Diabetes is a condition that we see frequently, particularly in certain breeds of dog and older male cats. Early detection enables faster and more effective treatment for diabetes, so keep an eye out for these symptoms:
- Drinks more water than usual
- Urinates more frequently, produces more urine per day, or has “accidents” in the house
- Always acts hungry, but maintains or loses weight
- Is less active or sleeps more
- Has thinning, dry, or dull hair
After an examination, your vet may recommend urine and blood tests to assess your pet’s glucose levels. A diagnosis of diabetes may feel overwhelming, but we’re here to support you through it. Recommendations may include diet, insulin, glucose testing and glucose curves, all discussed at a consultation after diagnosis, where all your concerns can be addressed. It’s a condition which can be successfully managed, and a diabetic pet can enjoy an excellent quality of life.