Dogs and cats may have diabetes like humans. As these can try and maintain a healthy and sustainable life. The challenge of diabetes is to detect in time and assume that we should try our pet’s life.
Diabetes is the lack or deficiency of transfer of sugar (glucose) in the blood to the tissues, causing a dangerous increase in blood glucose and a lack of this in the tissues. The hormone responsible for transporting glucose from blood to tissues is insulin.
Deficiency or absence of this hormone is which can cause two types of diabetes.
- Type 1 diabetes:
It occurs when there is no or the insulin produced by the pancreas of our mascot is not active. Daily administration of insulin is recommended in these cases. Although it seems very cumbersome, it is quite simple and painless. We must mark meal hours and inoculate insulin daily to our mascot. We now have devices that look like pens provided by the inoculation.
- Type 2 diabetes:
In this case, insulin is poor. It has functionality, but we must help them to reduce the amount of sugar in blood. With proper diet and with the help of medications called hypoglycemic, we can control this situation. This type of diabetes is suffering more cats.
How can detect diabetes in pets?
The three clear symptoms that can give us clues that our pet suffers from diabetes are:
- Excessive thirst (polydipsia)
- Urinate a lot (polyuria)
- Have much appetite (polyphagia)
Having these symptoms does not mean having diabetes. There are other diseases that give these symptoms (Cushing, pyometra, renal or hepatic insufficiency, Addison…). When we created our mascot presents these symptoms we should not wait to take her to the vet. A simple analysis we can remove doubts.