A potential adopter meets a cat and instantly falls in love. They read the cat’s bio. Their home would be perfect! They even have another cat who's been needing another feline friend. It’s a match made in heaven.
But then they hear the word “diabetic”. The excitement in their voice quiets down. The sparkle in their eyes begins to fade. Doubt sets in. Suddenly there are new obstacles and concerns. They love the cat. But they can’t see themselves caring for a diabetic cat. The adopter moves on to meet another. Meanwhile, our diabetic cat is left wondering why.
Like us, cats can develop diabetes. But, also like us, their diabetes can be managed with routine treatment and a healthy diet. What’s more, some cats go into remission with proper dieting and care. For someone who enjoys living life according to their own schedule, caring for a diabetic cat would be a breeze.
You can learn all about diabetes in cats here, here, and here.
But we don’t just want to share the info. We want to share the animals. Here are some of our amazing diabetic cats waiting for their humans of habit and punctual pet parents to sweep them off their paws!
Yes, I have diabetes. But does that make me any less fabulous? Well, what do YOU think? I think these beautiful green eyes and this luxurious coat speak for themselves. My humans always pet my coat. They also tell me how pretty I am. Does it go to my head? Yes. Yes it does. Speaking of my head, how about you come scratch it? I love the scratches. Anyways, you think a little thing like diabetes is gonna get me down? Not a chance. Naps, laps, and hunting things on string. Life is good. Now come meet me. Please.