About Gary Edelson, DVM

Dr. Gary Edelson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, grew up in Holmdel, New Jersey where he attended Holmdel High School. He completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Upon graduation, he attended veterinary school at St. George's University, Grenada. He completed his clinical year at University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in June 2008. During his veterinary education, Dr. Edelson was recognized by the Pfizer Corporation for his work and efforts in emergency medicine. Dr. Edelson has special interests in canine and feline diabetes and dentistry. Dr. Edelson has also authored numerous articles on canine and feline diabetes. Dr. Edelson currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and is an avid pet lover. He enjoys working with dogs, cats and birds. He has a special interest in dentistry, ophthalmology and internal medicine with a specific focus on canine and feline diabetes mellitus.
Apr 15, 2011

Doc, Help! My Diabetic Dog Cannot See

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“Dear Dr. Gary, My dog has been diagnosed with diabetes for several years and recently started to bump into walls and furniture. My veterinarian said that my dog has ‘diabetic’ cataracts. Is there anything I can do to help my dog see? Thank you, Liz”
Like Liz, many owners’ dogs face the challenges of taking care of a pet with diabetes and its complications. Here is some important information to help you to deal with cataracts in dogs.

Jan 26, 2011

High Blood Pressure in Pets

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High blood pressure is an important concern in humans. Stressful lifestyle, high salt (sodium) diets, and smoking all contribute to this dangerous condition in people. Our pets don’t smoke or stay awake worrying about their next mortgage payment and they do not deposit cholesterol in their blood vessels. However, our pets do get high blood pressure.

Jul 28, 2010

Pet Diabetes Monitoring – Part 1

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Detailed discussion on the topic of monitoring diabetes in pets, including warning signs that a pet owner can watch for, a simple process for taking note and keeping track of your pet's physical condition, and some basic instructions on the proper way to check and manage your pet's glucose levels should they be found to be in need of diabetes monitoring.

Jun 30, 2010

Are Your Pet’s Treats Treating Your Pet Well?

By |2016-06-03T15:55:30+00:00June 30th, 2010|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Diet & Nutrition, Pet Newsletter|0 Comments

Have you ever spent time at the pet store and wondered which is the best treat for your dog or cat? How do you know what you are giving to your pet is healthy? Unfortunately, you do not know if it is good until after you try the product. There are hundreds of brands, styles, sizes and types of treats to choose from. Dog and cat treats are great for training and improving the human-animal bond. Below are some helpful points to consider the next time you shop for your furry pet.

May 5, 2010

Dr. Gary’s Tips to Combat Pet Obesity

By |2016-05-31T16:05:15+00:00May 5th, 2010|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|0 Comments

... According to the 2009 Pet Obesity Prevention Study, it is estimated that 89 million US dogs and cats are overweight (54% of the estimated 171 million pets) or obese and an estimated 26 million US pets (15% of pets) are obese. For comparison, it is estimated that 64% of the US population is overweight and 26% is obese according the North American Association for the Study of Obesity...

Mar 24, 2010

Pet Syringe How To’s

By |2017-05-12T15:28:16+00:00March 24th, 2010|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|1 Comment

I get many questions from owners of pets with diabetes. This month, I address pet insulin syringes.

Dear Dr. Gary,

My dog has been getting 5 units of insulin with U-40 syringes, but I ran out of syringes and I all have are U-100 syringes. Is 1 unit of insulin in a U-40 syringe equal to 1 unit […]

Dec 9, 2009

Watch Your Pets For These Diabetes Symptoms

By |2016-05-31T16:04:53+00:00December 9th, 2009|Pet Care, Pet Diabetes, Pet Newsletter|0 Comments

My cat, Tiger, has been drinking a lot of water and losing weight. My veterinarian diagnosed diabetes, but what does this mean?

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common endocrine diseases of dogs and cats. To better understand the disease process, let’s review the normal metabolism of an animal. The body’s cells need energy in the […]

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