Canine Diabetes Symptoms are important for us as dog owners to recognize early on. Treatment is available to improve your dog’s health.
What To Look For And What To Do If We Spot Any Canine Diabetes Symptoms.
Table Of Contents
- What To Look For And What To Do If We Spot Any Canine Diabetes Symptoms.
- What are the first signs of diabetes in a dog?
- My Dog’s Breath Has Started To Smell Sweet
- Why Is My Dog Shaking?
- My Dog Seems Tired All The Time
- Why Is My Dog Is Losing Weight?
- What To Do If You Experience Any Of These Canine Diabetes Symptoms
It’s vital that we always give our dogs the very best diet and food as they can’t make the choices that we can.
Dogs rely on us as owners to give them good quality food and plenty of exercises, but sometimes, specifically with some breeds, the dreaded condition of canine diabetes still rears its head.
Dogs at risk of canine diabetes tend to be older or overweight, although any dog can get the disease.
As soon as a dog develops diabetes, YOU must make difficult decisions that affect the future of your faithful companion.
Diabetes is a serious health problem for both humans and dogs. It can take time before we realize that our furry friends have diabetes, but they often show signs early on in the disease process which makes it easier to detect than with us – human-kind!
What are the first signs of diabetes in a dog?
Have you noticed your dog drinking more than usual lately? It could be a sign that he or she has diabetes.
After strenuous exercise, dogs are naturally thirstier in the summer months and their increased activity can also make them drink heavily over fewer time frames as well – but excessive intake is never normal for any length of time!
If it seems like they need to fill up on water at all times day-to-day then maybe an oral glucose tolerance test will tell us if there’s anything wrong going on with our furry friends’ kidneys or pancreas enzymes (insulin).
Dogs are like people in the way they can drink a lot of water without you noticing. If your pup is drinking more, then it’s only logical that he will want to go outside even more often- so don’t be surprised when there seems to always be one or two puddles near the door!
My Dog’s Breath Has Started To Smell Sweet
A dog’s breath can take on a sweet smell when they are diabetic. This means that their blood sugar levels have risen too high and need to be brought under control in order for them not to cause any more damage or illness!
Why Is My Dog Shaking?
Did you know that dogs can also suffer from hypoglycemia?
Yes, it’s true. And if your pup starts shaking and shivering after he or she had been drinking water because of this condition which will cause them to go into an unconscious state until the symptoms subside on their own (which may be hours later).
The only way we found out about our pups’ low blood sugar levels were those weird shakes they gave us when all other signs pointed towards hunger-filled emptiness in bowels plus excessive panting between breaths!
My Dog Seems Tired All The Time
When you notice your dog is lethargic and unable to keep up with its usual play activity, there could be a few things going on.
You should have them checked for diabetes as soon as possible if this has been happening over the course of several days without any clear explanation or If your normally active pup starts developing these symptoms suddenly but doesn’t seem sick or injured then it’s worth checking out.
Why Is My Dog Is Losing Weight?
Dogs that are overweight can develop canine diabetes, but sometimes the dog will start losing weight instead.
This could be a sign of early-onset or insulin resistance and you should take your pup in for testing right away to rule out any other serious illnesses.
What To Do If You Experience Any Of These Canine Diabetes Symptoms
Do not just ignore this symptom because it doesn’t seem life-threatening!
Dogs with canine diabetes often experience symptoms such as increased thirst/in dogs who drink more than usual.
Frequent urination due to both dehydration from excessive urine production plus antidiuretic hormone suppressing their ability to flush waste products down properly.
The average dog lives about 8-10 years, but diabetes can shorten its life span by up to 50%. There are several types of this disease including juvenile type 2 and adult-onset insulin resistance.
When left untreated it may result in cataracts that lead to weakness in the legs (necrotic peripheral neuropathy), malnutrition from lack or glucose intake due to ketoacidosis causing dehydration leading t death if not treated quickly enough
The best way I have found on how to prevent my dog’s health problems is ensuring he gets regular checkups at the vet as well as eating healthy food, a well-balanced diet, plenty of exercise, and attention.
You don’t need to be running to the vets every few weeks when you have a dog but once a year as standard for their vaccines and a general all-over check is really the bare minimum.
There are a number of simple tests your veterinarian can do to check for diabetes, including testing blood and urine. Elevated glucose (sugar) levels in the body could be an indication that your dog has been diagnosed with this disease before these other more serious symptoms even arise such as high liver enzymes or electrolyte imbalances.