All About Cougar



cougar 300x200 All About CougarJuly 5: Gone for a the holiday weekend. When we got back, noticed that my Cougar had significant weight loss. We thought it was just because he was alone and lonely and because summer always makes him shed a few pounds.  He was 13 lbs.

August 20: Cougar’s weight continue to drop.  Originally, he weighs 16 lbs.  At this time, he weighed 11 lbs.  I’m getting worried and asked TS to take him to the vet.

August 23: TS took Cougar to the vet. The vet just confirmed what we thought it was.  We were dreaded to hear that Cougar got diabetes. His Blood Glucose was in the 400s.  He has to be get insulin shots 2x a day with a strict diet.  Started his low carb wet canned food diet.  No more dry food for him.

August 25:  Started his Lantus insulin shots.  1 in the morning and 1 in the evening (12 hours apart).  TS joined the Feline Diabetes group to learn more and exchange ideas.  I on the other hand joined Your Diabetic Cat group online.  Got a lot of hope from these websites.  We learned that there is a big possibility that Cougar doesn’t have to have insulin shots all his life.  This was definitely a relief.

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We got rid of Cougar’s dry food and switched him to Fancy Feast wet canned food.  We also bought a  Reli-On  glucometer for him so we can monitor his blood glucose level.  It’s one of the most reliable and not too expensive blood glucose test kit.

September 2: After a day of normal blood glucose reading, TS decided to lower down the amount of insulin from 1.50 to 1.00 unit.  There was an immediate increase of his blood glucose the following day but it went back to normal for the rest of the day.

September 11: Cougar’s first day without insulin.  After series of days w/ normal blood sugar level and sometimes having scary low reading, TS decided to stop the insulin shots.  So far, we got normal readings.  When the reading shows low 40s, we would feed him wet canned food with gravy to raise it up a little bit.  At 10:02 pm today, his reading is 66 mg/dL which is perfectly normal.

We won’t stop monitoring his blood glucose level.  I thank God for Cougar’s health improvement.  And I thank God for TS who was very responsible and did a great job taking care of our Cougar.

7 Comments to

“All About Cougar”

  1. Avatar September 11th, 2010 at 11:08 pm T.S. Says:

    Hopefully his diabetes will go into remission soon.



    Jacy Reply:

    i hope so too. *praying*


  2. Avatar September 15th, 2010 at 3:29 pm mariabella Says:

    I’m so happy reading about Cougar’s health improvement.I always keep him on my prayers.I hope that soon he won’t need that insulin no more. And that diabetes is just a nightmare for him. And a wake up call for you … parents.

    Good Job TS!



    Jacy Reply:

    i hope you’re right ma. today is his 5th day without the insulin shots and he’s got normal blood glucose level.
    we surely are awake now.


  3. Avatar October 5th, 2010 at 6:26 pm gary Says:

    Thanks for “going public” … the information informed us about our cat Sadie …. she was doing the same things that you described … thanks for educating us !



    Jacy Reply:

    I would still suggest you taking Sadie to your vet. They can perform urine test and determine whether she is diabetic or just some stomach bug. If they find her blood sugar high, you don’t need to have the blood test as it will just cost you more.
    It’s better to get it diagnosed earlier so you can immediately change her diet.
    Cougar is on remission. Thank God! it’s been 3 weeks now since he did not need an insulin shot.
    I hope Sadie will be better. Keep me updated.


  4. Avatar November 6th, 2010 at 6:28 pm Adin Says:

    girl Jacy, how are you? How is your sweet Cougar doing? I hope he can get through this and is doing fine. Visiting you again!

    Adin B


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