Controlled Diet for Dog Diabetes
Dog diabetes usually surfaces between ages 7 and 9 and one out of every 10 dogs will suffer from diabetes. It is known that female dogs are more susceptible to diabetes than males because of changes in their hormones. The most common type of diabetes in dogs is diabetes Mellitus.
Insulin is produced in the pancreas and helps to control the level of glucose in the blood. When your dog has diabetes, there is not enough natural insulin produced to slow the glucose production to the bloodstream.
If the level of glucose in the blood gets too high (hyperglycemia), it can reach the kidneys and cause frequent urination. Because your dog is urinating so much, he is likely drinking a lot. It is an annoying cycle that needs to be caught right away.
There is no cure for dog diabetes but it can be managed. If diabetes is left untreated it can lead to serious illness and even death.
Symptoms of diabetes in dogs need to be caught early on to help prevent serious side effects and provide relief for your dog. Remember that your dog cannot tell you what is wrong with him. It is up to you to watch out for abnormal behavior in your dog. Diabetes is very common in dogs, and if it is not treated properly it can lead to coma, paralysis and even death.
There are three different forms of dog diabetes: diabetes Mellitus, diabetes Insipidus and Gestational Diabetes. The most common of the three is diabetes Mellitus, often referred to as the sugar diabetes.
All three forms of diabetes display similar symptoms — with the most common symptoms listed below.
Urinating Noticeably More than Usual
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