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Using Glargine Insulin Safely In Cats

Your kitty has been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. At one time diabetic cats were destined to always have diabetes, and many still are. However, we now know that feeding a low-carbohydrate diet and keeping blood glucose (sugar) well-controlled can allow some cats…

Causes Of Diabetes Mellitus In Cats

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,…

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,…

Diabetes Insipidus In Dogs

Diabetes insipidus (DI)comes in two forms. One is an aberration of the central nervous system (CNS) which results in poor body control of water balance. The other is caused by the kidneys’ inability to respond to the hormone produced by…

Cataracts In Dogs

Cataract is defined as “an opacity of the crystalline lens of the eye” (credit Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 25th Edition). This definition is often expanded to include the capsule, or outer covering of the lens.   Throughout life the canine…