Has your pet been acting a little differently lately? It could be diabetes.
November is Pet Diabetes Awareness month and diabetes is on the rise in our pets. Many of the cases are lifestyle related. Adult onset diabetes (Type II) is the most common type of diabetes in pets.
1. Increased Urination – With an increase in blood sugar your pet’s body will attempt to flush it out by urinating.
2. Increased Thirst – Because your pet is urinating more, it will be more thirsty.
3. Increased Appetite – When the body fails to process food normally, your pet might try to compensate by eating more food.
4. Weight Loss – Even though your pet will be eating more its body isn’t processing the food, so your pet will begin to lose weight.
5.- With the failure to turn sugars into energy your pet will become tired and lethargic. If they are unable or uninterested in their usual activities it could be a sign of diabetes.
These are just a few of the symptoms of diabetes. Read more diabetes symptoms at Mercola.com: Nine Signs Your Pet Could Have Diabetes
If you think your pet could have diabetes, please take them to your veterinarian. Diabetes is very treatable in pets, either with medication or controlled diet. It is no longer the death sentence it used to be.