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Caring for a Dog with Diabetes

The treatment of diabetes in dogs and cats involves regular monitoring of diet, blood sugar levels and insulin levels. This monitoring needs to be done on a daily basis and pet owners obviously cannot be expected to visit a veterinarian every day for the daily dose of  insulin. Understanding the basics of home care helps one manage a diabetic dog effectively. Once the symptoms of diabetes have led to a confirmed diagnosis, the goal of treatment for diabetes is to control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.  Effective control can help your pet lead a comfortable life. On the other hand uncontrolled hyperglycemia (abnormally high blood sugar) can shorten life the pets life span considerably due to complications like kidney disease, retinopathy and arteriosclerosis. Insulin Injections Insulin must be administered at the … Read entire article »

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