DOG TALK® (and Kitties Too!)

icon of side silhouette of dog and cat drawn inside the dog Tracie Hotchner the Radio Pet Lady

A New Drug for Diabetic Cats with a “Black Box” Warning

#867B: Feline specialist Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins is concerned with a brand new (very expensive) (only partially effective) drug for cats with diabetes that comes with an FDA “black box warning” about its dangers, like you see on a cigarette package. She discusses how diabetes is an avoidable disease in cats if you stop feeding “kitty crack” (any dry food), urging everyone to feed only wet food in a can with high quality protein.