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Causes Of Diabetes Mellitus In Dogs

 Diabetes mellitus (DM) in dogs and cats has many causes, just as there are multiple causes in people.   Canine diabetes mellitus is always Type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Type 1 diabetes results from congenital or acquired failure to produce insulin,…

Dog And Cat Autoimmune Diseases

A reader with a pet named Rosie has asked a question about Rosie’s illness, an autoimmune condition. Let’s start with the basics of what autoimmune conditions are. The immune system is charged with the task of keeping us healthy by…