During November (Pet Diabetes Awareness Month), Dr. Terry and our team at Suburban Veterinary Clinic in Maple Heights want to remind pet owners about the disease and available treatments. Your pet can live a happy, healthy life with the proper veterinary care and management. Let’s learn a bit more about this disease and how we can help.
Symptoms of Pet Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition that affects humans and several other species. Diabetes occurs when your cat or dog's body does not make enough insulin, stops producing it, or has an irregular response to insulin. These are some symptoms to note regarding diabetes in pets:
- Excessive thirst
- Increased urination
- Weight loss
- Increased appetite
Diagnosis of Pet Diabetes
After a comprehensive physical examination and an evaluation of your pet’s symptoms, our veterinarian may require further testing and blood work before making a proper diagnosis. We will discuss a treatment plan and therapies if your pet is diagnosed with diabetes. Fortunately, there are ways to manage this condition and its symptoms.
Pets at Risk for Pet Diabetes
Every pet is at risk of diabetes. However, certain conditions can increase the risk. It is helpful to know what to look for in your pet’s health. These are a few things that can increase your pet’s risk:
- Chronic or repeated pancreatitis
- Steroid medication
- Cushing’s Disease
- Autoimmune disorders
Treating Pet Diabetes
At Suburban Veterinary Clinic, we are committed to providing the highest quality care and ground-breaking technology to treat your pet. Our caring staff will treat your pet as their own and work diligently to improve your pet’s health, reduce pain, and help it live a long and happy life. A few ways we treat pet diabetes include:
- Weight management
- Diet and supplements
Treat Your Pet’s Diabetes in Maple Heights, OH
Don’t wait to have your pet diagnosed and begin diabetes treatment. Catching and treating it during the early stages is vital to getting it under control, managing it efficiently, and prolonging your pet’s active lifestyle. While there is no cure for diabetes, there are treatments that can alleviate the potentially devastating effects. Call our team at Suburban Veterinary Clinic today at (216) 662-6117 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.