Although it might be more known as a human disease, Type 1 diabetes can strike pups too. It remains unknown what causes the disease in fur balls, but female pups and obese pups are at a higher risk.
It is also common in older pups, and sometimes breeds and genetics can play a role in the risk factor. Do research on your own pups to see their chances, and then take precautions as necessary. It’s important to identify possible symptoms of diabetes in your fur ball friends. One of the easiest symptoms to spot is an excessive hunger or thirst, accompanied by more frequent urination which might also result in accidents by even the most house-trained pups.
You may also notice signs of weight loss in your pups, despite their increased food intake. One of the symptoms of the later stages of diabetes is vomiting. Some fur balls might even entirely stop eating. They may also experience lethargy or depression at an unusually high rate. If you spot these symptoms in your pups, send them to a veterinarian immediately.
If your pup does have diabetes, treatment is still available. The type of treatments will differ depending on your fur ball’s specific situation, but there are some general ones. Take insulin, for example. Most pups with diabetes will require insulin doses to be taken as prescribed. Veterinarians are also likely to set a strict regime of diet and exercise for your pup. Calorie intake will be regulated, and high fiber foods are often a must. Make sure to follow what is prescribed!
If you found this informative, do give it a like and share away!
Feature Image Source: Pixabay