The rise of feline diabetes is an issue all pet parents need to be paying attention to.
Diabetes is when a cat’s blood sugar levels are too high because their pancreas isn’t producing enough of the hormone insulin, or their body isn’t able to use it properly.
Insulin helps absorb glucose (sugar) from food into the bloodstream, transporting it to a cat’s cells for them to use as energy.
An inadequate amount of insulin and these cells are starved of this energy, leading to diabetic symptoms that will gradually develop over time.
If treatment for diabetes is not carried out at an early stage, your cat could become extremely poorly.