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NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL PET DIABETES MONTH

Posted on Nov 08, 2017 by deborah  | Tags: lethargic, frequent urination, excessive thirst, feline, cat, canine, dog, diabetes, insulin

Lethargy. Excessive thirst. Frequent urination. If your pet is displaying any of these common signs, he or she may have diabetes.


NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL PET DIABETES MONTH

 

Lethargy. Excessive thirst. Frequent urination.

If your pet is displaying any of these common signs, he or she may have diabetes.

If you didn’t know your dog or cat could develop diabetes, you’re not alone. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, so learning that your dog or cat has the condition can leave you with many questions.

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.

 

If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes, use this checklist to make sure you get your questions about diabetes answered and learn what you need to know to successfully manage the disease. Fortunately, with appropriate treatment, pets with diabetes can enjoy long, healthy lives.

 

  1. Will I need to give my pet injections? How often?
  2. Can I continue to feed my pet the same food? Will treats still be allowed?
  3. Can I still play with my pet? Can I still take my pet for walks?
  4. With appropriate treatment, will my pet be able to live a normal life?
  5. Is my pet at risk for other medical conditions?
  6. What should I do if my pet is not behaving normally?  What signs should I be concerned about?
  7. Are there any side effects of treatment?
  8. Do I need to measure my pet’s blood sugar? How? How often?

 

REMEMBER:  If your pet is diagnosed with diabetes, there’s no reason to worry. With appropriate treatment and regular visits to your veterinarian, your pet can lead a healthy life for years to come

 

If your canine or feline furry family member shows any of the signs of Diabetes (Lethargy, Excessive Thirst, Frequent Urination), please call Cinema Veterinary Centre at 661-253-9300, for a Diabetes Check/Exam and proper diagnosis.