Diabetes: Is Your Pet at Risk

Is your pet at risk for Diabetes? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. Many people do not realize that their cat or dog can develop diabetes.

Diabetes has been diagnosed in cats of all ages, both sexes (intact and neutered), and all breeds. It more frequently affects older cats, especially neutered males. Any dog can develop diabetes, but it frequently affects middle-aged to older dogs, especially unspayed female dogs.

Lethargy, excessive thirst, and frequent urination are the most common symptoms of this disease.

While there’s no cure for diabetes, proper care can help your pet live a happy, healthy, active life. The more you know about diabetes, the better you’ll be able to work with your veterinarian to successfully manage your pet’s health.

Your veterinarian is an essential partner in your pet’s diabetes care. Only your veterinarian can diagnose diabetes and provide appropriate preventive and management programs.

Since November is Pet Diabetes Month, take this time to learn about diabetes, its symptoms, and treatment options.  For more information, quizzes, a diabetes checklist, and much more, click here.

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