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There is a growing epidemic of diabetes in dogs and cats. The reasons are varied and include: pets being overweight, pets eating foods high in carbs and sugars and pets who aren’t getting enough exercise. If pet parents, and/or the dog or cat’s veterinarian recognize the early warning signs, the pet will have a better chance at a healthy, long life.
Dogs and cats can live with diabetes. It may require the pet parent to check the dog or cat’s blood sugar regularly. Dogs and cats with diabetes may also need insulin injections – this would be something the pet parent would need to commit to – just as a human with diabetes must.
Here are some of the early warning signs of diabetes in dogs and cats:
Your dog or cat can live with diabetes as long as it’s caught early (before too much damage occurs) and as long as you’re diligent in caring for your dog or cat who has been diagnosed. Caring for a diabetic dog or cat can be a financial strain on a pet parent and that’s why it makes sense to invest in a dog healthcare or cat healthcare policy. You can buy a policy when your pet is a puppy or kitten or even if you adopt an older pet (there are no age limitations) and should your pet get diagnosed, his policy may help defray the costs of treatment. Get a quote for your furry family member here.
Robbi Hess is a full-time pet blogger and multi-published author. She shares her life with a diva Poodle, a goofy Goldendoodle, two Devon Rex, a senior ginger kitty and three reptiles!