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Diabetes is not limited to just humans. Our furry loved ones can also be suffering with this deadly disease. In honor of National Pet Diabetes month here is a list of clinical signs of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Inappropriate urination
  • Weight loss (most commonly over the back), despite an overweight body condition
  • Increased hunger
  • Increased “whiteness” of the lens of the eye due to cataracts
  • Blindness
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Poor skin condition (like excessive dandruff or an oily hair coat)

Make sure to take your pet in for their yearly check up and stay attuned to what is going on with them on a regular basis. Speak to your vet and read up on this issue.