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Old 10-09-2016, 10:18 AM
Location: Mesa
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I'm going to be changing my cat's vet in the near future (due to move) and one cat is diabetic. Since his diabetes diagnosis, I've learned that many vets use outdated or inadequate treatment methods, mainly because they just don't see that many diabetic cats in their practice.

Does anyone here have a diabetic cat and can think of some good questions for me to ask potential vets in the new city? Beyond the obvious, "about what % of your cat clientele are diabetic?" (or similar wording) of course.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:49 PM
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What makes you think vets don't see diabetic cats frequently? Actually, due to dry feeding, vets see diabetic cats quite often. It's surely an epidemic, considering no cat ever had diabetes before dry food was introduced.

Why do you think those horrible unethical pet food companies like Hills created their "metabolic" (still incredibly high in carbohydrates) foods? The question should be how ethical is the vet? If the vet pushes "veterinary diets" run away.

Ask these questions:

1) do you support a raw or at least a fresh food way of feeding pets. (the answer should be yes or I don't know much about it but am willing to learn and work with you)

2) Do you declaw. (the answer should be no. If the answer is yes, turn around and walk out)
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:34 AM
Location: Wisconsin
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In addition to the questions above, I would ask about:

Their policy on vaccines

Their police on performing procedures. Are they done in front of you in the room, or taken back? Personally, I prefer to have as many procedures done with me in the room, so I can see and be near my cat. (I realize that some things, ei x-rays, need to be done elsewhere.)

Will they work with you on treatment plans? For instance, I do a lot of research and have many cat friends. I will sometimes suggest a medication or supplement--and ask for my vet's input. Of course, this should be a two-way conversation. My point is, does the vet sick to their "plan," or will he/she allow you to give input or suggest ideas?

Do they have any "cat expert" vets on staff? This isn't a requirement, but it helps if a vet(s) sees cats often, or is up on the latest research and information.
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