Diabetes Awareness

posted: by: Troutman Animal Hospital Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

Early diagnosis is critical for managing diabetes in pets. Some symptoms that pets owners may notice are:

  • Excessive water intake
  • Increased urination
  • Weight loss, even though there may be an increased appetite
  • Cloudy eyes (especially in dogs)
  • Chronic or recurring infections

If not diagnosed quickly, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, lethargy, and anorexia can occur. Once these symptoms develop, treatment is critical.

Diagnosis of diabetes starts with a simple blood test. If your pet has an increased glucose level, additional tests are typically necessary. Pets with diabetes can lead normal, happy lives once their glucose levels are regulated.

Did you know? The annual wellness testing we recommend screens your pet for diabetes and many other diseases. Early diagnosis and treatment is key!