Category: Pet Newsletter

Diagnostic Testing for Your Diabetic Pet – Dr. Joi Breaks it Down

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.

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Dental Care & Anesthesia

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.

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