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What Are The Treatment Options For Diabetes In Dogs?

Treatment options for diabetes in dogs should be to eliminate the severe signs of diabetes. Diabetes is usually controlled, not eliminated with the following. Injections  Insulin injections are what is needed most often for diabetic dogs. Insulin injections are given twice a day, sometimes once depending on the type. Things to consider when choosing the type of insulin is the price, availability, frequency of dosing and the approval by the FDA. Most diabetic dogs will have a stable insulin level after 4 to 6 weeks of treatment. Diet Dogs that receive insulin should be fed twice daily and can be...

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Can Dogs Get Diabetes?

The answer is yes.  There are two types of diabetes in dogs.   Insulin-deficiency diabetes - This is when a dog doesn't produce enough insulin and is the most common type. Insulin-resistance diabetes - This is when a dog's body is not utilizing the insulin that it produces properly. This is common in older dog's that are obese.  When does diabetes in dogs occur? Diabetes in dogs can occur at any age. However, diabetic dogs are usually 4-14 years old. They are usually diagnosed between the ages of 7-10 years old. Female dogs are twice as likely to develop diabetes than...

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What Are The Early Warning Signs Of Diabetes In Dogs?

Early Warning Signs Of Diabetes In Dogs Excessive thirst - a dog drinks more frequently than normal. This is their body trying to get rid of the excess sugar in their blood caused by diabetes.  Increased urination - This is due to an increase in water intake from the dog drinking more because their body wants to get rid of excess sugar in their blood.  Weight loss - This is from not digesting the nutrients from their food properly.  Increased appetite -  This occurs because a dog wants to eat more because they are not digesting the nutrients properly from...

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Mobile Pet Groomers; Why They Are Worth It

There are so many remote jobs, grocery delivery services and also mobile pet groomers. You almost never have to leave your house unless you want to these days. Here are some of the reasons why mobile pet grooming is so worth it. Saves you time No traveling and they finish way faster. You will have more free time for the more enjoyable things like playing with your dog, not waiting around for hours at the groomer. Can save you money Some mobile pet groomers are more expensive. However, depending on where you live and the availability you may pay the...

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How Dogs Affect Your Mental Health 

How dogs affect your mental health can be seen in many forms, not only mentally but also physically. Here are some of the ways they can help you.   Helps you mentally  If you suffer from depression, anxiety or stress a dog helps you to be more active. Exercise helps with all these things. Having a dog to cuddle and pet has a calming effect. Kids with ADHD and autism can also benefit from a dog.  Helps with loneliness  The responsibilities of having a dog can give you a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of purpose. Having purpose is another way...

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