Remedies for Symptoms of Diabetes & Pancreatitis in Cats
Symptoms of Cat Diabetes & Pancreatitis
Just like us, cats can be affected by type I or type II diabetes. Type I diabetes (also known as insulin-dependent diabetes or diabetes mellitus) occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce the insulin the body needs to efficiently process carbohydrates.
In type II diabetes, beta cells become insulin-resistant and dysfunctional but are not permanently destroyed, as in type I diabetes. Type II is the most common form of cat diabetes and symptoms can be attributed to being overweight and inactive. For this reason, dietary changes and weight control are often part of vet-recommended treatments for diabetes in cats.
How Do NHV Supplements Help with Diabetes in Cats
The powerful, holistic supplements by NHV Natural Pet make a great addition to vet-prescribed treatments in holistically supporting your cat with diabetes.
The main natural remedy for diabetes in cats is NHV Mellit, a gentle herbal formula that helps control blood sugar levels and strengthens and protects other organs from the serious imbalances that are triggered throughout the body due to diabetes.
Symptoms of Diabetes in Cats
Diabetes can develop gradually and the initial signs may not be noticeable at first.
- Increased drinking & urination
- Weight loss despite a good or increased appetite
- Recurrent infections
- Enlarged liver
- Poor coat condition
- Back legs may become weak; gait may become stilted or wobbly
- Thinning of the skin
The inability of the body to metabolize carbohydrates causes insulin resistance or deficiency. Without insulin, sugar accumulates in the blood and is released through urine. You may see your cat drinking more often, or urinating more often. Deprivation of sugar to the brain may cause them to be constantly hungry, though they could even lose weight due to improper use of nutrients from their diet. Be sure to watch for infections of the bladder, kidney, and skin, another symptom of diabetes in cats.
Diet is a critical component of vet-prescribed cat diabetes treatment. In fact, some insulin-dependent cats have been able to stop taking insulin after changing to a low carbohydrate diet. It is important that you never diagnose your cat yourself or stop the administration of insulin without first consulting your vet.
In addition to the prescribed treatment by your vet, the all-natural supplements formulated by NHV can help holistically support your cat. Visit our vet talks blog to learn more about diabetes in pets.