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
The most common behavior problem reported by pet parents of
cats is inappropriate elimination. It’s estimated that 10% of all cats will
eliminate outside their litter box at some point in their lives. Quite a few of
these cats have issues with some characteristic of their litter box (please see
our article on Litter Box
Problems for more information on litter box problems), but approximately
30% don’t have litter box problems at all. These cats are urine marking, and
urine marking isn’t...