Diabetes is a growing problem among dogs and cats in the US. One in every 500 cats and one in every 100 dogs is diagnosed with diabetes by the time they reach the age of 12.
National Pet Diabetes Month brings awareness to this common disease and its causes and signs. Some indicators of the disease include lethargy, excessive thirst and urination, as well as poor skin condition, and one of the biggest causes of the growing number of cases is diet. Many mainstream pet foods are high in grains and sugary ingredients which contributes to the disease in our companion animals. It is important to choose a high quality natural pet food for their diet, including many of the brands found at Kriser’s, and to regularly monitor your pet’s body changes with your vet. No one diet is right for all pets, but there are many options to help avoid this common disease.
While there is no cure for diabetes, it is not a death sentence. Proper care under supervision of a qualified veterinarian can help your pet live a happy, healthy, long life. If you have concerns about your pets health, consult with your vet for appropriate diagnoses, preventative and management care. For more information regarding this disease, you can visit http://www.petdiabetesmonth.com.