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Pet Diabetes

What signs should you look out for and how to treat a pet that has been diagnosed with diabetes

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What exactly is Diabetes?

In a healthy animal glucose is absorbed from food, and this provides the energy that their body’s cells need to work. Insulin is a hormone that signals cells to absorb glucose, and if this message fails either due to a lack of insulin or a condition called insulin resistance then the result will be a condition called diabetes mellitus.

Warning signs?

There are a few warning signs to watch out for, as a pet with diabetes will need special attention to its diet and possibly injections of insulin. Other signs of Diabetes include lethargy and cataracts.

Diabetes in dogs

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Is it curable?

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that cannot be cured, but it can be effectively managed, keeping your beloved pet happy and healthy for longer. With the correct diet and management some diabetic cats are able to go into remission, which means that they will no longer need insulin injections.

Diabetes in cats