HEALTH MATTERS – Diabetes in Dogs, by Melanie Thomas

Diabetes prevents dogs from controlling their blood sugar levels. Just like us, occasionally dogs develop Diabetes. If left untreated, Diabetes on dogs can cause cataracts, urinary tract infections and even seizures. It is important to notice signs of possible Diabetes in your dog as it can be treated successfully by your vet. LOOK OUT FOR – increased thirst, increased urination, increased hunger, weight loss & tiredness. Diabetes can be diagnosed by your vet through various tests and can be managed by regular insulin injections, a strict diet and an exercise regime.

Glucose comes from the food and provides the energy their cells need to work. Insulin is a hormone which signals glucose to be absorbed. Diabetes occurs when a pet’s body stops producing or responding to insulin, meaning cells do not have enough energy for their normal processes.

If you are worried about your dog, speak to your vet.

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

Melanie Thomas, Chairperson

I live in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex with 2 Bolognese and I show one of my dogs.

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