Diabetes in Dogs

Detection and Diagnosis

Attention to Details

No one knows your dog better than you do. Diabetes can cause visible changes in your dog’s behaviour and health. It is important that your dog is thoroughly examined by a vet at least once a year. For dogs at risk, more frequent visits may be advised.

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Signs of Canine Diabetes

Knowing the signs of diabetes is the first step in protecting your dog’s health. If any of these signs apply to your pet, bring your dog to your vet for a checkup:

Urinates frequently or large amounts

Drinks a lot of water

Always hungry

Weight loss

Cloudy eyes

Sleeps more or is less active

“I was going out to pee a lot. I didn’t think it was
a big deal, but Sugar told me to go to the vet –
best decision ever!”

A Visit to Your Veterinary Practice

If your dog shows signs of diabetes, your vet will ask about them, and check your dog’s general health to rule out the possibility of other conditions or infections.

Your vet will test your dog for the presence of glucose and ketones in the urine and high levels of glucose in the blood. The diagnosis only becomes definite when glucose is found both in the urine and at a high level in the blood.

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