Diabetes Mellitus in Evansville
Diagnosis & Treatment Options
Diabetes mellitus results from the pancreas’s inability to regulate insulin, causing abnormally high blood sugar levels. Though it is generally mostly associated with humans, your pets can also get diabetes. For more information on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus in your dog or cat, call us to speak to one of our experienced team members.
Signs & Symptoms
Common signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus in your dog or cat include:
- Pet is excessively thirsty and urinating more than normal
- Weight loss despite an increase in appetite
- Traces of glucose in urine
How is Diabetes Mellitus Treated in Animals?
Just as with humans, the first step in treating diabetes is to stabilize and get the blood sugar under control. After a thorough examination and appropriate labs, one of our veterinarians will typically prescribe daily insulin shots and a regimented diet. Once the blood sugar is brought under control, your pet should return to normal provided you follow the daily insulin and feeding schedule.