Recognizing and Managing Diabetes in Pets

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Diabetes is a complex disease affecting how your pet’s body uses glucose. This sugar gives the body the energy it needs to function, but it requires insulin to help it do its job. When a pet has diabetes, the insulin isn’t working as it should, which can lead to an energy starvation situation.

If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health problems like blindness and organ failure. So as your dog or cat gets older, it’s essential to watch for diabetes symptoms in pets. 

The team at Bayside Animal Hospital shares the top five signs to watch out for when it comes to diabetic pets.