Diabetes has become an increasingly common health concern for our pets. Owners should be aware of the signs of feline and canine diabetes so that a quick diagnosis can be made and proper treatment can begin before too much damage has occurred.
The top 10 signs that your pet might have diabetes are
- increased thirst
- increased urination
- a greater than normal appetite
- weight loss
- recurrent urinary tract infections
- a history of obesity (primarily in cats)
- a poor quality coat
- cloudy eyes
Treatment of diabetes in dogs and cats typically includes insulin injections and changes in diet and lifestyle. If your pet has any of the above symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.