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  1. Em Ollie

    Em Ollie New Member

    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

    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.

    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

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

    Add vitamin b 12 methylcobalamin to help with the neuropathy.

  4. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
  5. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    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

    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

    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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