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
This is the most common cause of heart disease in cats
and the most frequent cause of spontaneous death in indoor adult cats. In
cats with this condition, the walls of the ventricles become thick. However,
because the muscle fibers are replaced by fibrous connective tissue (scar
tissue), the thicker heart walls do not translate into increased pumping power.
In fact, the heart is actually weakened as the affected wall of the heart
becomes less elastic and the heart chambers get smaller.