1. Em Ollie

    Em Ollie New Member

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    Sep 3, 2017
    Hey! I have a 5 year old domestic longhair named Boots, who was diagnosed with diabetes in May. He'd been showing signs for quite a bit before that, but we thought he just had an attitude :p (inappropriate elimination, etc.) He lost most muscle tone and strength in his hind legs, and walks similarly to a rabbit- however, his gait is improving! He's on Lantus, and we just recently switched his dose to 2 units twice a day. He eats Iams dry food, and we're switching him from Friskies Wet to Fancy Feast as of current.
    I'm a newbie here, but I'd love to get to know some people and get some support! <3
     
  2. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

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    May 18, 2016
    Welcome. You've come to the right place for support. Come on over and post in the Health Forum, telling us more about Boots.
    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/forums/feline-health-the-main-forum.28/

    Note: switching from dry food to low carb wet food can drop a cat up to 100 points, creating the need for a dosage change. If you haven't yet, it would be best if you start testing immediately. We can help you with that.
     
  3. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Jun 8, 2016
    Glad you're switching food! The iams is a no no.


    Add vitamin b 12 methylcobalamin to help with the neuropathy.


    Welcome
     
  4. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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  5. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Aug 17, 2016
    Welcome! Post any/all questions you have over on the main health forum where there's more traffic. :)
     
  6. Veronica & Babu-chiri

    Veronica & Babu-chiri Well-Known Member

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    Aug 5, 2016
    Hi and welcome!!

    Glad you are here, ask all you want, and since he's on lantus you may want to read the stickies on the Lantus/Levemir forum they have a lot of very useful information this is the link to the forum

    http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/forums/lantus-glargine-levemir-detemir.9/

    Also you may want to post there since there you'll find a lot of people with experience using Lantus

    Are you home testing?, if not since you are changing food and that can cause a big change in his numbers you should start doing it
     

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