Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

As a pet owner, it is important to know that pets can develop diabetes at any stage in their life. Diabetes mellitus is a serious medical condition in which a pet’s body cannot control blood sugar levels due to problems with insulin production or function.1

Paw Pattern

Types of Diabetes

Be aware, that there are two major types of diabetes in dogs and cats, Type 1 and Type 2.

1. Banfield Pet Hospital. State of Pet Health: 2016 Report. Available from https://www.banfield.com/Banfield/media/PDF/Downloads/soph/Banfield-State-of-Pet-Health-Report-2016.pdf
2. Diabetes in Dogs: Type 1 vs. Type 2, Retrieved from https://www.petmd.com/dog/general-health/diabetes-dogs-type-1-vs-type-2 2019. Aug 13