November is National Diabetes Month
Clinical Signs of Diabetes in Dogs and Cats Include: *Excessive Thirst *Excessive Urination *Inappropriate Urination *Weight Loss (most commonly over the back), despite an overweight body condition *Increase "whiteness" of the lens of the eye due to cataracts *Increased Hunger *Blindness *Weakness *Lethargy *Poor skin condition (like excessive dandruff or an oily hair coat)
Cats that are diagnosed with Feline Diabetes typically have a normal life expectancy - as long as they are maintained on a special diet, a healthy lifestyle, and have their glucose checked as directed by the veterinarian.
Diabetic dogs face a much shorter life expectancy. Managing the disease, checking for the glucose regularly, and the dog does not develop any other health complications - they can live as long as dogs without diabetes.
For more information concerning diabetes in your pets, here is the website we referenced http://www.pethealthnetwork.co...