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Diabetes in Summerfield

Pet Diabetes Treatment with our Summerfield Veterinarian

Pet diabetes occurs when your pet's blood sugar becomes out of control. Just like humans, pets can develop diabetes that can become life threatening if not corrected through diet and medication. See your veterinarian in Summerfield, NC to learn more. At The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, we can help you get to the bottom of your pet's poor health.

Why Pets Get Diabetes

Most pets are at risk for a number of health problems as they get older. Pets that are diagnosed with diabetes have a more difficult time controlling blood sugar levels. An aging pet, obesity or heredity can all lead to the diagnosis of diabetes. If your pet is diagnosed with Type II diabetes, losing weight may be enough to control blood sugar levels.

Why Pets Need Care If Diabetes Is Suspected

Diabetes can be life-threatening if left untreated. While mild diabetes may not be a big problem, your pet's blood sugar can't remain high for long without causing damage. Your pet could be suffering needlessly if they have untreated diabetes, and it is important to have your pet checked if you are worried, they might be diabetic.

Signs of Diabetes in Pets

There are a number of ways your pet may show signs of diabetes. A lack of energy can indicate blood sugar levels are too low and can't rise because of diabetes. Your pet may also be excessively thirsty or hungry because the body is working hard. You may notice an increase in appetite, yet your pet is losing weight. Some pets will urinate in odd places around the house when they are diabetic, as they have an increased need to urinate and can't always wait. If your pet seems tired, or is losing weight, diabetes could be the problem.

Treatment for Pet Diabetes

Treatment for pet diabetes can include dietary changes, and insulin if necessary, to get blood sugar levels back under control. You will need to have your pet's blood sugar levels monitored if insulin is used for the dose to become optimal. Talk with your veterinarian about your treatment options when it comes to pet diabetes.

Call Your Summerfield Vet Today

If your pet is not feeling well and you suspect pet diabetes, it's time to visit The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt. Call us at (336) 252-2208 and see how a veterinarian in Summerfield can help your pet now.

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