How to Care For a Dog With Diabetes

Dogs can be born with diabetes or get diabetes at any time in their life, just as humans do. When a dog has this illness, it is no different than the form that people have. Diabetes in dogs is a chronic disease. This means that treatment can not cure this and make it go away. Any person or dog with diabetes will need ongoing treatment to control it, manage it and keep symptoms from becoming troubling.

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You need to feed them on a regular basis. You also need to make sure that they are eating healthy food. You don’t want them eating something that is bad for them. You need to keep them clean. This means giving them a bath and even brushing their teeth. You can give them a dog treat that will clean their teeth if you don’t want to brush them but you will still have to give them a bath.

While your dog stays in hospital it will be important for your vet to monitor your dog’s reaction to the insulin injections so that the correct dosage can be decided upon. When this has been determined you will be able to monitor your dog at home by testing his urine and/or blood.

You also need to make sure that they get whatever medicine, such as flea medicine that they need as well as any shots that they need. This is to keep them healthy. So you will have to take them to the vet to make sure they are well taken care of.

Giving your dog a shot of insulin can cause blood sugar to drop (hypoglycemia). Your canine may start to shake. Keep a small container of Karo syrup or honey on hand. Rub on his gums until he stops shaking. If this happens, head to the vet immediately.


  • Ray Lam

    The guest author is a passionate dog lover and enthusiast with years of experience in canine care and training. With a deep understanding of dog behavior and a commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership, the author shares insightful tips and engaging stories to enrich the lives of both dogs and their owners. The views and opinions expressed in articles written by guest authors on our website are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of our platform.

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