The past couple of months, we have noticed significant weight loss in Minnie. At first, we thought she just didn't like the healthy dry food we were giving her. So I started buying the "less healthy" (and much cheaper) meow mix. Minnie loved it, but she was still losing weight.) So we started giving her 1-2 cans of wet food every day in hopes of plumping her up. (Camper on the other hand, was gaining, even though she ate half as much as Minnie After a few weeks, she was still little more than skin and bones. Any time we were in the kitchen, she would meow her brains out, begging for food, even if she had just finished a can of wet food. If scraps were left on the counter or in the sink, she would devour it as if she hadn't been fed in weeks and this may be her last chance at eating ever again. If you didn't actually SEE us feed her, you'd report us to the humane society for not feeding our cat. She would do the same with water. She could EASILY drink an entire big cup (at least 16 oz.? bigger?) of our biggest cup of water daily, PLUS she has a (pretty much) never ending supply of water.
We started reading up on what this could mean. She had every symptom of diabetes. Great. So Saturday, Adam took her to the vet. She was scared but was a real champ and did awesome. Results came back confirming she has diabetes. So for the past couple of months, her body hasn't been able to metabolize the food she eats. No nutrients were staying. We were throwing money down the litter box, and she was literally starving.
So now, twice a day, we have to give our poor kitty shots. She doesn't feel them and she has stopped begging for food. We think she's actually a little confused. She'll still have food in front of her and feel the need to keep eating, but just doesn't have the room, because for so long, she was constantly starving and wanting food.
Trying to get the band-aid off from getting her blood drawn