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
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
Its appetite increases but it loses
Cataracts may develop.
If you detect any of these symptoms, consult with your vet
It may save your dog’s life and spare him the debilitating
effects of canine diabetes.
Dogs are really people
with short legs in fur