Arnold Plotnick, MS, DVM, DACVIM, DABVP
A cancer diagnosis had become as common as a urinary tract infection. I had forgotten the impact of a poor prognosis.
The most important communication regarding feline diabetes occurs in those five minutes after the diagnosis. Many clients express shock and distress after hearing the diagnosis, and it is imperative that you allay their fears by explaining that the disorder is treatable and emphasizing that successful management requires a high level of care and strong commitment from the caregiver.
Medicating a headstrong cat can be a challenge. However, compounding pharmacies have made the task easier by preparing many medications as flavored liquids, chewable treats, or transdermal gels.