Does one of your furry family members suffer from Diabetes? Out of the 78 million dogs in the US, approximately 2% -1.6 million are being treated for diabetes. Out of the 86 million cats, approximately 1% – 0.9 million are being treated for diabetes.
Here are the common pet diabetes symptoms:
- Increased hunger
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Lethargy and fatigue
If you notice of any of those symptoms in your cat or dog, you should have it checked immediately at your veterinarian.
Treatment of diabetes in dogs and cats is a very regimented approach:
- Low carb, high protein, moderate fiber food given 2 times a day (every 12 hours)
- Start with low-dose Insulin, injecting 2 times a day (30 minutes after each feeding)
- Assess impact on glucose levels by monitoring just before meals – more often if uncontrolled
With veterinarian support, there has been a major shift over the last 5 years to home testing blood glucose levels in dogs and cats. Owners are spending up to $1000 a year on testing supplies (mostly test strips).
To ensure that your Furry Family Members get accurate test results at the best price, Pet Assure is proud to present an exclusive offer for Pet Assure members at Advocate PetTest.
You can order your kit today at: www.advocatemeters.com/exclusive-offers.
*Always consult with your pet’s veterinarian prior to starting new treatments. Advocate makes no recommendations on treatment options and is solely a system for measuring Blood Glucose levels in dogs and cats.