Bandit is scheduled for a dental (her very first ever!) on Wednesday morning at 11am. Currently, her shot times are 7am/7pm. The vet has asked me to withhold food from 12 hours before. When I asked her if there is any concession for diabetics, she said not really, but the 12 hours could be relaxed to 10 hours. The AAHA guidelines recommend withholding food 2-4 hours prior for diabetics and even to give a 1/2 the insulin dose in the morning before the surgery! For cats with a "History of, or at risk for, regurgitation", they recommend withholding food for 6-12 hours. This is Bandit's first dental and I wish to err on the side of caution. I do not know whether there is a risk of regurgitation with her. I also do not want to risk a hypo event by giving her her shot in the morning. So I'm thinking I will move her shots forward starting today so that I shoot her at 6pm the evening before the dental. That way, even by my vet's requirement of 10 hours fasting, I can feed her till +7 the night before. Could someone help me with with what is the minimum time one should fast diabetic cats before general anesthesia? Thank you!