Pet Diabetes Care

Diabetes in pets, particularly in cats and dogs, is a condition where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t respond properly to insulin.

Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar (glucose) levels. Without enough insulin, glucose cannot enter cells, leading to high blood sugar levels.

There are nearly 4 millions of dogs and cats are diabetic in US and European countries alone.

Symptoms of Pet Diabetes

  • Increased Thirst and Urination: Pets may drink more water than usual and urinate frequently.
  • Weight Loss: Despite a good appetite, pets may lose weight.
  • Increased Appetite: In some cases, pets may eat more than usual.
  • Lethargy: They may seem more tired or sluggish than usual.
  • Vomiting: Some pets may vomit intermittently.
  • Change in Vision: Diabetic cataracts can develop, leading to changes in vision.

Treatment of Pet Diabetes

  • Insulin Injections: Most diabetic pets require insulin injections to help regulate their blood sugar levels. The dosage and frequency of insulin injections will be determined by the veterinarian.
  • Dietary Management: A consistent, balanced diet is essential for diabetic pets. Special diabetic diets low in carbohydrates may be recommended.
  • Regular Exercise: Regular physical activity can help regulate blood sugar levels and maintain overall health.
  • Monitoring: Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels at home may be necessary, along with periodic check-ups with the veterinarian.
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