March is Pet Diabetes Month
DIABETES IS ON THE RISE IN OUR PETS! Lethargy. Excessive thirst. Frequent urination. Increased appetite with weight loss.
If your pet is displaying any of these common signs, he or she may have diabetes.
If you didn’t know your dog or cat could develop diabetes, you’re not alone. Many owners don’t realize diabetes can affect pets too, so learning that your dog or cat has the condition can leave you with many questions.
While there’s no cure for diabetes, proper care can help your pet live a happy, healthy, active life. The more you know about diabetes, the better you’ll be able to work with your veterinarian to successfully manage your pet’s health.
Your veterinarian is an essential partner in your pet’s diabetes care. Only your veterinarian can diagnose diabetes and provide appropriate preventive and management programs.
Take a quiz to find out your pet's risk for developing diabetes.
For each pet diagnosed with DIABETES during the month of March, Purina Veterinary Diets, Merck Animal Health, and Abbott are partnering with KINDNESS ANIMAL CLINIC to provide a FREE Diabetes Management Kit for the pet owner. This starter kit will include an Alpha TRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring System, Vetsulin insulin, and the Purina Veterinary Diet formulated for the diabetic pet ( DM Diabetic Management Feline Formula or DCO Dual Fiber Control Canine Formula). FREE of charge! In an effort to increase awareness of this disease, Kindness Animal Clinic will be offering the blood test for diabetes also FREE of charge during the month of March! Please call us at 360-794-8813 to set up a time to do the test.
This website has useful information about diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats, information about managing diabetic pets, personal stories from owners of diabetic pets and helpful links.
USEFUL LINK: www.pet-diabetes.com