Sometimes it’s good to go back to basic diabetes topics. Many of our readers are very...
Category: Pet Care
2018 marks my 25th year as a veterinarian. In that time I’ve seen lots of heartworm and flea products come onto the market. They all have their pros and cons. I know you likely read this newsletter because your pet has diabetes, but there is a good chance that your pet needs flea or heartworm prevention meds as well!Read More
Sometimes it’s good to go back to basic diabetes topics. Many of our readers are very...Read More
When veterinarians diagnose diabetes the tests we suggest may seem confusing to pet owners. I assure you they are not. Let’s discuss some commonly recommended tests for diabetic pets and how often and when we may run them! Let’s start with discussing tests for the pancreas, the organ that makes insulin. Then, we will discuss blood glucose tests and chemistry profiles. And finally, we will discuss various urine tests.Read More
My regular readers know that I place high value on dental care for pets, particularly diabetic pets. Any infection (including infection in a pet’s mouth) can cause insulin resistance. In general, oral disease can cause systemic health issues, bad breath (which can affect your relationship with the pet) and something clients don’t necessarily consider: pain.Read More