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Senvelgo® is designed to be a simple and routine part of your day. In addition to treating your cat with Senvelgo®, it is also important to keep a close eye on their general health by watching out for any symptoms which could indicate problems, as well as routine monitoring as advised by your vet.

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Unfortunately, some diabetic cats can develop something called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which can be a severe and potentially life-threatening condition. All diabetic patients, including cats, are at risk of experiencing DKA, irrespective of the medication they are receiving. But the good news is that it can be monitored for by checking for the presence of ketones - either in your cat’s urine or via a blood sample. 

DKA - symptoms to watch for

The following symptoms may indicate your cat has DKA. If you notice any of these symptoms in your cat, contact your vet immediately.

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    Refusing to eat or drink

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    Sudden weight loss

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    Not interacting normally


Your vet will give you specific instructions on how to monitor for DKA after you’ve administered your first dose of Senvelgo®. Monitoring during the first two weeks is especially important and includes:

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    Testing your cat’s urine at home to check for ketones

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    Follow-up appointments with your vet

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    Watching for the symptoms above

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How can I monitor my cat?

Fortunately, DKA is a treatable condition, especially when caught early, and whilst it is important for you to know about it and monitor for it, most diabetic cats will live the rest of their life without having an episode of DKA.

You can download our leaflet which contains a section at the back to record your cat’s general health and urine ketone results for the first two weeks. We also have a homecare journal which allows you to record your monitoring results long-term.

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Senvelgo® is a prescription only medicine. This site is provided as an information service for owners of cats prescribed Senvelgo® by a veterinary surgeon.

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