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  1. amilli611

    amilli611 New Member

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    Hello! My name is Andi and my cat man is Mac. He is 9 and was diagnosed about a month ago. I am frustrated because of his insulin levels and the behavior that isn't changing (thought I know it's not his fault). He is urinating next to and near the litter box, but mostly not in it. I rent my house and because of that, we are close to needing to find him a new home if he continues urinating where he isn't supposed to. In addition, he was put on lantus which start at 1 unit twice a day and now we are up to 4 in the morning and 3 in the evening. The cost is quickly increasing and becoming an issue. We don't want to lose our boy, but we are at a struggling point and don't know what to do. I w as told I should join this message board for advice, so I'm hoping to learn from everyone and find a way to make him feel better.
     
  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Uncontrolled diabetics pee a lot and it can lead to this sort of behaviour. Many people cover the area around the litter box with puppy training pads or similar.

    One unit twice a day is the usual starting dose for Lantus. Your kitty's dose has been raised too high too quickly. We recommend increases of only 0.25 units at a time.

    Welcome to the best place for help! Please post on the main health forum about these concerns and anything else you want to ask. You'll get much more attention there. :)
     
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  3. CatMamaG

    CatMamaG Member

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    Welcome! There are a lot of people with a lot of knowledge here. Please continue to post questions, and hopefully there will be people here with ideas that will work. :) It's so frustrating, but our sugar babies really need us!
     
  4. TempestsMum

    TempestsMum Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome Mac and Andi! As everyone else has said you are in the right place, get posting on the main forums and more people will see your questions and offer suggestions for you. :)
     
  5. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Andi and Mac! :bighug:
    Come on over to Main Health so we can help Mac feel better and offer you our advice :cat:
     
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