Diabetic Neuropathy in Somali Cats

Diabetic Neuropathy in Somali Cats

If your Somali cat has been diagnosed with feline diabetes then you may want to talk to your vet about additional illnesses that could occur as a result of diabetes. For instance, some vets have reported that cats with diabetes are prone to visible nerve problems. An example would be cats that start walking on their hocks. The hocks are located on the back of the cat’s legs. A cat will typically walk on his “toes.” However, cats that have not undergone treatment for diabetes often develop a condition called diabetic neuropathy which can cause nerve damage to cats. This is when the cat will go from walking on his toes to walking on his hocks, which gives him the appearance of walking flat-footed. Although this can be severe, there is treatment available which can reverse the condition. It takes time, but most cats recover and begin walking normally. Call your vet Rochester, NY for details. For more information, visit this website.

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