National Pet Diabetes Month

November is National Pet Diabetes Month.

Early signs of diabetes include increased appetite, weight loss, and sleeping, drinking, and urinating more often. More

The obesity epidemic in the U.S. extends to our pets, with an estimated 37 percent increase in overweight or obese dogs and a shocking 90 percent increase in overweight or obese cats in the past 6 to 7 years, according to a USA Today article.

Like anything else — awareness of your pets demeanor and behavior — early detection — and dedicated care — is crucial to the outcome.

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4 Responses to National Pet Diabetes Month

  1. KING says:

    Such a great reminder! Thank you.

  2. I have a male cat — now age 8, diabetic for a year now. That was a fairly young onset.
    He was never fat but we noticed he was losing weight, acting lethargic and just “not right”. We took him to the vet and he was immediately diagnosed, not only as a diabetic, but a “sick” diabetic which means that he required immediate intervention of fluids, insulin and careful watching.
    A diabetic pet requires — if done right — blood glucose monitoring, special food and portion control, as well as insulin every day.
    Each pet is different and sometimes things are not always stable so understanding, dedication and a good vet guiding you is key.

  3. KING says:

    My parents’ dog had diabetes, and it was heartbreaking to watch his life deteriorate, especially due to the late diagnosis. It is so important to look for signs early!

  4. And sometimes the signs are subtle. Sorry for your heartbreak.

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