Canine diabetes symptoms can be subtle so you as the owner must be observant and note any changes in your dog’s behavior or routine. Dogs are susceptible to diabetes, just as humans are and the symptoms and treatments are similar but early diagnosis is vital.
If canine diabetes symptoms are detected early, the condition can often be successfully treated. If left untreated serious health conditions can develop including problems with your dog’s eyes, weakness of the legs, dehydration, and in some cases death.
Pay attention to your dog’s behavior and note if any of these canine diabetes symptoms are currently present in your four-legged friend:
Canine diabetes symptoms can develop gradually over time making them hard to recognize. "Sometimes dogs with diabetes don’t show any of these symptoms because the disease changes their bodily functions so slowly. For this reason, this disease is often known as a silent killer" (1).
If your dog does not currently suffer from diabetes, then you should take steps to keep your dog healthy. Diabetes in dogs can often be prevented when proper steps are taken.
To prevent diabetes in your pet:
By paying attention to your dog’s behaviors and learning to recognize canine diabetes symptoms early you can detect diabetes in its early stages and begin your dog on a proper treatment regimen that can prevent serious health consequences.
(1) Dog Health Problems (2010). Canine diabetes symptoms. Retrieved from http://www.sickdog.org/canine-diabetes-symptoms/