August 2016

Sugar and Spice might not be Nice.... Diabetes and Cats

I am always concerned when an owner tells me their cat "drinks and urinates well" as this can be a 'red flag' that there is an underlying medical issue.  The most common causes in older cats are kidney failure, hyperthyroidism, diabetes or an infection in the urinary system.  Younger cats are more prone to urinary tract infections and/or crystals in the urine causing this although we do still see some with kidney failure or diabetes.   Less commonly, liver issues may cause these symptoms.