Chronic Disease Management

Diabetes

Diabetes

Like humans, cats and dogs are also susceptible to diabetes. Animal diabetes is diagnosed by the presence of the typical clinical signs which are: Excessive thirst, urination, appetite, weight loss, a persistently high level of glucose in the blood, and the presence of glucose in the urine.


What to do if your pet is diabetic

For starters, insulin shots and diet regulations may help. Dogs and cats with diabetes generally require one-two insulin injections each day, and nutrition is an important component of disease management. In general, they must be fed the same food in the same amount on the same schedule every day. Although a dog and cat can go a day or so without insulin, this should not be a regular occurrence.


Closely monitor your pets diet and keep a written record of how much they’ve had to eat, drink, their weight as well as the amount of times they’ve gone to the bathroom.