Wednesday, November 20, 2013

HART of Maine- Julia

September 30, 2014-  HART got their wish! Julia is OTJ!  ~Lisa

January 10, 2014--Julia, HART is happy to say, is now only on 1/2 unit of insulin once each day! She was up to 1/2 unit BID but it was too much. HART is still hoping for remission for this sweet elder-kitty. She still loves her Wellness canned food watered down and at her age, HART is happy to oblige her!


November 20, 2013--This pretty girl is a courtesy post for a diabetic friendly shelter group in Cumberland, Maine.

Miss Julia is a super senior and is about 13 years old. She was surrendered to us by a local vet as her owner didn't want to care for her anymore and she was in danger of euthanasia.

Julia is trying to get the hang of shelter life and isn't too keen on it (as one could imagine). She came to us with several bad teeth that were not attended to and was on an oral medication to treat her diabetes. Unfortunately, Miss Julia was also declawed, so she may be extra fearful around other kitties as she feels unable to defend herself.

HART took care of Julia's bad teeth and we are still trying to regulate her. She LOVES when her Wellness Grain Free food is watered down, so that is what we do for her. We just wish she'd eat a bit more at a sitting. Julia was started on 1 unit BID of Lantus, but that seems to be too much for her right now, so we reduced her to .5 units BID. If that proves to be too much we will reduce her again!

Stay tuned for more on Miss Julia. We believe she is an EXCELLENT candidate to come off insulin with the proper care and diet that she deserves. Please consider adopting this lovely lady who deserves a retirement HOME in her twilight years. She easily purrs when petted but still enjoys the safety of a show cage where she can watch the other residents of the Diet Controlled Room interact.

Don't hesitate to contact HART to inquire about adopting this sweet older girl! To contact HART, here is the link to our website: For a blank adoption application, click on this link:

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