November is DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH at Brookline Animal Hospital

Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a condition that occurs when the body can not use glucose (a type of sugar) normally. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body’s cells. The levels of glucose in the blood are primarily controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is made by the pancreas.

In many cases, diabetes can be prevented by maintaining your pets lean body weight.

Is your pet showing any of these symptoms?

Early signs:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Weight loss
  • Increased appetite

Advanced signs:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of energy
  • Depressed attitude
  • Vomiting

Please call for more information of screening your pet for Diabetes