Prevention is about peace of mind – the kind that comes from knowing that you are proactively monitoring the health and wellness of the pets you love. Banfield would love to partner with you in the ongoing care of your pet.
Optimum Wellness Plans® are yearly packages of discounted services that make proactive pet health care easy and affordable.
I recommend that you talk to your local veterinarian about this question. Some of the behaviors or symptoms of disease can vary depending on your individual pet and how well the diabetes is controlled. In general, the biggest thing to keep an eye out for is low blood sugar. This can present a few different ways including severe lethargy, confusion, collapsing, or even seizures. If you see any of these signs, you need to take him into see a veterinarian immediately. Your vet may recommend a source of quick glucose for you to have on hand if this occurs. Other potential things to watch for include increased thirst, increased urination, vomiting, and not wanting to eat. If you see any of these signs, your vet should know about them but it is not an emergency like the low blood sugar. Diabetes in dogs is also associated with cataracts so you may notice consolidation or haziness in the lens of both eyes or even decreased vision. For recommendations specific to your pet your local vet will be your best resource since they know your pet’s medical history.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
Contact your nearest Banfield Pet Hospital to schedule an appointment today.
When it comes to your pet's health, there's no such thing as a dumb question. Search questions real clients have submitted to our popular Ask a Vet Q&A series, and then submit a question of your own.
Fields marked "*" are required.