    didn't know that, what amazing little bodies they have!
    thank you for the virtual hug, i am so thankful i did catch it in time..
     
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