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Three months ago my cat was diagonosed w/diabetes. My Veterinary ordered Lantos to give him; he is also on Gabapentin. At first he was chasing his tail and pulling at fur on his side. So, off to the Vet we go and she puts him on Lantos. Also drinking a lot of water. Well, things were well and all of a sudden in December, he started doing the same things. Only this time he took a big chunk out of his side. I took him to the Vet; complained about his insulin; when I got this insulin in Oct. he did just fine; now, however, he has started chasing his tail, etc. The Vet told me his insulin was OK. When I questioned her about the looks of the insulin, which was cloudy at first, and is now clear, she said that it was fine. She also told me that he was 96 - not sure what that means. Now she wants to put him on Amitriptolyne (?), in addition to the insulin and Gabapentin. I really am at my wits end. Does this seem like the right thing to be done?

Please help me.

Appreciate anything you can tell me.

Muriel A. Hallett

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December 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM



Dear Muriel,

The blood glucose level is good so your veterinarian is telling you that the insulin is working. Diabetics can get neuropathy so that is probably while he is on the Gabapentin to dull the nerves. I would give Omega 3,6,9 to help the nerves. DIA-IONX might be helpful in reducing the symptoms of diabetes. Have you tried it?

Before adding on an anti-anxiety drug I would bring in a urine sample to have it checked for an infection. If there is a bladder infection he might bite at his side. PROBIOTICS are also valuable when you are giving drugs which can disrupt the intestinal flora; probiotics can help protect the intestinal flora, aid the digestion, and lessen the chances of developing a bladder infection.

What kind of food are you feeding? Are you giving supplements?

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 16, 2014 at 8:49 AM
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