Diabetes in Pets: Recognition and Prevention via PetSafe

February 25, 2013

iStock_000020726544Small-199x300Recently, I shared my perspective the health consequences associated with one of the most common metabolic (endocrine) diseases affecting cats and dogs today.  What is this hugely costly and massively life-style altering (for both owner and pet) disease? It’s Diabetes.
Learn more via the article for PetSafe:  Diabetes in Pets: Recognition and Prevention

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TheOldBroad February 28, 2013 at 3:17 PM

“Contemplating our pets’ diabetic potential typically conjures up unappealing images of daily (or twice daily) administration of injectable insulin ”

Honestly, once you get used to the regimen, it’s not really too bad. Of course, being the obsessive person I am, add glucose testing prior to each and every insulin injection. I also do BG curves at home.

It’s not something I relish, but considering the small amount of time invested against the benefit to the critter, it’s not a big deal.

Patrick Mahaney March 31, 2013 at 11:18 PM

That’s a very good point about the process we people get used to in providing the insulin injection to cats.
Yet, having practiced emergency medicine for many years, I’d rater not see any cats become diabetic in the first place! It’s too easy for insulin to be administered inappropriately and cause the cat to enter a diabetic crisis (hypoglycemia, etc).
Thank you for your comments,
Dr. PM

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