Pet Health Issues:
There are many potential health issues that your pet may suffer from. Other than health issues, your pet may get injured in an accident or damaged due to other external environmental conditions, etc. Here we are going to discuss diabetes and how to take care of your pet when they suffer from diabetes.
Insulin is a hormone that is required in a body which will help the glucose to enter the body cells for getting energy. Pet may suffer from diabetes due to two reasons such as insufficient insulin produced in the body or body not allowing the pet to use insulin properly.
Under this condition, the pancreas of the pet doesn’t produce sufficient insulin. So this ends in a situation where the body cells can’t absorb glucose, thereby storing much glucose in the blood itself leading to diabetes.
This condition occurs when the insulin being produced by the pancreas can’t move glucose from the blood to the cells of the body. Though some amount of glucose is absorbed, most of them remain in the blood.
Diabetes Symptoms in Pets:
Many symptoms will help you to understand your pet is suffering from diabetes. Frequent urination and drinking are crucial symptoms. In general, the kidney sets a glucose threshold range. When the glucose range in the blood exceeds this threshold, then it is excreted through urine. This will lead to frequent urination of your pet resulting in the pet to drink more due to loss of body fluid. Another symptom is that your pet’s appetite increases still you can notice the loss of weight at your pet. This is due to the loss of glucose which is an energy source of the pet’s body.
Pet Diabetes Supplies:
There are some essential pet diabetes supplies that we will discuss below.
The first thing is the insulin. The vet will guide you about the right insulin to be given for your pets and also tell you how to store and handle them. The main thing is you have to follow the same dosage and frequency of insulin as per the doctor’s advice. You can even get the insulin travel packs that are helpful to transport the insulin. Though they are not essential, still you can buy it.
Pet insulin syringes are of different types and you have to ask vet which one you have to use for your pet. Never make a mistake in using syringes, as it will end in serious health problems. After using the syringe, don’t use it again but dispose of it properly. When you recycle it, it may cause infection in your pet. Always keep used syringes in a closed container until you find the right time to dispose of them all.
The next thing is urine glucose test strips which you can use to examine whether the glucose levels in the pet’s urine. Visit the medical store to buy the strips and ensure that you are buying the one that is manufactured for pets only, as even humans suffering from diabetes use the strips.
Managing your pet’s diabetes becomes simple when you follow proper nutrition for your pet. Along with good nutrition, follow the above tips to increase the lifespan of your pet.