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Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Louise Amorelli, Dec 3, 2019 at 7:32 PM.

  1. Louise Amorelli

    Louise Amorelli New Member

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    My cat will not eat and her BG is 375. I offered her her "forbidden" food and she only licked it. It is currently 830pm here. She did eat breakfast and lunch and took her morning insulin. Not sure if I should wait overnight to see if she will eat. Should I withhold her PM insulin? How long should i wait before taking her to the vet/emergency if she is not eating??
     
  2. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

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    What type of insulin are you using? How much?

    Has she eaten earlier today?
     
  3. Louise Amorelli

    Louise Amorelli New Member

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    She is on prozinc 1 unit. She eats three times a day and ate breakfast and lunch and did get her AM insulin. She is listless, has a watery eye and is swallowing frequently.
     
  4. Christie & Maverick

    Christie & Maverick Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry, I don't know anything about Prozinc, so I can't offer advice on dosing, but the swallowing frequently may be a sign of nausea which could explain why she isn't interested in eating at the moment. Could you perhaps try a few things on this list which might encourage her to eat?

    How to stimulate a kitty's appetite

    Ideally you usually don't want to go longer than around 24 hours without the kitty eating.
     
  5. Louise Amorelli

    Louise Amorelli New Member

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    Thank you! Should i give her any insulin if she is not eating? How long should i wait before taking her to the vet/emergency?
     
  6. Christie & Maverick

    Christie & Maverick Well-Known Member

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    I wish I knew more about the insulin, I really don't know if you should give any...I'm quickly trying to read the Prozinc forum info. Are you able to test for ketones? How is she acting otherwise?
     
  7. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

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    With her in the high 300's, I'd go ahead and give her a smaller dose of insulin and test at least a few times over the next few hours (maybe more IF necessary)

    How do you feel about .5 ?

    If she's still not eating by morning, or takes a sudden turn for the worse, she needs to be seen at the vet.

    You should be testing for ketones too
     
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  8. Louise Amorelli

    Louise Amorelli New Member

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    She is sleeping and tired, has a watery eye and kept swallowing frequently. I do have strips for ketone testing...I am waiting for her to go to the litter and will test.
     
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  9. Louise Amorelli

    Louise Amorelli New Member

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    I do test for ketones from time to time. Do u think the .5 will make her BG too low? I would not think not. I am going to take her to the vet/emergency tomorrow if she still doesn't eat. Thanks!
     
  10. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

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    There's no way to know so it'll be important for you to keep testing for awhile tonight.

    Once you have a few minutes, we need you to set up your signature (the information you see under all our comments) and if you haven't already started one, get a spreadsheet going. We really depend on our spreadsheet to give you the best advice possible.

    To do your Signature, click on your sign on name (top right) and choose "Signature". A new box will pop up for you to enter info like:

    Your name/cat's name, age, sex, date of diagnosis, type of insulin, type of meter, type of food, any other health issues or meds? and a general location. Once you have your spreadsheet set up, you'd add the link to it too.

    Here's the info on Setting up the FDMB spreadsheet
     
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  11. Louise Amorelli

    Louise Amorelli New Member

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    Thanks!
     

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