As age catches on, our beloved babies feel the pinch. Numerous health concerns arise due to the age and stage of your pet. One such health issue is Diabetes.
It is mostly prevalent in senior dogs and cats. But there is a possibility of it getting detected in young-lings or in pregnant pets. Although, there is hope. It can be kept under control when the pet is diagnosed at an early stage by the veterinarian.
What is the risk to pets?
Diabetes in dogs and cats can occur at any age; however dogs are susceptible to diabetes even from an age as young as 4 to 14 years. In cats the chances of them being diagnosed with diabetes is around six years and above.
The ratio of diabetes occurring in female dogs is twice as much as the males.
Symptoms of diabetes in pets:
It is imperative for all pet parents to look out for the following signs in their pets,
- Increase in intake of water
- Excess urination
- Weight loss, even though their appetite is good or increased.
- Decreased appetite
- Cloudy eyes or tiredness
- Reoccurring infections (urine, skin infections etc.)
Team NewsOnPets hopes, pet parents are alert when it comes to their pet’s dietary requirements and food consumption. It can result to adversities at a later stage. With adequate care and attention, one can ensure their pets lead a healthier lifestyle and enjoy the senioritis!
Rutuja is a food and coffee connoisseur in her free time. She is an animal enthusiast and a shopaholic. Occasionally, she enjoys teaching and taking up new courses to better her skills.