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There is a growing epidemic of diabetes in dogs and cats. The reasons are varied and include: pets being overweight, pets eating foods high in carbs and sugars and pets who aren’t getting enough exercise. If pet parents, and/or the dog or cat’s veterinarian recognize the early warning signs, the pet will have a better chance at a healthy, long life.
Dogs and cats can live with diabetes. It may require the pet parent to check the dog or cat’s blood sugar regularly. Dogs and cats with diabetes may also need insulin injections – this would be something the pet parent would need to commit to – just as a human with diabetes must.
Early Warning Signs of Diabetes in your Pet
Your dog or cat can live with diabetes as long as it’s caught early (before too much damage occurs) and as long as you’re diligent in caring for your dog or cat who has been diagnosed.
Nothing in this article should be construed as financial, legal or veterinary advice. Please consult your own advisors for questions relating to your and your pet’s specific circumstances.
1 Pet Insurance offered by MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company (“IAIC”), a Delaware insurance company, headquartered at 485 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022, and Metropolitan General Insurance Company (“MetGen”), a Rhode Island insurance company, headquartered at 700 Quaker Lane, Warwick, RI 02886, in those states where MetGen’s policies are available. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC is the policy administrator authorized by IAIC and MetGen to offer and administer pet insurance policies. MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions LLC was previously known as PetFirst Healthcare, LLC and in some states continues to operate under that name pending approval of its application for a name change. The entity may operate under an alternate, assumed, and/or fictitious name in certain jurisdictions as approved, including MetLife Pet Insurance Services LLC (New York and Minnesota), MetLife Pet Insurance Solutions Agency LLC (Illinois), and such other alternate, assumed, or fictitious names approved by certain jurisdictions.