Dog Diabetes – Symptoms and Diagnosis
Diabetes in dogs is caused by excessive sugar in the blood stream. The symptoms of diabetes in dogs are insatiable thirst, frequent urge to urinate, tiredness and urge to sleep. Watch this video to learn more about symptoms of diabetes in dogs.
Dog Diabetes – Daily Life
If your dog has been diagnosed with diabetes the next step is managing it. In dogs this involves regular doses of insulin to help reduce the blood sugar level. This will help combat the effects of diabetes such as the urge to urinate and lethargy.
Dog Diabetes – Diet and Exercise
Another important aspect of managing canine diabetes is diet and exercise. Your dog has to be put on a healthy diet to manage his blood glucose level. Regular exercise is also needed. Watch this video to learn more about the importance of diet an exercise in dogs.
Dog Diabetes – How to Give Insulin Injections
It is easy to give your dog an injection. As insulin needs to be refrigerated, retrieve the insulin and roll it in your hands to warm it up and mix the insulin. Next draw the insulin into the syringe. Injecting your pet is easy. Find out more in this video.
Dog Diabetes – How to Monitor Blood Glucose Levels
It is necessary that you regularly monitor your canine friend’s blood glucose level. Once you have gotten all the materials required to carry out the process, start by rubbing the part of the body you wish to inject. This will help increase blood flow. A tiny prick with a little pressure is all that is needed to produce the drop of blood needed for the test. Watch to learn more.
Dog Diabetes – Questions and Answers from a Veterinarian
There are many frequently asked questions on canine diabetes. Canine diabetes mellitus is characterized by decreased amount of insulin in the blood stream. This is similar to type 1 diabetes. Its symptoms are increased hunger, thirst, frequency of urination and increased tiredness. Click on this video to answer all of your questions on canine diabetes.