What Are The Early Warning Signs Of Diabetes In Dogs?

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Early Warning Signs Of Diabetes In Dogs

  • Excessive thirst – a dog drinks more frequently than normal. This is their body trying to get rid of the excess sugar in their blood caused by diabetes. 
  • Increased urination – This is due to an increase in water intake from the dog drinking more because their body wants to get rid of excess sugar in their blood. 
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  • Weight loss – This is from not digesting the nutrients from their food properly. 
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  • Increased appetite –  This occurs because a dog wants to eat more because they are not digesting the nutrients properly from their normal food intake.  
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Advanced Signs Of Diabetes In Dogs

  • Change in vision – This occurs because of excess glucose in the blood which draws water into the eyes. Eventually cataracts will form which causes issues with a dog’s vision. 
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  • Loss of appetite – this can occur from gastroparesis (food sits too long in the stomach) and depression which are both signs of diabetes in dogs. It can also be caused by medications. 
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  • Lack of energy – This can be due to the dog’s inability to convert sugar to energy in their cells which can make them tired. 
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  • Look of depression – Diabetes can cause depression in dogs. 
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  • Vomiting – this can occur from ketoacidosis. This is when there is a build up of ketones in the body due to a lack of insulin. 
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