My cat is just amazing. he isn't trained to know I'm a diabetic. He does watch me check my sugar level and me doing my shots but what amazes me the most, is he wakes me up if my sugar level is high in the morning. Again he isn't trained for this. I wasn't living at home when I was first diagnosed. I moved back home last year and it wasn't until I was able to find an apt that accepted cats. Ever since he moved in with me, he followed my routine and wake me up. If I'm normal range, he ignores me. my boyfriend's cats do not wake me up at all and do watch me do shots, etc.

Does any of you guys have a pet that does this as well??? I just find it amazing that my cat can do this. Makes me feel safe knowing he can tell.

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Calvin my cat is right next to me at the moment. He has been pawing me all morning even after breakfast. I am wondering if he senses that my BG is still high. My moms dog doesn't even warn me nor does my brother's dog. Just my cat alone. my cat doesnt know when I am low but will follow me into the kitchen no matter what. I am sure calvin would know if I'm low if I do not respond to him when he paws me but not sure. He usually leaves me alone when I'm normal range.
Well I do not know about BG should check it. When Puzzy (my mixed British Short hair) wakes me up regularly during the night, I always thought because I was having bad dreams...
I know for sure that he can sense when I am not feeling well generally speaking...he invites me to sit down and rest. He then comes along and sits precisely on the body site that is hurting or just stays cuddled near me until I am feeling better.
My pup doesn't pay me much attention if I'm going high, less it really high (hitting more then 18 mmo/l [324]) ... he's more likely to get upset with me or wake me when I am going to low though under mmo/l 5 [90]
I had two rough collies who used to be on 'nurse' duty when I was not well due to chemo, this was years ago. They were an amazing comfort to me. The poodle I have now sometimes hammers on my bedroom door early in the morning, maybe instead of telling her to go back to bed I should test.......
My persian cat, Griffin cries at me if I am low! It is amazing! I had another persian before Griffin who once woke me up by getting in my face and meowing until I came around one morning when I was extremely low! He used to paw at me if I started to drop! Pets are incredible!!! They must know their "people's" body chemistry so well that if something changes, they can sense it! That is loyalty!!
::nods:: And i do love my pets. I also have 6 betta fishies and they get all excited when I talk to them. They dont know my Diabetes but they know my voice :)
Cute! I have 2 Dwarf African Frogs that also get excited and swim up toward my mouth when I lean down to talk to them! So cool! :)
I just lost my betta fish that I named earth last night :(...I miss the little fella already
Oh NO! I'm sorry. It's so sad to say goodbye to even the littlest guys. :(
I've lost three bettas already. I blame my boyfriend's tap water....I need to move them over to my house
Or just use Spring Water. 79 cents a gallon :)
Hi Daniel. We're 'between dogs' right now and live in the city, so we are a little averse to raising dogs (they always seem to come in pairs?) in all this traffic. The cats can stay indoors so we enjoy their company all the more now.
Seamus is beautiful - the best of both breeds. I wanted to 'warn' you about a movie called "Hachi, A Dog's Story". If you have not seen it yet, I would not advise it.... unless your sinuses need a good rinse and you've been wanting to cry your eyes out for awhile. It starts out heartwarming - and then just gets really really sad and stays there. It's a beautiful story based (loosely) on a Japanese tale but honestly, it might be just a bit tooooo sad to watch, especially if you're in love with Akita's.
There are so many great heroic dog tales to watch, you don't have to subject your heart to this story.
Have fun here - lots 'n lots of information as I'm finding out after my first month here. If you are not anti-kitty, I posted a couple pictures of past and present critters we have in this group. You might want to check out the group about not being serious... title escapes me for the moment but there are some hilarious critter pix there.

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