Complications Of Feline Diabetes

Long-term, diabetic pets are at risk for a number of related conditions including hind leg neuropathy (dropped hocks), diabetic ketoacidosis, and urinary tract infections. Diabetic ketoacidosis is more likely to occur in pets that become sick, miss their insulin shots, and who are not receiving an adequate dose of insulin. Sick diabetic pets benefit from prompt hospitalization so that they can receive the insulin they require to control their glucose levels and prevent ketone formation.