Articles: diabetes in pets

Resolution for Cats Losing Weight

It’s that time of year when everyone promises to lose weight. Everyone? How about overweight or obese cats losing weight? A crash diet? That’s absolutely not the answer for people or dogs – but it’s a horrible and potentially life-threatening plan for cats. “The result is cannibalizing the cat’s own liver,” says Dr. Ernie Ward.…

New Diabetes Guidelines for Dogs and Cats from AAHA

Diabetes is on the rise in pets, both dogs and cats. So, it’s more of a concern than ever before. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has newly released, 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. Dr. Heather Loenser of the AAHA talks here on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about diabetes…

Diabetes in Cats, Why So Much of It?

We have fat cats, as Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, past president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, bluntly explains why diabetes in cats might even be considered an epidemic. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell if your cat is overweight, because, like us, they don’t gain weight overnight. But make no mistake, these cats are not “big…

Diagnosing for Diabetes Just Got Better

How do you know if a pet is a diabetic? Historically, the focus has been on measuring blood glucose levels. It turns out there may be a better test to determine the big picture. Testing for fructosamine does just that. Fructosamine is a compound formed by the non-enzymatic reaction between fructose and ammonia or an…

Overweight Cats May Equate with Diabetic Cat

Look for the label (or logo) Cat Friendly Practice at your veterinary clinic, but what I talk a lot to Dr. Elizabeth Colleran about on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World show is diabetes in cats. LISTEN HERE as Dr. Colleran explains why there are SO many diabetic cats out there – lots more than we…

Obesity Epidemic in Pets

It’s a big problem – and that’s meant in every possible way. In the U.S., according to the Association for Pet Obesity 54 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats are overweight or obese. That’s not good. But it gets worse. Now, according to a new data released by the pet health insurer Animal…

Overweight Cats Are An Epidemic

Loads of Americans have developed spare tires around their middles, and so have many of our pets. Cats are particularly portly; about 55 percent of tabbies are tubby, says the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Some suggest this is a conservative number. According to the Banfield Pet Hospital 2012 State of Pet Health Report, there’s…

Diabetic Pets is an Epidemic

Diabetes in pets is on the rise, some call it an epidemic. According to the Banfield State of Pet Health 2011 Report, since 2006 there’s been a 32 percent increase in canine diabetes, and a 16 percent rise in diabetes in cats. “Likely those numbers are indeed higher, particularly in cats,” says Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, chief…

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