Spotting canine diabetes or feline diabetes is not easy. Why?
Human beings with diabetes often overlook their own symptoms, delaying diagnosis and treatment until after the disease has taken a physical toll.
When it comes to noticing symptoms of diabetes in dogs and/or cats, recognition is even more difficult as pets lack the ability to effectively communicate how they are feeling.
But a delay in diagnosis can allow the disease to advance to the point where it can cause extensive physical damage. Knowing the potential symptoms of feline and canine diabetes can insure your pet gets the help he or she needs before it's too late.
It is natural for dogs and cats to act thirsty in the hot summer months or after rambunctious exercise. However, excessive drinking throughout the day that continues for a number of days may be a sign of feline or canine diabetes. If you notice you are filling the water dish more often, you should have your pet tested for diabetes. Other diseases can also cause an increase in thirst, so consult a holistic veterinarian if you notice excessive drinking.
If your pet is drinking more water, he or she will likely need to go outdoors to urinate more frequently. You may not recognize excessive water intake right away, as it tends to increase gradually. However, you should notice when your pet scratches at the door at greater frequency. If your pet is coming in and out of the house as if through a revolving door, have him or her examined as soon as possible.
Most every pet owner is accustomed to the unappealing odor of warm doggie or kittie breath. If you notice that your pet's breath has sweetened, it may mean that his or her blood sugar levels are off. Although you may appreciate the appealing change in your pet's breath, it could be a sign that something is amiss. Take him or her to the veterinarian for blood tests. An inexpensive "pre-test" option is the Diabetes Home Urine Testing Kit for both dogs and cats
If you notice your dog or cat shivering even though temperatures are relatively warm, it could be a sign of hypoglycemia, also known as low blood sugar. This could potentially be a medical emergency. If you notice your pet shivering for no apparent reason, seek professional help as soon as possible. Your pet may require an insulin injection to stabilize blood sugar levels. Act quickly, or your pet may suffer serious, permanent injury.
Dogs and cats suffering from diabetes may appear very tired and weak most days. If your normally active pet suddenly develops lethargy symptoms over the course of several days, take him or her to your holistic veterinarian to have their blood sugar tested.
Loss of Weight
Too much weight can lead to canine diabetes and feline diabetes. However, sometimes pets will steadily lose weight instead. If your pet is rapidly losing weight, he or she could have diabetes or a more serous illness. Take your dog or cat to the veterinarian without delay for testing to rule out serious diseases.
Many well informed veterinarians (both holistic and conventional)
understand the potentially deadly effects of insulin injections for
feline and canine diabetes. They recommend the natural, organic, herbal
Primalix® Blood-Sugar Balance Herbal Extract - Functional Food DropsTM