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
Today, shelters are still visited by tearful mothers-to-be with cats in tow, having made their appointments after well-meaning relatives or old-school obstetricians have convinced them that keeping a cat risks the health and well-being of their unborn child. Don't succumb to these old wives' tales. Knowing the facts will help provide ways to safeguard both fetus and feline.