Signs Of Dog Diabetes That You Should Never, Ever Ignore


If you have a precious pooch in your life, there’s a good chance you’ll do just about anything to keep him healthy or happy!

That’s why it’s so important for all bird-dog owners to know how to spot the signs of diabetes in their pets.

After all, there are plenty of people illnesses that dogs can’t get, and vice versa. Unfortunately, diabetes isn’t one of them.

Knowing doggy health symptoms is key to spotting all sorts of medical dilemma early on.

Diabetes in dogs is very similar to diabetes in humans. Many of the symptoms are the same, and just like their owners, dogs with diabetes can either have type 1 diabetes or develop type 2 over time.

If you have a beloved dog who isn’t acting quite the behavior he used to, it’s a good idea to watch for these symptoms. Likewise, have a vet operate exams as soon as possible to assist get your pup the therapy he requires!

Scroll through taught to spot the symptoms of diabetes in dogs.

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Sign# 1: Booze Tons Of Water


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Is your bird-dog create constant trip-ups to the sea bowl?

It’s normal for dogs to booze plenty of sea, but watch your bird-dog closely to see if it seems like he merely can’t get enough to drink.

If your bird-dog suddenly seems excessively thirsty and is boozing huge amounts of sea, it might be time for a trip-up to the vet.

Dogs with diabetes have too much glucose in their bodies, which absorbs sea fast and leaves the pooch feeling constantly thirsty.

Sign# 2: Needs To Go Out All The Time


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We mentioned excessive thirst earlier.

Well, excessive peeing is the direct corollary.

Because the extra glucose in the dog’s bloodstream is inducing sea to accumulate, it also means “the bodys” processing sea faster than usual.

In other terms, a dog with diabetes might ask to go out almost constantly, and not just to give the feline next door menacing glances.

You also may find that a bird-dog who is already house-trained suddenly has trouble” comprising it” until he gets outside.

Sign# 3: Fruity-Smelling Breath


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Doggy breath is notoriously foul, so most of us would rather not spend too much time sniffing it.

However, if you do happen to catch a whiff and notices it smells remarkably pleasant, it might be time for a trip-up to the vet.

When too much glucose builds up, it can give your dog’s breath a fragrant, fruity odor.

It might make a nice temporary change, but that stinky puppy breath is actually normal.

Sign# 4: Skin Infection


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Diabetes can cause nerve injury over time, and nerve injury can be particularly bad in the extremities, because they don’t get as much blood flow.

If your bird-dog has nerve injury in his paw, the first sign might be small lesions or sore spots on the tender skin of his paw, along with limping.

This might indicate that his feet aren’t as sensitive to suffering as they should be, so he isn’t noticing small injuries when they happen.

Sign# 5: Battles To Pee


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Your pup might constantly ask to go outside, but you might notice that he’s actually struggling to relieve himself.

If you take him for a stroll and notice that he’s lifting his leg on everything, but not actually peeing much( or at all) it could be a sign that his glucose levels are affecting his bladder.

Dogs with diabetes are especially prone to developing urinary tract infections, which might stimulate them feel like they need to urinate, but can’t actually go.

Sign# 6: Accidental Weight Loss


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Your dog’s diet hasn’t changed at all, but he’s suddenly dropping pounds.

A rapid weight change in either direction is never a good sign, unless you have been deliberately taking action with a diet and/ or exercising plan.

With diabetes, the body can’t get access to quick-burning glucose for energy. Instead, it starts to break down the body’s muscles for energy.

Sign# 7: Cataracts Develop


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Diabetes can sometimes be prevented if the warning signs are caught early enough.

However, if diabetes symptoms continue for an extended period of time without therapy, complications might develop.

Cataracts are cloudy plaques that develop on the eyes and impair eyesight. They are a common complication of diabetes.

Fortunately, they can often be treated with a minor surgery, which can sometimes prevent the eye damage from becoming permanent.

Sign# 8: Fatigue


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Your usually peppy pooch is wholly unmoved by the word “Walkies!” Dinnertime brings no exhilaration, and fetch is completely out of the question.

If your bird-dog seems behavior too tired to enjoy any of his favorite pastimes, it could be a symptom of diabetes, which saps the energy reserves big time.

If you spot any of these symptoms developing in the pooch in your life, schedule an appointment with the veterinarian right off!

And ensure that you are SHARE these symptoms for all other bird-dog fans who want to keep their canine companions happy and healthy!

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