Please say hello to another fun and loving diabetic cat. Max is a lovable tuxedo cat who is also a polydactyl just like me. His human was looking around a shelter for a cat when he was around nine months old. She didn’t notice Max at first, but he decided she needed a hug. And Max took his big paws and wrapped them around her neck to give her a big feline hug. When Max, who has 25 toes and 26 toenails, gives a hug, it’s something you definitely notice.
His human sure did, and she said “this one” and took Max home. That was eight years ago. For most of those eight years, Max was a happy, silly, busy and yes, naughty cat. But then he started to lose weight last year. He dropped two pounds in three months. His human was worried, so he went to the vet many times and they diagnosed him with feline diabetes.
Poor Max didn’t know why he was diabetic, because he doesn’t like cake or chocolate. But his human focused on getting his blood sugar under control, and after a few months, it was under control.
But after meeting the diabetes challenge, poor Max had another one thrown at him. He got an upper respiratory infection, and he hadn’t recovered enough from the diabetes yet. He was at the vet a lot and dropped down to 5.6 pounds. His treatment made the ear sticks that I complain about look easy, because he had to endure IV fluids and had to eat through a syringe. His poor human was worried that he wasn’t going to make it.
Fortunately, Max pulled through. He has started eating again and he will go back to the vet to see where his weight is. But he’s made progress, since he doesn’t have what his human calls his dinosaur bones on his back anymore.
His humans are very glad to have him back. They love him a lot!
Max lives with a very generous bunch of humans. They not only adopted him, but they help foster cats for the shelter where they got him. He doesn’t like this, because there are always kittens around and Max doesn’t like kittens.
But he does have a furiend named Cricket, who is a black lab. And his humans love him.
Do you want to learn more about Max? You can go to his Facebook page.