Top 10 symptoms of diabetes in dogs
Symptoms of diabetes in dog are easily noticeable if you observe their behavioral pattern closely.
1. Change in his usual appetite. Due to the fact that your dog’s body does not get all their much needed glucose even if they are eating normally, it will make your dog more hungry and will result to an increased in appetite. However, while an increased in appetite is evident during early stages …show more content…
Weight loss. Despite the fact that there might be an increased in appetite during the early stage of diabetes, a sudden weight loss may still occur. Weight loss happens because a dog with diabetes often has an increased metabolism.
5. Fruity breath. Since the body does not make enough insulin, the cells do not receive the glucose that they need for daily activities. Once this occurs, the body will result to plan B to supply for energy requirements. This plan B is to burn fat. When fats are being burned in the place of sugar, this produces ketones. Ketones will build-up in the urine and blood of your dog. As the ketone levels become higher, it will cause bad breath to your dogs.
6. Dehydration. Dehydration is one of the dog diabetes symptoms. Diabetes and dehydration is linked in a way that when there is an increased in the blood sugar levels for a prolonged period of time, the kidneys will remove some of these excess glucose through urine making your dog urinate frequently (here comes polyuria). As the kidneys filter the blood through urination, water are also removed from the blood. If this water is not replenished well enough, dehydration will occur. It is important that you take note your dog’s water level intake to ensure that he is drinking well-enough to compensate for the fluids that he may have lost to prevent the occurrence of …show more content…
You do not want to wait for the disease to advanced to a later stage since it will only complicate the matter and make treatments more difficult. Common treatments for diabetes in dogs include the following:
• Changing diet. Your veterinarian will recommend what the best type of diet for your dog is. Usually, this diet will include good quality sources of protein, fober and complex carbs. A low fat diet may also be recommended.
• More on exercise. To help control spikes in glucose levels, get your dog to maintain a moderate and consistent exercise routine. This will tremendously help with his diabetic treatement.
• Insulin injection shots. Insulin shots are very important for the treatement of diabetes among dogs. Normally, your dog will require daily shots of insulin. Even if it requires shot of injections, owners can administer teh medication on their own homes. If you are unsure how to do it, you can ask your dog’s vet to show the process to you.
• Glucose monitoring at home. This is an important part of the treatment of diabetes among canines. Monitoring the glucose levels of dog will ensure that there are no spikes of glucose and you will know whether you have controlled the disease or