Discussion in 'Feline Health - (Welcome & Main Forum)' started by Camille and Cyclone, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Camille and Cyclone

    Camille and Cyclone Member

    Dec 29, 2009


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  2. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2016
  3. Tina Marie and Jan

    Tina Marie and Jan Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2019
    Congratulations Jennifer and Simba!!!! Simba is so beautiful - so happy for him to join the :otj: club!!
    Beautiful video Camille, as always, so well done and treasured by the beans.

    Party party:D:D:D
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  4. Briere Fur Mom

    Briere Fur Mom Member

    Sep 19, 2019
    Wooohooo WTG Simba!!! You made it. May your stay at the falls be permanent and filled with kitty fun!:D:joyful::woot::otj::otj::otj:
    Have a wonderful day Jennifer!!!:):bighug:
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  5. Juls and Billy

    Juls and Billy Member

    Dec 28, 2019
    Wonderful news! Huzzah for Simba! May you have a long, healthy, and juice-free life!
  6. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    Well done Simba !!!!!!
  7. Sarah&Soph

    Sarah&Soph Member

    Jun 18, 2019
    Yay Simba!! :cat::cat:
  8. Deb & Wink

    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Congratulations Simba and Jennifer. It takes a special person to take on a special needs cat.
    OTJ day 14 no juice cat.jpg
    Here are some tips to stay OTJ (off-the-juice, insulin being the juice)
    1. Never feed dry - not even treats. If you change wet food types, be 100% sure the new food is also low carb and same low carb % as your current food. Some cats are very carb sensitive and an increase from 3-6% to 8-10% can spike the BG’s. Don’t feed if you aren’t sure!
    2. Weigh every 2 weeks to 1 month to watch for weight changes. Too much of a weight gain can cause loss of remission. Too much of a weight loss alerts you to other issues, such as hyperthyroidism.
    3. Measure blood once a week, indefinitely if possible. You want to catch a relapse quickly. Some people only do checks every 2 weeks to a month. BG checks can sometimes alert you to other issues.
    4. No steroids or oral meds with sugar - remind your vet whenever giving you any medication. Always double check. (Steroids may be needed for other medical issues. But remind your vet your cat is a diabetic, diet controlled.)
    5. Monitor food intake, peeing and drinking. If increasing, a sign of losing remission. Or another medical condition like Hyper-T or kidney disease.
    6. Regular vet checks for infection such as dental , ear or UTI. And get them treated quickly!

    If your cat does fall out of remission you need to be more aggressive and resolve issues/ back on insulin as soon as possible as the window for a second remission is tight if any. Pancreatitis, hyperthyroid, dental issues are the most common reasons cats fall out of remission.

    Treasure every day with Simba.
  9. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Congratulations Jennifer and Simba!
    Great video Camille.
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  10. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2014
    Way to go Simba!
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  11. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    Congratulations Jennifer and Simba. Way to go!
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  12. Jennifer R.

    Jennifer R. Member

    Dec 20, 2019
  13. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2017
    Always nice to see another member 'leaving' to celebrate OTJ! Don't be a stranger! Stop by and see us all some time :)

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  14. Jennifer R.

    Jennifer R. Member

    Dec 20, 2019
    Thank you! Do I need to monitor ketones as well? Is the AM time the best time to test blood sugar?
  15. Deb & Wink

    Deb & Wink Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    I kind of did random BG checks. Not just AM or PM but sometimes in the middle of the cycle. And if he looked a bit off, I'd test my cat. Caught some UTI's that way.

    Monitoring for Ketones after OTJ? Good question. Don't know. You should ask that question over on the Lantus forum. When you find out, let me know.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
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  16. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2019
  17. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Neither my Dulce who went off Levemir about 2 1/2 years ago and Nala 13 months ago are listed.
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  18. AmandaE

    AmandaE Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2019
    Oh awesome! Congrats Jennifer and simba!!
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  19. Si am cat mom

    Si am cat mom Member

    Nov 11, 2019
    Awesome!!! Congrats for Simba! Good work helping your little furbaby get :otj:
    What's also awesome is I keep hearing the theme song from the Lion King in my head reading this post !!!
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  20. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    This is wonderful news!
    One of the quickest OTJ kitties I’ve seen!! Great video @Camille and Cyclone .. thank you!
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  21. Cinnie Cole

    Cinnie Cole Member

    Jun 1, 2019
    Hooray for Simba! :otj::bighug::D
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  22. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013
    No, not really...but if he seems to be off for any reason, it sure won't hurt to check!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! So happy for you and Simba!!
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