Caturday – Exploring Diabetes Without Owls


This is Jasper, enjoying life again. Thursday we took him to the mobile vet bus to hopefully get him a shot for his dermatitis. They weighed him and we discovered that he had lost over a pound in six weeks. That’s not good, even for a big boy like Jasper. The vet ran a quick blood sugar test and we discovered his blood sugar was over 600. Yep, we have a diabetic cat.

So now I have a dozen syringes and insulin in the fridge. This photo was taken Friday afternoon just after his shot. He took the shot without complaint and he’s feeling pretty good about everything right now. He’ll go back to the vet next time they’re in town to get a new blood sugar check. Hopefully a daily dose will get him back on track and gaining weight. I know his attitude is better and that’s a good thing. We’ve got a preparation for the dermatitis and that pisses him off far more than the shot. I’m just glad he’s strong enough to get pissed at the little things.


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One Response to Caturday – Exploring Diabetes Without Owls

  1. Kathy W. says:

    Poor Jasper. 😦 Luckily he is in good hands! 🙂

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