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Our 8 year old grey neutered male cat has skin lesions that seem to erupt out of his skin and become large, bleeding sores. He has been on Prednisolone for some time which has defnitely helped but he has recently become diabetic so I have had to reduce and finally wean him off the pred. I have him on Derma-ionx and have just ordered Dia-ionx but am very concerned as he is very unlike his normal self, depressed, eating some but not right. My vet has never seen anything like this and we are all very concerned!

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October 14, 2011 at 10:25 AM



It is possible that your cat needs a small dose of pred. Being totally off of it can be very difficult on them especially if they have had it for a long time. What are you feeding your cat? In the cat there are factors that help them to respond well to diabetic therapy. It is important to feed wet cat food and no dry food at all if possible and all foods including treats should consist of ingredients suitable for a diabetic. Sometimes using a grain-free diet is helpful for skin problems. In addition, I give digestive enzymes, probiotics and fish oil. Dia-IonX helps the body to better utilize the diet and supplements better for a synergistic effect for faster healing. It is also important to avoid giving water that contains chlorine and fluoride.

Exercise helps to move glucose from the bloodstream into the muscles, helping to regulate the blood sugar levels. Hopefully you can get your cat to play. Having a consistent schedule is necessary in good regulation.

Please let us know how you do or if you have any other questions. It is a bit more complicated because you have two problems to address simultaneously. If you can find a veterinary acupuncturist that could be helpful as well.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 15, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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