Communicating an appropriate aim of insulin therapy to cat owners

September 20, 2016
J. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, MA, Vet MB, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM, DSAM

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

This veterinary internist says for cats owners to put themselves in their cats' shoes before shooting for diabetic remission as the ultimate goal.

(Getty Images)Diabetic remission is being seen more frequently in cats. In fact, you may think you should focus on this as the goal of insulin therapy. Not so fast, says J. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, MA, Vet MB, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM, DSAM. In this audio clip from a CVC session, she discusses why it's important to communicate to owners what measures must be taken (frequent, uncomfortable glucose measurements) and that you might ultimately be setting clients up for failure anyway. Instead, it's all about achieving a good quality of life.

For more on the client survey Dr. Scott-Moncrieff discusses, click here.