Question by Jennifer S: Anyone have advice or stories on feline diabetes?
My 13 yr. old cat just got diagnosed with feline diabetes. I am a bit overwhelmed by the responsibilities and the costs. If anyone has any of their own stories they could share or advice it would really help. Thanks!
Answer by Anthony
It is a decision you will have to ultimately make yourself. I had a cat while growing up, a shorthair tabby, which was diagnosed with diabetes around the same age. We gave him insulin shots for about 2-years, and he finally passed away. We loved him, and all his brothers and sisters (9 cats in house + shepard), and figured it was worth the extra effort for a family member.
Your cat will probably live another 2-3 years, as average lifespan is about 15. It’s up to you. Sorry couldn’t be more helpful.
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