An overdose of insulin drops the blood sugar well below normal.
This condition is called hypoglycemia. Suspect this condition if your cat appears confused,
disoriented, or drowsy, or if he shivers, staggers about, collapses, falls into
a coma, or has seizures.
Treatment: If the cat remains conscious and is able to swallow,
give a sugar solution (corn syrup, glucose paste, honey). If the cat is not
able to swallow, rub the solution into the mucous membranes of the cat’s
cheeks. Recovery occurs within minutes. Then immediately take your cat to a
is the process of transitioning kittens from mother’s milk to solid food.
During weaning, kittens gradually progress from dependence on a mother’s care
to social independence. Ideally, weaning is handled entirely by the mother cat.
However, if the kitten in your care has been separated from his mother or if
you are fostering a litter or a pregnant cat about to give birth, seeing the
young ones through a successful weaning process may be up to you.