Despite your best efforts, your pet may get diabetes. The good news is that you can help manage their condition with nutrition. Bring them to us at Trinity Pet Hospital in Laguna Hills, CA, so that our veterinarian can conduct a pet exam and determine the best course of action.
Signs of Diabetes in Pets
A lot of signs may mimic those of people. They include:
• Drinking a lot more water than usual and frequent urination
• Excessive weight loss even with regular eating
• Loss of appetite
• Cloudy eyes
• Recurring infections
These signs can also possibly indicate other conditions, so bring your pet to our veterinarian to confirm the diagnosis of diabetes.
There are a variety of ways to manage your pet's diabetes, including:
• Glucose monitoring
• Tailored nutrition
There are specific foods that are formulated for diabetic animals. This can help them regulate their blood sugar and feel better. Just like people, there are things that diabetic pets should avoid eating, at least in high quantities.
If you combine dieting with the other activities and monitoring, then you should be able to help your pet manage his condition.
You can monitor your pet's behavior and see if there are any drastic changes. If your pet’s symptoms start to get worse, it may be a good idea to bring him back in for a check up to make sure something hasn’t gone wrong.
Diabetes is far from a death sentence for your cat or dog. It can be managed with the right food and monitoring. Veterinary care can be important, though. We are here to help make sure that both you and your pets are happy.
Get a Pet Exam, Pet Wellness, and Nutrition Advice from Our Veterinarian
At Trinity Pet Hospital, we are ready to help the pets of Laguna Hills, CA. We can provide pet wellness care and help with all kinds of conditions, including diabetes. Contact us today for an appointment. Call us at (949) 768-1314 for a pet exam, pet wellness, and nutrition advice from our veterinarian.