Let's give Nova the Cat, who has diabetes, a big round of APPLAWSE for losing a whopping 6 pounds!
Irene, who is elderly and lives on a fixed income, absolutely adores her 8-year-old cat, Nova, who has diabetes. And Irene is dedicated to making her fur baby’s health a top priority.
She's made great strides to keep Nova's chronic care costs down by asking local shelters for donated syringes and by keeping in-home supplies for monitoring Nova's blood glucose levels.
But Irene recently found herself in a predicament because she didn’t know how she would pay for emergency diabetes-related treatment Nova needed.
She reached out to Phinney's, and we're so glad we were able to help. Nova got the emergency care she needed, and the vet reported that she's lost 6 pounds, an important accomplishment because weight management can be a successful way to lessen the effects of diabetes in pets. Way to go Nova and Irene!
There are many other pets like Nova who have chronic conditions, and with your continued help Phinney's can make sure their pet parents don't have to worry about how they'll pay for their ongoing vet care and supplies.
Weight Management Matters
Managing a pet’s weight can be extremely difficult. Our fur babies can’t tell us if we are under or over feeding them.
It’s hard to tell what the proper amount of food to give each pet is, since it depends on many things, from age and breed, to activity level.
Weight management is extremely important however, because having an overweight or underweight pet can lead to further health problems. Obesity leads to diabetes and heart disease, while being underweight leads to overall fatigue from lack of nutrients, and lower quality of life or emotional distress. Visit Phinney’s Care Corner for more information.