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Online Journal of Veterinary Research©

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994
ISSN 1328-925X


Volume 27 (9): 528-530, 2023.

Diabetes mellitus in a young cat and clinical management


Pothiappan P,Parthiban S.


Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli, India.




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.