Monday, March 26, 2012

Diabetes in Pets

Info on Diabetes in Pets

It is not only the human kind that can develop diabetes.
Even our beloved pets, no matter how well we care for them,
can develop diabetes,But if caught in time can be treated.

This is often a scary situation for the pet owner and the
first question that is usually asked of the veterinarian is,
can diabetes in pets be treated or will i have to put it to sleep?

Of course this is a difficult issue and the answer may vary
on the overall age and health of your be-love pet.

Many older pets that are diagnosed with diabetes go on to
live many more happy years, but this takes commitment and
 a daily routine of proper care for your pet.

Diabetic cats and dogs can live just as long as perfectly
healthy pet if the diabetes is diagnosed and treated
properly by both the veterinarian and the owner.

This takes great commitment from the owner. Pets must be
cared for and watched after with a high level of care and

There can be no feeding the cat and forgetting until the
next day. There is no leaving the pet along to go on a
trip. Every day your pet will need medication, fed a proper
diet and his activity will need to be supervised closely.

This will not mean you will have to give up your job and
stay home full time with your pet, but it does mean you
will have to pay more attention to what his behavior is and
know what to do if the situation should happen to change.

You should maintain diabetic kit for your pet that should
contain some Insulin with matching insulin syringes and
a container for used syringes.You will also need glucose test strips,
ke-tone test strips and collection device for urine sample.
For low blood glucose episodes maple syrup or corn syrup is best.

Attaching a medical alert tag to your pets collar to that lets others know
that your pet takes insulin for diabetes is also a great idea.Ask your about
special food and treats you can give them.

It is also more of a financial obligation to have a sick
pet.Diabetes in pets should be discussed in great length
with your vet before you make your final decision.