Your dog is suddenly drinking water out of the toilet. Your cat’s litterbox is flooded with urine and she lost weight. You are worried that something might be wrong with your beloved pet so you head to your veterinarian. After a thorough history and physical exam is performed, labwork is submitted and the results are in. Your pet has diabetes, or more specifically, diabetes mellitus. This can be both sad and scary for you the pet owner, but if you work closely with your veterinarian, diabetes is a treatable disease and your pet can live a happy, long life. Read more from Angell Animal Medical Center’s Dr. Mazza on how to diagnose and treat diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats.
Author: Angela Mazza, DVM