Spoilt Instagram Generation Fat Cats are Developing Diabetes

By Gary Cutlack on at

Vets are seeing a massive rise in cases of diabetes among cats in the UK, as a generation of the furry social media content generators falls victim to the same obesity crisis as their owners.

This comes from Argos Pet Insurance, which says vets are reporting a 130 per cent year-on-year increase in case of cat diabetes (presumably Type 2 or the cat equivalent), and has quite a vested interest in warning that cat owners could end up facing vet bills of around £1,800 to diagnose and treat a diabetic cat. Or a cat with diabetes, whatever the politically correct term to use is these days.

Argos's Maia Boylla said: "The fact that the number of cats being treated for diabetes has more than doubled over the last year is a worrying indicator of increased pet obesity in the UK. This is a big eye-opener for cat owners, as many probably don’t realise just how much damage can be done from a few too many treats."

So stop dangling Curly Wurlys over them to get them to perform. [The Times]

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