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Do cats get diabetic neuropathy?

Smartliving Guest asked this
March 27, 2010 at 12:46 PM



Dear Joanne,

Cats with diabetes can show signs of weakness and depression. Usually one is concerned with regulating diabetes to avoid the complications of diabetes, such as kidney damage and cataract formation. The high sugar levels can cause swelling and damage to these tissues. As for the weakness, it would involve the nerves, but I have never heard it described as neuropathy. If I saw a diabetic cat chewing on its paws, I would think it was having sensations. Do you have a cat with diabetes?

Best wishes,
Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 29, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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