Dogs, Cats and Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus

DIABETES MELLITUS IN DOGS AND CATS

Diabetes in the dog and cat and the treatment for diabetes mellitus are interesting and challenging topics. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disorder where the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. (There is another dissimilar disease called Diabetes Insipidus that is associated with the pituitary gland.) Each case seems to be different, and regulating the diabetic dog or cat so that their blood glucose levels are as normal as possible is vitally important. The real problem with a diabetic dog or cat is that even in the presence of sugar (glucose) in the blood stream, something interferes with the entry of that sugar into the body’s cells where it is required for the life sustaining energy of those cells. With no sugar in the cells, the cell dies in a very short period of time.

A highly complicated disease entity, diabetes has been classified according to what pathway of energy metabolism has been disrupted. Fortunately with Diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats most cases can be treated successfully with Insulin injections.

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  1. John
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    I HAVE TWO DOGS BOTH IN GOOD HEALTH, MY FRIEND JULIE HAD A DOG WITH DIABETES, I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ANIMAL HAVENIG DIABETES BEFORE. JULIE MADE A WEB SITE TO HELP OTHER OWNERS WHO HAS A DOG OR CAT WITH DIABETES. YOU CAN CONTACT JULIE TO ASK HOW SHE COPED IN THE BEGINNING. YOU CAN ALSO SEND PICTURES OF YOU PET THAT CAN BE PUBLISHED ON HER WEB SITE.
    TAKE A LOOK

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