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