One of the cats featured in The Love Blog’s blogathon back in July is a cute black and white male with the unlikely name of Trouble. Having only known him since the spring myself, I know him as a friendly, active cutie. People who knew him a few years ago are bound to have a rather different picture: an overweight diabetic needing insulin shots two times a day.
I don’t know a great deal about feline diabetes, but according to information provided by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, “… some diabetic cats may lose the need for insulin, months or years after diagnosis. If diabetes has resulted from obesity, it is likely to improve a great deal-or even completely resolve-once the cat’s weight is under control.”
The post on The Love Blog ended with the good news that as Trouble became more active and lost weight, his insulin dose could indeed be reduced until he no longer required it at all. Not only did this make for a much happier, healthier cat, but it gave Trouble a much better chance of being adopted.
I would like to end my post with more good news: last month Trouble was indeed adopted by a very nice couple in Richmond and is by all accounts doing well in his new home.