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Posted on 11-15-2017

Commemorating National Pet Diabetes Month This November at Magnolia Animal Hospital

At Magnolia Animal Hospital, your preferred veterinarian in Ocala FL, we wanted to call attention to the fact that November is National Pet Diabetes Month. We also would like to remind you how important it is to bring your pets in for wellness examinations at least once a year.

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Details From Your Veterinarian in Ocala About Clinical Signs of Pet Diabetes 

Diabetes is categorized into two types. Type 1 occurs when your pet cannot produce sufficient amounts of insulin, a hormone that a healthy pancreas makes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed in pets that still have a pancreas excreting insulin, but at levels that are too low. 

When insulin levels are below normal, it’s harder for the body to transport glucose into cells for energy. The starving cells stimulate the body to produce more glucose, but lack of insulin still prevents proper delivery. 

Untreated diabetes in your pet can lead to a complication known as diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition that can wind up requiring your beloved animal companion to need insulin injections and intensive care.

Signs of diabetes in your pet include:

  • More urination than normal
  • Higher level of thirst than normal
  • Loss of weight
  • Boost in hunger despite no increase in activity
  • Weakness
  • Bad skin (such as oily fur or a lot of dandruff)

If your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms, do not delay in bringing it in for a comprehensive examination at our facility.

Make an Appointment at Magnolia Animal Hospital During National Pet Diabetes Month

You want to make sure that your pet stays as healthy as possible, and this requires regular visits to the veterinarian for wellness exams. To rule out whether your pet has diabetes, we invite you to contact Magnolia Animal Hospital today to set an appointment for service. 

We currently have a special offer of $10 off for new patients. If you are an existing patient, both you and your referral are entitled to $10 off.

Have any of your pets ever been diagnosed with diabetes before? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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