Diabetes is on the rise in our society in humans, and in pets. Statistics show that 9.4% of cats and 3.8% of dogs have diabetes*! Pets with diabetes cannot produce or utilize insulin, which means that their bodies don’t convert food into energy properly. The extra sugar left in the blood leads to lethargy and other health problems.
Does My Pet Have Diabetes? Diabetes PetCare Alliance has a quiz that helps you find out if your pet has signs of diabetes. Take the quiz, and call us for the next steps.
What If My Pet Is Diagnosed? Diabetes cannot be cured, but with proper treatment and monitoring, your pet can live a long, happy life. In honor of Pet Diabetes Month, our patients diagnosed with diabetes during November and December can receive a Free Diabetes Management Kit through our partnership with the Diabetes PetCare Alliance. The kits includes the first 10 mL vial of Vetsulin® (porcine insulin zinc suspension), a Glucose Monitoring System, and a free one 6-pound bag of Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets DM Dietetic Management® Feline Formula or Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Fiber Balance® Dry Formula. And yes, that’s at no charge!
I Have More Questions! There’s a lot to learn about diabetes. To help you, the PetCare Alliance has a series of FAQ’s for dogs and for cats.
Of course, we’re here as well. Rebecca is actually a AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator and would be happy to answer your questions. Remember, the free Diabetes Management Kit is available for new diabetic patients identified in November and December, so if you have any concerns at all, now is the time to get your pet assessed.
*Data from Vetsulin.com.