Canine and Feline Diabetes - Clinical signs

Common clinical signs associated with diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats are:

  1. Polyuria and polyuria and polydipsia
  2. Weight loss despite a good appetite

Polyuria/Polydipsia

Quite often, pet owners visit their veterinarian when their pet is urinating in the house and/or consuming large amounts of water. Although diabetes mellitus is a well-known cause of PUPD, there are many other factors to consider.

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accurate diagnosis in cases of PUPD

Weight loss despite a good appetite (polyphagia)

polyphagia with noticeable weight loss in a pet may cause a concerned pet owner to visit their veterinarian. Although diabetes mellitus is a common diagnosis, other conditions that can also cause these clinical signs should be considered.

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accurate diagnosis in cases of weight loss

Canine and Feline Diabetes-Differentiating Factors