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Pet Diabetes Awareness Month With The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt

Taking your pet to a veterinarian for routine checkups is the best way to ensure medical problems are handled appropriately and in a timely manner. Pet Diabetes is a condition that comes with many symptoms that inflict pets with discomfort or pain. Bring your dog or cat to The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield NC for regular evaluations to help check for this condition as necessary. Here is some information about Pet Diabetes to read over so you understand more about this medical problem.

Why A Pet Can Get Diabetes

There are many different reasons why a cat or dog would contract diabetes during their lifetime. Some breeds are more prone to this condition. A pet that has difficulty with their weight or that has been fed a poor diet for their body size could easily start displaying diabetic symptoms. Diabetes often inflicts pets that are older in age. It is caused by the inability for the kidneys to properly regulate fluids in the body.

Signs That Your Pet May Have Diabetes

There are a few signs that mean it is time to bring your pet to our veterinarian for a checkup to see if they are dealing with diabetes. Most animals will have increased thirst as well as an increase in urine output because of drinking more water. They may also seem hungrier more often than normal. Even though their appetite increases, they may lose weight. Cloudy eyes and lethargy are also signs of diabetes.

Why It Is Important To See Our Veterinarian If Symptoms Are Noticed

It is extremely important that an appointment with our veterinarian is made if you suspect your pet has diabetes. It is likely your cat is suffering from a great deal of discomfort if they are indeed inflicted with this condition. Our veterinarian will determine whether insulin or other medications will help to keep your pet comfortable.

Schedule An Appointment With The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt Today!

If you want to have your pet assessed, contact The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt in Summerfield NC to make an appointment. Call us today at (336) 643-2229 today.


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  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
    Erin H
  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
    Avery C