Broozer Bob is like any other cat — he likes to play and to be petted and let us not forget sleep! But, he also has feline diabetes, and it can get difficult for a low-income pet parent to manage the frequent medical costs associated with this disease.
Generally, there are two ways to control feline diabetes: One is insulin, which can cost around $150 per bottle and usually needs to be purchased every six to eight weeks. And two, prescription food, which runs around $50 for an 8-pound bag, which may last around six weeks.
This is where Phinney’s Friends can provide support. Through donations from generous people, we are able to help low-income pet parents take the stress out of figuring out how to pay for medical supplies like the insulin and needles Broozer Bob needs to control his feline diabetes.
Ann Marie, Broozer Bob’s pet parent, recently sent a lovely thank you note expressing her gratitude for Phinney’s help in caring for Broozer Bob’s. We’re so happy to play a role in allowing him to live out a happy life alongside Ann Marie.
More on Feline Diabetes
Feline diabetes can affect any cat but risk factors that increase a cat's risk of feline diabetes include obesity and inactivity. Male cats also tend to be at a higher risk. Some warning signs to look for are weight loss, increased appetite, increased thirst, excessive urination, changes in gait, difficulty jumping, vomiting, and lethargy. If you think your cat might be showing signs of feline diabetes, contact your vet.