Would sedative decrease glucose level?

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Amanda Whitehead, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Amanda Whitehead

    Amanda Whitehead Member

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    Hi all
    My cat had an ultrasound yesterday and he was sedated. I would have thought the stress would have increased his glucose levels, instead they have decreased. It might be coincidence but first time in about 2 weeks he's down in the 200s. I increased his dose to 2 units 4 days ago so could it just be that has now kicked in?

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  2. Lillie

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    Since stress can raise a cat's glucose I imagine that a sedative could possibly decrease it. Was the sedative a long lasting one? My cats' glucose goes sky high during a stressful vet visit but then goes way down after he comes home and is relaxed.
     
  3. Amanda Whitehead

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    I'm not sure whether it was long lasting but 12hrs after he was still acting drugged up practically swimming in his water bowl :cat:. Maybe it has made him relaxed and that's why his levels have gone down like you say. I'm happy if the level stays lower as haven't got it down lower than 300's for a while.
     
  4. Lillie

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    I've had several vet specialists tell me how much a cat's glucose can change due to stress, etc. They all feel they would rather regulate diabetes in dogs due to the difference in cats metabolism and how quickly it can change compared to canines. Maybe one of the experts here can tell you if the increase in insulin has kicked in yet from four days ago. ? Either way it looks good if his numbers have come down! Maybe we should put them all on anti anxiety meds?! Just kidding- we all know how 'excitable' cats can get over pretty much nothing sometimes. Ha Such sensitive creatures they are.
     
  5. Amanda Whitehead

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    Yes I'm pleased his number is down but don't want to get my hopes up if it's just because of the sedative. I think they need anxiety meds like you say they are very sensitive ha ha!
     
  6. Meya14

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    Did they give him an IV or any fluids during the procedure? Fluids can make the BS lower temporarily.
     
  7. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    Many members have found that their cats BGs go down following sedation. It might be a combo of the increase and the anesthesia.

    Sending vines for a good biopsy result.
     
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  8. Amanda Whitehead

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    I'm not sure what they gave him. His levels are high again so must have been something he was given lowered his levels.
     

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