Sweet diabetic cat Missy has less than a week to live. Missy’s human father is moving into a new house with her step-mom on March 13, and unfortunately, Missy’s step mom is severely allergic to cats. The poor humans really want to make it work but the allergies are just too much.
Missy has a brother who has been adopted, but the challenges of a diabetic cat have made it impossible for Missy to find a new home.
Missy has been with her human for nine years, and she is 11 years old. She is very sweet, and has always been an indoor cat. She isn’t up to date on her shots, but when she is adopted, that will be taken care of.
I am jealous of Missy’s blood sugar readings. She gets two units of Prozinc per dose, and her blood sugar levels are in the high double digits to the low 100s. She is being fed Hills prescription dry food and she is very enthusiastic about eating it. Missy is a good candidate to go off insulin at some point, with a low carbohydrate diet. And this diabetic cat is not used to home testing, so it’s something that she’ll have to be eased into.
Not surprisingly, as a senior cat, diabetes isn’t Missy’s only health problem. She has tartar and gingivitis. She was initially diagnosed as a diabetic cat because she went outside the litter box, and she was treated for a urinary tract infection.
This sweet girl also had a cyst removed from her tail. It was lanced and drained, and then an antibiotic shot was administered as a precaution. The vet’s records warn that it may come back, and that may require amputation of the tail due to the size of the cyst.
Missy’s human says that this sweet diabetic cat isn’t a lap cat, but she seeks affection. Don’t give this girl a bath, because that is when she will show you her claws. I am a bengal cat, and like water more than most cats. But if my human, who I love, ever tried to give me a bath, well, let’s just say he’d have to make sure he wasn’t testing human blood when he gives me ear sticks for a while.
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