Diabetes mellitus can occur in dogs and can lead to the development of cataracts. What is diabetes mellitus and how can it affect the eyes? Diabetes mellitus is a disease complex that is characterised by an increased level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Glucose levels are not only elevated in the blood but also […]
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Diabetes in Cats – is Yours at Risk?
In this article, Veterinary Expert Editor, Dr Susie Coughlan, follows on from her previous introduction to diabetes in dogs and looks at the surprisingly common clinical problem of diabetes mellitus in cats. How common is diabetes in cats? Diabetes mellitus is a relatively common problem in cats. Insulin, produced by specialised cells in the pancreas, […]
by expert Editor, Susie Coughlan on October 30, 2012 category Diabetes, Feline Medical Problems, Weight Loss
Diabetes in Dogs
Diabetes is in the news. It is becoming increasingly common in people and poses a huge problem for healthcare providers. But what about diabetes in dogs and cats? Is it the same as the disease that people suffer from, and is it treated in the same way? What is the outlook for your pet if […]
by expert Editor, Susie Coughlan on September 28, 2012 category Diabetes