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
First discovered in the 1960s, feline leukemia virus is a transmittable RNA retrovirus that can severely inhibit a cat’s immune system. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of disease and death in domestic cats.
Because the virus doesn’t always manifest symptoms right away, any new cat entering a household-and any sick cat-should be tested for FeLV.