Diabetes Signs And
   Symptoms of Poor Control

Detecting Diabetes

Free Fact-Sheets

Sign up to receive our FREE fact-sheets packed full of helpful information about canine diabetes signs and symptoms. Simply enter your name and email address to be sent all the latest news, lots of tips and new recipe ideas for your dog.

Your Name :
Email Address :
Your Privacy Is Respected
Your Details will be kept private


Canine First-Aid Handbook

Do you know how to administer
First-aid to your dog?

Many pet injuries only require basic treatment on the part of the owner but sometimes ascertaining what may be minor and what might be a more serious diagnosis is not always as straight forward.
Canine First-Aid Info

Did you know that as many as 50% of cases Vets see were, preventable?

Get More Info...


Many Thanks

"I wanted to thank you for all of your support and information that you have provided us over the past months. Brandy
In May of 2008, Bailey our border collie member of our family, was diagnosed with diabetes. She was 8 years old at that time.

Once again, thank you for all of the work you do in educating pet owners on this terrible disease."

Erwin & Joyce Berg
Chilliwack, B.C.
Canada

FREE Toolbar

Get our free customizable toolbar to help you search and stay in touch.
No Spyware or Adware.
Toolbar powered by Conduit
Dog on a chair

Canine Diabetes
Signs and Symptoms.

Diabetes in dogs is not uncommon and yet the first time many people are even aware that dogs can suffer from diabetes is when a pet of theirs, or a friend's pet, is diagnosed with diabetes.

Whilst there is no outright cure to diabetes in dogs, it can be controlled and our helpful guide give lots of useful information to help you and your pet to lead a near normal life.

Canine Diabetes Types

There are 3 forms of Canine Diabetes. They are Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Insipidus and Gestational Diabetes. Although all three types of Diabetes occur, Diabetes Mellitus is by far the most common. The use of insulin and canine diabetes prescribed food is often the only method available to enable control of your dog's diabetes once the disease has taken hold.

Diabetes Insipidus is an abnormal increase in urine output, fluid intake and often thirst. It causes symptoms such as urinary frequency because the urine output is not concentrated normally and instead of being a yellow color, the urine is pale, colorless or watery in appearance and the measured concentration (osmolality or specific gravity) is low.

Diabetes Insipidus resembles diabetes mellitus because the symptoms of both diseases are increased urination and thirst. However, in every other respect, including the causes and treatment, the diseases are completely unrelated.

Diabetes Mellitus in dogs. The symptoms become worse as the disease progresses so the sooner it is diagnosed the better to avoid complications. It is a disorder where their bodies are deficient in the production of insulin or insensitive to it. Insulin is produced by the pancreas and helps regulate blood concentrations of glucose.

Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus are:

High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) develop because the animal’s body is unable to break down and use glucose properly. This inability causes sugar to appear in the urine (glucosuria) that in turn causes an excessive amount of urination (polyuria). To compensate for the increase in urination the dog must drink an excessive amount (polydipsia). Another common side effect of diabetes mellitus is weight loss in a dog despite eating normally or even having an increased appetite.

Gestational Diabetes occurs in female dogs during pregnancy when her body does not produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it produces correctly. Gestational diabetes has the same symptoms as Diabetes Mellitus and is treated similarly.


Diabetes Mellitus Early detection and diagnosis of your dog having diabetes can save you a lot of anguish, not to mention money.

Diabetes mellitus, also known as sugar diabetes, can be a progressive disease, particularly if it is not diagnosed early enough or controlled properly.

The more progressive the diabetes, the more risk there is of complications, like liver and kidney infections or even failure.
Read More...

Help My Dog Is Diabetic If you have only recently  discovered that your pet has diabetes and that he or she will need insulin injections every day for the rest of their lives and that YOU HAVE TO ADMINISTER them! – RELAX.

Our Helpful Guide is just what you need to show you exactly what is entailed and offer real practical advice from experts and owners of diabetic pets alike.

Diabetes InsipidusDiabetes Insipidus resembles diabetes mellitus because the symptoms of both diseases are increased urination and thirst. However, in every other respect, including the causes and treatment, the diseases are completely unrelated.

Sometimes diabetes insipidus is referred to as "water" diabetes to distinguish it from the more common diabetes mellitus or "sugar" diabetes.
Read More...

I Cannot Inject My Dog. Vets often hear this from their clients, and they will do all that they can to help. Administering insulin is only part of the story, and dog owners soon get used to this.

Treatment consists of constant monitoring and diet control in conjunction with insulin.

Our comprehensive guide shows several tips to help you to create a routine and is packed with lots of useful information.

Gestational Diabetes. Gestational Diabetes occurs in a female dog that is pregnant and her body does not produce enough insulin or cannot use the insulin it produces correctly. This diabetes has the same symptoms as Diabetes Mellitus. Treatment is with diet and exercise and/or with insulin injections. Prognosis is very good as this diabetes usually goes away after the dog gives birth.
Read More...

Diabetic Dog Treats Vets will recommend that once you dog is diagnosed with diabetes, they should not be given treats. There are no dog treats on the market that are specifically designed for diabetic dogs, but it may still be possible to treat your loved one, although only under strict controls. Our Canine Recipe Books contain some great tried and tested recipes to enable you to make your own dog food and doggie treats. Recipe Books

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional