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 Canine diabetes
  Recognise the symptoms
Diabetes mellitus, often simply referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.
Diabetes is not restricted to humans - dogs are vulnerable too.
Early diagnosis means more effective treatment, hopefully, before the diabetes affect internal organs.
It is treated by the administering of insulin and you will need to consult your vet in this respect. The dosage of insulin will depend on the animal’s mass as well as the severity of the diabetes.

The symptoms to look out for are:
The dog is listless and suffers from chronic fatigue.
It becomes incontinent and needs to urinate all the time resulting in it drinking a lot of water.
Its appetite increases but it loses weight.
Cataracts may develop.

If you detect any of these symptoms, consult with your vet without delay.
It may save your dog’s life and spare him the debilitating effects of canine diabetes.

Remember ...
Dogs are really people
with short legs in fur
coats!