Diabetes is a common hormonal that we see in dogs and cats, as well as in ourselves. Diabetes is a deficiency in the hormone, insulin. Insulin is needed to transfer the sugar from the blood stream (vascular system) into the muscle tissue. It is essential to maintaining the bodies support system – the muscles. When our pets are diagnosed with diabetes, it is essential to regular the blood sugar with insulin.
It is important to screen for diabetes every year when you sit down and talk with your veterinarian. Some of the common symptoms of diabetes is increased drinking, urination and fatigue.
If you notice these symptoms, schedule an exam today to discuss your concerns with your veterinarian.