Can prior episodes of pancreatitis in my cat lead to abnormal weight gain?
My cat had pancreatitis when he was a year and a half old. It was pretty bad and he nearly died. He had it for almost a month but for 2 weeks, didn't eat or drink. About a year ago, he had it again but it didn't get as bad and he was fine in a few days. Since the pancreas is responsible for aiding in digestion... Can his prior pancreas problems be the result of his rabid weight gain? He is 5 years old and almost 10 pounds over weight. He only eats a cup of food a day. He gained a few pounds in the last month like it was nothing!
Have his glucose blood levels checked, and if that level is abnormal have a glucose curve done (multiple blood levels) to check for diabetes.
Cats have extreme thirst, weight loss and other signs which he does not have to show diabetes.
If diabetes could be diagnosed with PU/PD (increased thirst and urination) we would not need to run glucose curves. This is up to you, I am just making this suggestion based on your cat´s history of pancreatitis.
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