Southern Cross Vets in Port Elizabeth
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DIABETES

Diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin and so sugar builds up in the blood and eventually appears in the urine.

Signs that your pet may be a diabetic include: increased thirst, increased and frequent urination, lethargy and weakness, change in appetite - increases then decreases, weight loss, cataracts (dogs), and vomiting. Overweight pets are more likely to develop diabetes.

A routine is the key to keeping a diabetic pet healthy.

Feeding a diabetic diet, exercise and giving insulin (if necessary) should take place at the same times each day. This helps maintain stable blood glucose levels. In addition it will be important for your pet to have regular check ups at Southern Cross.
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