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Diabetes mellitus in dogs

Diabetes mellitus in dogs is predominantly caused by lack of insulin production from the pancreas - similar to “Type 1” diabetes in humans. In diabetic cats, it often results from the body’s resistance to the effects of insulin. Normally, insulin is produced by the pancreas to metabolise glucose, which is then used as energy for…
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Dementia in dogs

Dogs, like people are living much longer nowadays thanks to advanced healthcare but, as our faithful companions age, they may experience similar cognitive (brain) changes seen in people. A common condition that alters the cognition in senior dogs is called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CCDS), a condition similar to dementia in people. Dogs with dementia…
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Diabetes mellitus

Meet Boris, a 10-year-old Pomeranian Cross, suffering from Diabetes mellitus. Diabetes in dogs is like in humans, meaning that Boris cannot control his blood glucose. Long term diabetes can lead to blindness and kidney failure, but it is not all grim, when detected early and managed properly dogs can live a happy and healthy life.…
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