February 2007 Issue

Diabetic Neuropathy

Does your cat seem to be dragging her heels? If so, this disabling consequence of feline diabetes could be the cause.

If you often try to move around your home very, very quietly to avoid waking a slumbering child, for example you may be in the habit of walking on your tiptoes. Normally, however, you will employ what’s termed a "plantigrade" stance. That is to say, you’ll stand and walk with the entire sole of your foot touching the floor.

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