Even though I worked in a veterinary hospital when I adopted my first diabetic cat, Woody, I still felt like I didn’t know enough about diabetes. I began looking online and was fortunate to find some resources that helped me learn more about the disease and the way to care for it. I also found support from other cat owners who shared their life with a diabetic kitty. I learned a lot and was able to make a difference not only in Woody’s life, but also in 2 other diabetic cats’, Minuit and Poughkeepsie, lives when I adopted them last year.
There are several resources on diabetes in pets online that you can turn to if your pet is diagnosed.
Pet Diabetes- General Information
Diabetes in Other Pets
It can be shock learning your pet has diabetes. Having some knowledge about the disease can alleviate a lot of the fear, while knowing and being around others going through the same thing can help you get through the hard times.
Do you have a pet with a chronic illness? Have you found support online?