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Why Is My Cat Drinking And Peeing SO Much?

Posted 08.24.17 by Audrey Parker

Excessive drinking, or polydipsia, and excessive urinating, or polyuria, are common presentations in any age dog or cat, but are especially prevalent in our older cat populations.  People most commonly think these are related to the urinary tract and must mean a urinary tract infection.  Sometimes that’s the case, especially because our aging pets are more prone to urinary tract...Read More

Diabetes and Pets

Posted 09.14.16 by Audrey Parker

Just like people, diabetes is a fairly common disease of dogs and cats. Blood sugar regulation is performed by the pancreas by producing insulin. Most diabetic cases are Type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, in which the pet requires insulin therapy for control of blood sugar. Cats sometimes will have Type 2, or non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, in which diet and...Read More

Pet Diabetes Month

Posted 11.01.14 by Kim Swift

We all love food. Our pets love food, and we love our pets, so we all give in to those sweet, puppy dog eyes and sneak a treat, maybe even a little people food. Although a little indulgence here and there may seem like no big deal, obesity is the number one disease in our furry friends, and obesity is...Read More

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