1. TiglathPileser

    TiglathPileser Member

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    tigglypuff.jpg Tiggs is fourteen years old, a cuddling fiend, and a sweet, fluffy baby who has never bitten, hissed, or swatted. He's a long haired beautiful orange tabby, potentially a Maine Coon x Siamese, based on his looks and body type. We adopted him off of Craigslist four years ago, and he has been a wonderful cat ever since.

    He started acting weird about a month ago, draining his gallon water dispenser daily, losing weight, and having pee 'accidents' all over the house. We took him to the vet after an initial run of antibiotics for a bladder infection, and they discovered he has diabetes.

    Right now, we are trying to get him to eat ANYTHING. He has Costco brand grain free Healthy Weight kibble we're slowly pulling him off of, and we roasted him chicken breast, cooked up some elk burger our room mate's dad gave us, and we purchased Natural Balance grain free high protein turkey, chicken, and guineafowl pate for him.

    I've even made a solution of raw egg, olive oil, and some of his pate which he takes from a 20ml medicine dropper syringe.

    He's lost five pounds, a third of his body weight. I am very worried! He is on three units of Lantus in the morning, two at night. This is an increase from his one and two, as his blood glucose is level but elevated.

    I love him dearly and he's such a great cat. I hope I can find help here.
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    Tiggs looks like a sweetie. :cat: You will find help and support here. Please post any specific questions you have on the Main Forum where they will get more attention.
     
  3. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    He sure looks like a sweetie. Is that a shaved leg I see?
    You're in the right place now, see you in the Main Forum.
     
  4. TiglathPileser

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    He's a great boy, and no, I think that's the wing of 'his' giant stuffed dragon that he sleeps on. They did trim his leg for his blood testing (poor bean!) but this is an older photo.
     
  5. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    We had a cat that slept on the dog's rubber chicken. The fun never ends.
     
  6. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!! Please post any specific concerns and questions on the main health forum. I don't use lantus, but from what I know you are supposed to try to dose it evenly.... I'm sure someone with more lantus experience can speak to that. Your baby is beautiful!
     
  7. TiglathPileser

    TiglathPileser Member

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    It isn't letting me post to the main forum, I'm not sure what to do.
     
  8. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    We have some over zealous spam filters. Lol. Try posting a shorter version of your post and see if it works
     
  9. TiglathPileser

    TiglathPileser Member

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    ah, thank you let me give that a shot!
     
  10. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    If it still doesn't work tell me and I'll start a thread for you
     
  11. TiglathPileser

    TiglathPileser Member

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    No dice. Still won't post a darn thing!
     
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  12. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Ok hang on.
     
  13. TiglathPileser

    TiglathPileser Member

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    Thank you. I'm not sure what's wrong, I even installed Chrome to see if a setting on FireFox ate it!
     
  14. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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  15. Noah & me (GA)

    Noah & me (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Did you go right to the bottom and "Start a new thread"? You can always copy/paste to Notepad and then copy/paste again or just tippy-type a new one. Eventually this thread will keep going down the list as new ones appear. Every time anyone replies to a thread it goes back to the top.
     

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