The Nifflers(TM) of Disease

Episode 3 · June 3rd, 2020 · 1 hr 5 mins

About this Episode

In this episode, Lauren and JJ work through a case involving a kitty that was too sweet for its own good. After taking some bets on what would be causing the symptoms, they reach a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. The episode features a deep dive into management of feline diabetes mellitus, including medication, diet, and monitoring.

Sources for this episode include:

  1. Rand, J. 2017. ‘Feline Diabetes - Maximizing Diabetic Remission.’ World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress proceedings.
  2. Rand, J. 2019. ‘Feline Diabetic Remission: Should it be the Goal?’ American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum proceedings.
  3. Behrend, E., Holford, A., Lathan, P., Rucinsky, R., Schulman, R. 2018. ‘2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.’ American Animal Hospital Association website:
  4. Rothrock, K. 2012. ‘Feline Diabetes Mellitus.’ Vincyclopedia of Diseases. Veterinary Information Network:
  5. Reusch, C. ‘Feline Diabetes Mellitus.’ Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th ed. St. Louis, Saunders Elsevier. 2010 pp. 1796-1816.
  6. Alt, N., Kley, S., Haessig, M., Reusch, C. ‘Day-to-day Variability of Blood Glucose Concentration Curves Generated at Home in Cats with Diabetes Mellitus.’ Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA), April 2007.

And for our non-veterinary listeners, here is an article from Texas A&M about cats hiding illness: