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Prescription Insulin for Dogs & Diabetes Medication

Weight loss despite increased appetite and excessive thirst are common symptoms of diabetes in dogs. If you’ve seen these symptoms in your furry friend, your pup may be suffering from diabetes. Dogs with diabetes require a lifelong treatment and special diet accompanied by a good fitness regimen and daily insulin injections. The key is keeping your pup’s blood sugar near normal levels, avoiding levels that are too high or too low as they can be life threatening. If you don’t think you can give your pup daily insulin injections, your veterinarian may prescribe oral medication as an alternative in some cases. Some dogs may be more genetically prone to diabetes while others suffer from an increased risk due to obesity. Consult with your veterinarian to diagnose and prescribe the proper care for your pup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some signs and symptoms that your pup has diabetes include excessive thirst, increased urination, and weight loss despite normal or increased food consumption.

Diabetes in your dog can be a result of a lack of insulin or an “inadequate” biological response to it. Some dogs may be more genetically prone to diabetes while others suffer from increased risk due to obesity.

Dogs with diabetes usually require lifelong treatment and a special diet accompanied by a good fitness regimen and daily insulin injections. The key is keeping your pup’s blood sugar near normal levels and avoiding levels that are too high or too low as they can be life threatening . This will require working closely with your veterinarian for the lifetime of your pet for frequent blood glucose checks and the impact diabetes has on other organs, so your veterinarian will recommend frequent blood testing.

Some veterinarians will prescribe oral medication alternatives for dogs if caregivers are reluctant to inject insulin.

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