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Canine and Feline Diabetes

Could your pet have Diabetes?

As a pet owner, you will likely be the first to spot the symptoms of diabetes. The most common symptoms of dog and cat diabetes are:

  • Increased Hunger or Appetite (called polyphagia)
  • Excessive Thirst (called polydipsia)
  • Increased Urination (called polyuria)
  • Weight Loss
  • Weakness or Fatigue

Initially the signs of diabetes are not terribly concerning to most pet owners as their pet is often just eating or drinking more than usual. However, it is important to notify your veterinarian if you detect any of these changes. As with most medical conditions, early detection and treatment of diabetes is recommended for the best possible outcome for your pet. Dogs and cats with diabetes can live happily and healthfully with the proper treatment and monitoring by both you and your VCA veterinarian.

If you recognize any of the symptoms of diabetes in your dog or cat, contact your veterinarian right away to schedule an exam to test for diabetes and other potential causes.

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