Pet Diabetes Month in Troutdale
Did you know that November is pet diabetes month in Troutdale and Gresham? At Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center, our Troutdale and Gresham veterinarians have significant experience in treating pets with diabetes. Today we wanted to share with you important things to know about the dangers of pet diabetes, how we treat them, and of certain signs to look out for that may indicate your pet has diabetes
Symptoms of Diabetes:
- Appetite changes
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination or urinary tract infections
- Sweet-smelling breath
- Weight loss
- Skin infections
If you notice any of these symptoms, we recommend that you bring your pet in for a comprehensive health screening. We can do both urine and blood work test to check for diabetes or any other underlying cause of these symptoms.
If caught early and properly managed, diabetes does not have to impact your pet’s quality of life. Sometimes we are able to treat diabetes in pets with an over the counter medication. Simply give the pill to your pet in his or her food, and then monitor blood sugar levels to make sure everything is fine.
In many cases, you will need to perform at-home insulin injections to keep your pet healthy. We will determine the specific dosage based on pet weight, show you how to do the injections at home, and help you in any way we can.
Pets can be severely ill when initially diagnosed, especially if symptoms have been unchecked for some time. Your pet may need to be hospitalized while we get blood sugar levels under control. After this point, there is no reason he or she cannot live a healthy life at home.
Now Servicing Troutdale and Gresham Residents!
If you ever have questions about pet diabetes, our trusted veterinarian is here to provide accurate information and ensure your pet’s health. If you’re looking for a veterinarian that is servicing the areas of Troutdale and Gresham than look no further, Paws and Claws Pet Medical Center has you covered. If you would like to schedule an appointment please contact us today!
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