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Sunday, March 21, 2010

TWO cats with diabetes ...


By now, efurryone knows that Feline American Pumpkin has diabetes an' is takin' injections of 5 ccs of insulin twice per day, but did you know that Cocoa Francis Puff is ALSO diabetic? Yep, he is ... an' he's takin' 2 ccs of insulin twice per day.

Mom an' Grandma picked up Puffy after his appointment with Dr. Hannigan an' she confirmed his diagnosis with a special glucose test. Puff isn't a big fan of the v-e-t an' really dislikes the stabby place. He's lost about two pounds in six weeks an' I can tell you that some of it was in pee 'cuz that dood was stinky!!!

Mom didn't like Puffy's aroma, so she an' Grandma used some Bed Head spray bath on him. They thought that they could avoid the mega-bitey that way, but he just got sticky an' foamy on his furs. So ... Mom an' Grandma gave him ... a bath. Yep. They hosed an' soaped an' hosed again. Puff was NOT happy an' tried to put the bitey on any pink skin near his teeth. He wasn't successful in puncturing any humans, but he did get clean. He smells much better now an' his furs aren't flaky like a pie crust.

Let's hope that the rest of the Feline Americans (an' me, too!) don't become diabetic cats.

16 comments:

Pablo said...

Oh, C.F. Puff! Sorry to hear your news. Hope your condition stabilises soon.

Parker said...

Oh we are so sorry - diabetes sux, Mommy has it and always worries that one of us will get it as well!

The Creek Cats said...

We are sorry to hear about both kitties having diabetes. That is no fun at all! We are glad it was caught so it can be managed!

The Whiskeratti said...

Ohhhh that is bad. But it's good that it's under control.

Daisy said...

Oh, I'm sorry Puffy got diabetes, too! I hope he does well now that he is on his medication!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh no! We are sorry to many of you now have to get special foods and shots!

Angel and Kirby said...

We are so sorry to hear Puffy got diabetes.

Jacqueline said...

We are so sorry to hear about your diabetes, Puff; hopefully, with your meds, everything will be ok...Try to be patient with your humans, this is hard for them too...xo...Calle,Halle,Sukki

Ginger Jasper said...

Thats not good news.. I am thinking of you and sending some hugs.. LOve GJ xx

muffinmidi said...

Poor Puffy. It must be awful to get shots efurryday. But my brother Muffin got shots twice a day. He learned that the insulin made him feel better, so he cooperated. He also got hugged and cuddled and got a treat. That helped too.

Purrs to everyone.
Raja

Ayla and Iza, said...

Aw, Puff, that is so sad. More stabbies! But at least ya will start feelin better soon...

sanjeet said...

, I'm sorry Puffy got diabetes, too! I hope he does well now that he is on his medication!
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Mr. Hendrix said...

Just checking in to see how the treatments are going for Cocoa. purrrrrrrs

DaisyMae Maus said...

Cocoa's doing pretty good. He's adjustin' to the insulin shots an' has lost a little more weight (his flab skirt rocks now instead of just jigglin'!).
DMM

Lynx217 said...

We understand completely. Nimbus was diagnosed a year ago December and will get usually somewhere between 2-4 units of insulin twice a day. Mom's curious what insulin you're using... Nimbus is on Lantus... Best of everything life has to offer to both of you kitties, and hope for a long, normal healthy life for you!

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