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Volume 27 (9): 528-530, 2023.
Diabetes mellitus in a young cat and clinical management
Pothiappan P,† Parthiban S.
Pothiappan P,† Parthiban S., Diabetes mellitus in young cat and clinical management, Onl J Vet Res.,† 27 (9): 528-530, 2023. Diabetes mellitus insulin deficiency in cats causes inability of tissues to access glucose but is very rare in young cats. A 6 month 2.5kg female cat presented with polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, cachexia and 38.5oc with congested conjunctival mucus membranes. Hematology yielded hemoglobin 7.2gm% white cells 12,500/mm, neutrophils 60% and lymphocytes 40%, fasting hyperglycemia 415mg% and urine positive for glucose (+++) by Benedictís qualitative test. The case was diagnosed as Juvenile diabetes mellitus and treated with insulin 0.5U/kg subcutaneously. The animal showed clinical improvement a week after the start of treatment and the owner was advised to continue the treatment further.
Key Words: Young cat, diabetes, management, treatment.