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  • 1.  Diabetic Health in Pets!

    Posted 08-09-2022 11:11 AM
    Diabetes is now more of a common disease in pets. It is definitely life-changing. But having said that, you could make your pet lead a healthy life following the specific routines. 

    Dogs and cats with diabetes 
    usually require lifelong treatment with special diets, a good fitness regimen and, particularly in dogs, daily insulin injections. The key to managing diabetic pets is to keep your pet's blood sugar near normal levels and avoid too-high or too-low levels that can be life-threatening.

    Just to stay updated. There are two types of diabetes found in pets:

    Diabetes is a metabolic (glandular) disease involving hormones that regulate water balance and blood glucose (sugar) levels.

    There are two primary types of diabetes: Insipidus and Mellitus.

    • Diabetes insipidus less commonly affects pets and mainly involves hormones that help to regulate water retention and excretion.
    • Diabetes mellitus (Type I or II) is more common and results from the lack of or insufficient production of insulin from the pancreas.

    To prevent or cure diabetes, we should be very precise and focused on what we feed, exercise time, and the behaviour of our pets.

    What are your views on this?


    Ankit Gondaliya

  • 2.  RE: Diabetic Health in Pets!

    Posted 08-11-2022 07:12 AM

     I think this is a vey informative topic. I think that diabetes in pets is a huge responsibility for the clients and educating them on what to do in the short term and long term is what will help produce the results that pets need. I think that with proper education most owners would/do comply with the exercise recommendations from their PCP. 

     I think that for pets in shelters it can be come very very had to manage diabetes because of the large number of animals, staffing issues and the many other things they face.

     Thank you so much for sharing this information and the detailed explanation. It gave me a better of the different types of diabetes.

    Marissa Reid
    Assistant Practice Manager
    Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital

    Access To Care Specialist
    Clinic Management Specialist

  • 3.  RE: Diabetic Health in Pets!

    Posted 04-20-2023 01:24 AM

    both humans and pets and just like in humans, it is important to manage the disease properly in pets to prevent complications and improve their quality of life. Here are some tips for managing diabetic health in pets:

      1. Follow your veterinarian's recommendations: Your veterinarian will provide guidance on managing your pet's diabetes, including insulin injections, diet, and exercise. It is important to follow these recommendations closely to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet.

      2. Monitor blood sugar levels: Just monitoring blood sugar levels is an important part of managing diabetes in pets. Your veterinarian may recommend regular blood glucose monitoring to ensure your pet's levels are within the target range. 

      3. Maintain a healthy diet: A balanced and consistent diet can help manage blood sugar levels in pets with diabetes. Your veterinarian may recommend a specific type of food or feeding schedule for your pet.

      4. Provide regular exercise: Exercise can help regulate blood sugar levels in pets with diabetes. Your veterinarian can provide guidance on the appropriate amount and type of exercise for your pet.

      5. Pay attention to changes in behavior or symptoms: Pets with diabetes may experience changes in behavior, appetite, or other symptoms. It is important to monitor your pet for any changes and report them to your veterinarian.

      6. Administer medication properly: If your pet requires insulin injections, it is important to administer them properly and on schedule. Your veterinarian can provide guidance on proper injection technique and schedule.  dog orthopedic beds

    Managing diabetes in pets requires commitment and vigilance, but with proper management, pets with diabetes can live happy and healthy lives.

    Salena Roy