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Pet Diabetes

Our Brooklyn Veterinarian Offers Help for Pet Diabetes

At Clinton Hill Animal Clinic, our veterinary staff provides guidelines and recommendations for our pet patients who suffer from diabetes. Diabetes is oftentimes one of those silent diseases that can go undetected if not careful. Our veterinarian ensures a comprehensive checkup and diagnosis if we sense your pet is on track to develop symptoms of diabetes during our initial consultation. Obtaining a health history is important.

Clinton Hill Animal Clinic provides all aspects of pet wellness services, surgery, flea & tick prevention, and whatever else your beloved fur family member needs to maintain a life of well-being and positive health. Whenever we receive a pet patient who has all the symptoms of diabetes, we go above and beyond with our care to avoid any further complications associated with diabetes and get them on proper medication, diet, and exercise to give them relief.

With proper information and thorough care from our hospital and veterinary staff, we can make certain your animal experiences topnotch service.


Symptoms, causes, and treatment

The symptoms of diabetes boil down to the glucose-insulin connection in your pet. In dogs, there is insulin-deficiency diabetes where your pet isn't producing enough insulin, therefore the pancreas is either damaged or not functioning properly. This is the most common form of diabetes and requires daily insulin shots to replace missing insulin.

Insulin-resistant diabetes occurs when your animal is producing some insulin, yet their body isn't using it properly. The cells aren't responding to the insulin and glucose isn't being administered out of the blood and into their cells. We see and treat this type of diabetes more in our senior and obese canines.

Symptoms range from loss of appetite, lack of energy, depressed attitude, vomiting, weight loss, excessive thirst, increased urination, and increased appetite. While not every animal experiences all of the symptoms, the more diabetes goes untreated, the worse it becomes.

Causes of diabetes include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Obesity
  • Genetics
  • Other health conditions
  • Cushing's disease
  • Steroid medications

Treatment of diabetes at our Brooklyn clinic involve dietary and exercise recommendations, and prescribed insulin injections for under your pet's skin. We teach you how to give them a daily shot, and definitely make you aware that it's not as difficult as it sounds, for either you or your pet.

Contact Our Veterinarian Today!

Our veterinarian will help you and your pet manage this chronic illness and restore vitality to their lives!

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  • "To Dr Dendtler and Staff, I cant begin to tell you how impressed I am with the loving care you have given to my cat Baxter, before and after the much needed surgery. Baxter is so pleased with the outcome; he goes around purring all day."
    Thanks again. -Estelle P.
  • "Dear Pamella, We want to thank all of you so much, not only for the loving care and consideration you showed us last Thursday when we had to say goodbye to Gericho but also for all the years of check-ups and other crisis' that we went through with him. We know it was your good efforts that allowed him to live a full and vigorous 16 years that gave us so much pleasure. Please know that we have always found your staff to be so courteous and helpful all these years."
    Thank you. -Cathy W.
  • "Dear Dr. Dendtler, You were very thorough and caring in treating Buddy. You explained clearly how to protect my dog. I have been to many clinics but you are the best. You were very professional and compassionate. Buddy and I are very grateful. Thanks ever so much to you and your staff."
    John L.
  • "Hi Dr Dendtler, Thank you so very much for fixing my eye. I can see clearly now…I can see all obstacles in my way! Love Vernell R"
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