My cat appears to have diabetes, walking on the hocks, he will not urinate regularly. When I notice no urine after an evening, he will have an “attack” that looks like a seizure and while flipping around on the floor trying to bite at his lower body he will urinate. I’ve kept him in the bathroom to make it easier to clean up after this. Is he beyond help? Thanks for your help!
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. If you suspect your cat is diabetic you need to immediately take him to your vet to have his glucose checked. If he is truly diabetic then he must be placed on insulin. Without insulin your cat can develop diabetic ketoacidosis or coma.
The supplements can help your cats over all health but will not take the place of insulin. You may also offer GlucoEnsure by PetAlive to help improve sensitivity to insulin.
I cannot comment on the “attack” without an actual physical exam and observing the attack itself. Also, without a blood test I would not know if it related to his having diabetes or a separate issue all together. Your vet should be able to give you answers with further testing.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA