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Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Lipidosis) in Diabetic Cats and Dogs

Animals with diabetes mellitus can be vulnerable to various complications of the liver. One of the most common liver conditions found concurrent to diabetes mellitus is hepatic lipidosis, also known as fatty liver disease. While hepatic lipidosis is believed to be more common in cats, it can also be seen in dogs with diabetes.  

Glucose meters made for dogs and cats vs for humans

Whether for humans or for pets, monitoring blood glucose is essential for those with diabetes. Regular monitoring can help you to keep blood glucose in range and to become aware of triggering factors responsible for blood sugar spike or fall. It can also help to detect potentially dangerous conditions, such as hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis. Nowadays, hand-held...

Blood Glucose Curve, a Useful Monitoring Tool to Detect The Somogyi Effect

When you have pets with diabetes, you want to know that the treatments are being effective in controlling their blood glucose. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to tell. There are several recommended methods for monitoring glycemic control. Noting changes in weight or appetite, water intake, and sugar in urine can all be helpful, but not always. Sometimes,...

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia) in diabetic dogs and cats

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is one of the most common complications that can arise in dogs and cats who have diabetes.

UTI (Urinary tract infection) in diabetic dogs

UTI, also known as, urinary tract infection, is one of the most common conditions that diabetic dogs are vulnerable to. Affected dogs present with a wide range of symptoms, from being asymptomatic to expressing great pain upon urination.