Diabetes is a growing problem in our pets, and more dogs and cats are diagnosed with the condition each year. Luckily, while diabetes cannot be “cured” there are steps you can take to manage the condition. With proper diet and monitoring, your diabetic pet can live a long and healthy life. Check out these diet tips for dogs and cats with diabetes.
Most of us have heard that increases in the frequency of urination could be a possible symptom of diabetes. Blurry vision is also among those symptoms along with fatigue, extreme thirst, hunger, and tingling in the extremities. Even with all those seemingly easy to identify symptoms, many people go undiagnosed with type 2 diabetes. These symptoms however may not be as clearly recognizable in pets making the proper diagnosis even […]
The American Diabetes Association sets aside the fourth Tuesday of March as “National Diabetes Alert Day.” This year that day falls on March 26th. On this day Americans are urged to take the test to assess their risks and hopefully awareness will increase about this very serious illness. Although diabetes affects only about 1 percent of the pet population compared to about 8 percent of the human population, our pets […]
Diabetes is one of the more common hormonal disorders seen in feline and canine medicine. Symptoms of diabetes usually include some combination of the following symptoms: Increased thirst/urination (with sometimes inappropriate urination), as well as increased appetite in conjunction with usually weight loss. Risk factors for diabetes include particularly overweight pets, and especially those pets on too high a processed carbohydrate rich dry diet. While diabetes may occur in pets […]
As cats age they are prone to some of the same degenerative medical conditions as humans are. Two of the more common hormonal diseases seen in cats include diabetes mellitus and hyperthyroidism. The most common form of diabetes seen in the cat is where the ability to produce insulin has been transiently or permanently reduced. One of the biggest and most important factors as to the high incidence of this problem […]