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

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