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Hypoglycemia in Cats

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 veterinarian.

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Heat (Estrus) Cycle in Cats

Queens vary in the age at which they first go into heat. Some breeds (such as the Siamese) may have their first heat as early as 5 months. Others, particularly the longhaired breeds such as Persians, are not sexually mature until 10 months or older. Cats are seasonally polyestrous. This means they will have repeated heat cycles over a year unless they are bred, and the heat cycles are influenced by the seasons. The mating season in cats is determined by a number of factors, including the length...

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WebMD Veterinary Reference from "Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook"

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