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Provide Care and Treatment for Diabetic Cats

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Help diabetic cats receive the proper care and treatment they need!

Feline diabetes is a growing epidemic. Many people do not understand the importance of feeding their cats a species-appropriate diet, leading to obesity and diabetes in felines. Often, low-income caregivers are unable to afford the care required to treat their diabetic cats and must consider surrendering them to a shelter or euthanizing them. Diabetic Cats in Need (DCIN) exists to ensure diabetic cat caregivers do not have to make this tragic choice.

DCIN is fully run by volunteers who believe passionately in the group's mission was created in 2008 when the founder realized the critical need to keep diabetic cats from being needlessly euthanized. Their Compassionate Assistance Program works as a safety net for low-income caregivers of diabetic cats throughout the United States and Canada. To qualified applicants, they provide a blood glucose testing kit (glucometer, test strips, lancets, and a rice sock to assist with getting blood from the kitty's ear), a starter supply of syringes, and insulin. They also educate the caregivers on the best affordable diet to feed a low-carb, high-protein wet diet to help get their diabetic cats into remission at a low cost. Receiving these supplies and educational information almost always allows caregivers to keep their cats rather than having to euthanize them for financial reasons or attempt to rehome them, which often means surrendering them to a shelter (frequently a death sentence). These cats often go into remission, which means they no longer need insulin, on the basis of a diet change coupled with regular blood glucose testing to properly manage insulin doses. CAP and their education program combine to create the perfect environment for potential remission of feline diabetes. Your donation to DCIN's CAP program will help keep the purrs going for many diabetic kitties in need!

Diabetic Cats in Need is a 501(c) organization whose mission is to keep diabetic cats in their original, loving homes, regardless of the income level of their caregivers. They support diabetic cats in their original, adoptive shelter, and rescue homes; help to rehome unwanted diabetic cats; and help to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats.

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