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Diabetes Complications In Dogs And Cats: Diabetes Ketoacidosis (dka)

Unfortunately, we veterinarians are seeing an increased prevalence of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. This is likely due to the growing prevalence of obesity (secondary to inactive lifestyle, a high carbohydrate diet, lack of exercise, etc.). So, if you just had a dog or cat diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, what do you do? First, we encourage you to take a look at these articles for an explanation of the disease: Diabetes Mellitus (Sugar Diabetes) in Dogs Once you have a basic understanding of diabetes mellitus (or if you already had one), this article will teach you about life-threatening complications that can occur as a result of the disease; specifically, I discuss a life-threatening condition called diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) so that you know how to help prevent it! What is DKA? When diabetes goes undiagnosed, or when it is difficult to control or regulate, the complication of DKA can occur. DKA develops because the body is so lacking in insulin that the sugar can’t get into the cells -- resulting in cell starvation. Cell starvation causes the body to start breaking down fat in an attempt to provide energy (or a fuel source) to the body. Unfortunately, these fat breakd Continue reading >>

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  1. Glad2behere

    0 Need help,
    We are sitting here at work and CANNOT recall the medical term for "fruity breath".
    If any of you are logged on right now and can help us please post....
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    Nicole

  2. nograd

    Hey Glad....
    Thanks for the quick responce...one more question for ya...
    Is there another name for it? maby one they aren't using very often? I thought I remembered something in nursing school that started with either a K or an F.??? I am going nuts trying to figure it out...
    Thanks
    Nicole

  3. tonnym

    Need help,
    We are sitting here at work and CANNOT recall the medical term for "fruity breath".
    If any of you are logged on right now and can help us please post....
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    Nicole

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