March 9, 2011 6:21 AM Subscribe
Diabetic cat: what's likely to happen with several days missed dosage?
posted by anonymous to Pets & Animals (12 answers total)
I need to attend a funeral this weekend and all of my usual go-to people for cat care are unavailable. I have two cats. One is diabetic and gets 2.5 units of lantus twice a day. I'll be gone for three days. Any kind of vet visit throws these two cats into mortal combat for several weeks. They draw blood and I've picked claws out of ears and faces. I know the diabetic cat will be miserable there and we'll be in for weeks of violence thereafter. I want to do right by him, but don't want to make them (and me) miserable. I also don't want to come back from a funeral to a sick cat (or worse). Is it safe to leave him unmedicated for a few days?