Sunday, 30 March 2008

Diabetes in Cats and Dogs

As with people, the incidence of diabetes in cats and dogs is increasing. There are 4 main goals in controlling diabetes in cats: Control Thirst: In general, a diabetic cat that is drinking approximately 30-70 mls of water per kg of body weightin a 24-hour period at home is usually well controlled.

Some of the country's leading experts in feline diabetes have got together to help you learn about diabetes in cats and how it's treated. The most common causes of diabetes in cats are obesity, pancreatitis, or immune mediated damage of the pancreatic beta cells. It turns out that the loss of the use of the back legs is a symptom of diabetes in cats. Additionally, diabetes in cats is not a deeply studied subject.

Type 1 diabetes in dogs and cats is very similar to juvenile diabetes in people. Do not be bashful with your dog or cat's veterinarian if you do not understand the how, why, and when of managing diabetes in dogs and cats.

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