What is it?
A lack of available insulin in the body, leading to high blood glucose levels.
Diabetes occurs when the body stops making or responding to insulin-a hormone that controls the amount of sugar in the blood.
If left untreated Diabetes can cause very serious problems and can even be fatal.
- Has your pet started drinking a lot of water?
- Has your pet started urinating more frequently – this can include accidents in the house
- Have they recently lost weight?
- Does your pet seem lethargic and lifeless?
- Has your pet started Vomiting?
If your pet has the above symptoms and you are concerned that your pet has diabetes please call us at the surgery to arrange an appointment with the Vet.
When the body has difficulty in using digested sugar as energy, the high sugar levels in the blood result in sugar and lots of water being passed out in the urine.
One way to test this is to use a glucose urine strip. This shows whether sugar is being excreted in the urine and only takes a few seconds for a result.
Call into the practice to collect your FREE glucose test and make sure your pet is not suffering from diabetes.
If you think your pet may be diabetic or you have any queries regarding diabetes please call us at the surgery.
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If you are worried about Diabetes outside of our opening hours please see our ‘Out of hours’ page for emergency contact details