November is recognized as National Pet Diabetes Month. Here are some signs your pet may have diabetes. If your pet does have any of these symptoms, please bring your pet into our pet hospital for a physical exam.
- Drinking more water than usual. If you notice this, your pet may have diabetes.
- This goes hand-in-hand with #1, but if your pet is urinating more than usual and seemingly uncontrollably in the house, this can be an early sign of your pet having diabetes.
- Acting like your pet is starving, despite usual feedings.
- Your pet experiencing weight loss, despite no diet changes or even increasing their food.
- If your pet is obese they have an increased chance of getting diabetes.
- Sleeping more, lethargic, lacking energy.
- If you notice their hair thinning or becoming dry, particularly along the back, it could be a sign of diabetes.
- Eye trouble meaning cloudy eyes or cataracts could be a symptom of your pet having diabetes.
If your pet is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, please bring them in so we can check them out and give them a proper exam. It could be less costly for you to come now versus waiting until later.