476 Myrtle Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11205 US

(718) 623-3999

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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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10:30 am-5:30 pm


10:30 am-5:30 pm


10:30 am-5:30 pm




10:30 am-5:30 pm


10:30 am-5:30 pm



Phone: (718) 623-3999
476 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11205, US


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Roxy and i loved our experience with Clinton hill, and our doctor was amazing! She explained everything and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this vet clinic!"
    Amanda Hodge
  • "Always excellent professional care. Staff are empathetic towards pets and pet parents. I highly recommend this clinic. My dogs have been under care there for the past eight years."
    Frances Haile
  • "I wish there was a way to give 10 stars. It was the absolute best experience for us and our cats. The guy it the front desk I’m so sorry I forgot your name but he was extremely patient, thorough and took the time to answer every question we had. The doctor was caring and extremely knowledgeable about cats. It was the best experience 10 stars!"
    Brian Bee
  • "This place specializes in creating great relationships with owners and pets. I've been with Dr. Pamela Dendtler since 2003 ! Awesome care and service."
    Diedre Yvonne Gary
  • "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 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"
    Vernell R.

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