Tales from the Litter Box
It is not uncommon for cat owners to me for what they believe is a bladder infection. The cat is either flooding out the litter box or urinating all over the house. All they want is a prescription for some antibiotics. It is also not uncommon that they get a bit miffed when I explain that I need to have them bring their kitty in for an examination. I listen, I look, I feel their cats all over. I explain that I need to run some blood and urine tests to rule in or out other possible causes of what they are seeing. The answer is sometimes diabetes mellitus.
My guest today is Dr. Richard Edling. He is a professional services veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim pharmaceutical company. We will be chatting about what is diabetes mellitus. Why cats seem to be falling victim to this disease in greater numbers. How it is treated and what can you do to decrease the chances that your cat will become a diabetes statistic.
Questions or comments? Email Dr. Cruz at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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