? 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

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    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

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    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

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

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