? Elder cat diagnosed month ago-been gaining weight/bloated stomach

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by AzChic70, May 16, 2018.

  1. AzChic70

    AzChic70 New Member

    May 11, 2018
    I posted about my 16 yr old cat Blackie recently with gaining weight after starting insulin on April 26.
    He's always been around 10 lbs and when I took him into the vet for a bladder infection (April 16), he was 9 lbs 2 oz.
    Doctor noticed high glucose in urine, brought him back 10 days later to be tested for diabetes.
    That day he started his shots.

    I have noticed consistent weight gain ever since. A few days ago he was 10 lbs 14 oz.
    A few days ago I noticed he's been having incontinence and then noticed his stomach seems a bit large and sort of firm.
    He is acting as normal as can be, using the litter box and eating.

    The doctor is out of town tomorrow so I have an appt for Blackie Friday morning.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
  2. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    I don’t think this is diabetes related. Gaining weight, yes, but not firm belly. Acre you sure he’s not constipated? It’s good he’s acting normal.
  3. AzChic70

    AzChic70 New Member

    May 11, 2018
    He's had bowel movements, but not very large.
    He has an appt tomorrow morning.

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