During the holidays, it’s easy to forget to keep an eye on our- and our pet’s- nutrition. However, this is so important to keep in mind, especially for our diabetic patients.
Because overweight animals are more predisposed to insulin resistance, weight management (or weight loss if the pet is overweight) is a key factor to diabetic control. Check out this DVM360 article, by Dr. Bruyette, for more tips on how to manage canine diabetes!
Do you know the No. 1 cause of death in diabetic dogs and cats? It’s not the disease itself. Rather, it’s euthanasia resulting from the owner’s frustration with the disease. This means communication with the pet owner is perhaps the most important component of managing diabetes mellitus. And the most crucial conversation you’ll likely have with the owner is right after you first diagnose the condition. With that in mind, let’s look at six ways you can help your clients manage their insulin-challenged pets.