Q: What are the signs of diabetes in pets?


Pet diabetes can be managed successfully with insulin therapy and attention to diet and exercise, however as with all health related issues early detection is key. 

pet diabetesAnswer:

Noticing the early signs of pet diabetes is the most important step in taking care of your pet. If you see any of the following signs, your pet should be examined by a veterinarian. The earlier the diagnosis, the better chance your pet may have for a longer and healthier life.

  • Excessive water drinking and increased urination
  • Weight loss, even though there may be an increased appetite
  • Decreased appetite
  • Cloudy eyes (especially in dogs)
  • Chronic or recurring infections (including skin infections and urinary infections)

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, but it’s also Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. Learn more here.

Source AVMA


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