Diabetic Dogs

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Dog Diabetes is actually quite a common problem

Dogs can suffer from diabetes as well as humans.  In fact some studies show that 1 in 400 dogs may be diabetic.

Symptoms of Dog Diabetes

The symptoms of dog diabetes is similar to those symptoms in humans.  Symptoms develop over a series of weeks:

  • Weight loss or gain
  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Increased appetite (or no appetite at all)
  • Visual problems including cataracts develop

Test for dog diabetes

Dog urine can be checked using keto/glucose strips or a pet glucometer.

Obviously treating a dog with diabetes will have medical costs.  However, without treatment, it could be fatal.

About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.