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Celebrate Pet Diabetes Month

Welcome the Pet Diabetes Month. What? Never heard of it? How will you? Are you a pet owner? Yes, still haven’t heard about it. Pretty sad, but today you are reading and also gaining the knowledge that you should have in the past years. Yes, November in the pet’s calendar is marked as the celebration of Pet Diabetes Month. It was as the name suggests for itself, recognized as this to spread the awareness about the health hazards that Diabetes possess in the pets.

November is Pet Diabetes Month

Some of you might not even know that pets suffer from diabetes also. You must be thinking how is it possible that the pets even when they can’t eat sweets, suffer with such a chronic disease. However, for your information, Diabetes is not caused due to eating sweets; it is a result of lack of insulin production in the body or due to the inability to perform its functions adequately.  Like humans have type 1 and type 2 diabetes so does the pets. While Type 1 is commonly observed in dogs, type 2 largely affects the cats.

The most common signs of a diabetic pet are:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Weakness
  • Excessive huger
  • Lethargy
  • Poor coat condition
  • Loss of weight

Many a times, a certain breed of dog is more vulnerable to obtaining diabetes like the Samoyed,
Cairn terrier, Schnauzer, Australian terrier, Dachshund, poodle, Beagle, and Bichon Frise. The female dogs are more likely to develop diabetic condition than male dogs. While in the cats, it is the vice-versa. Diabetes is commonly observed in older pets while it is mostly uncommon to witness such chronic disease in younger pets.

One of the most crucial factors that play a vital role in development of this disease especially in USA is obesity. Obesity and over-weight reasons are marked as 60% shareholders for diabetic pets.

Although, there has been not found a cure for diabetes till now but, managing diabetes and managing pets suffering from diabetes is essential. To begin with, avoid your pet getting obese or over-weight. Not only obesity causes diabetes in pets but also various other harmful health conditions like arthritis. Being a responsible pet-parent you must learn how and when to administer insulin. Managing food timings along with insulin provision with a tinge of exercises will efficiently help you and your pet in indulging in the lifestyle of being diabetic.

So, celebrate the month of November not just with the joyous festivals but also by inculcating the knowledge about Pet Diabetes.

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