Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a treatable condition that requires a committed effort by veterinarian and client.
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a treatable condition that requires a committed effort by veterinarian and client. Due to many factors that affect the diabetic state, a pet’s changing condition, and variable response to therapy, management of DM is often complicated.
Management of DM requires the commitment and coordinated efforts of the veterinary healthcare team and the pet-owner client. For this reason, proactive client education is an essential component of a DM treatment plan.
The mainstay of treatment for clinical DM in dogs and cats is insulin along with dietary modification.
These guidelines describe different approaches to DM diagnosis and assessment depending on the level of hyperglycemia and the presence of clinical signs.
References for the 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common disease encountered in canine and feline medicine. The 2018 AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats revise and update earlier guidelines published in 2010.
There’s no question: Managing diabetes in pets requires a high level of commitment.
The Diabetes Guidelines Task Force dosage recommendations for the majority of feline diabetes cases.
Unfortunately, yes, it's likely that your pet is overweight. According to the 2018 Association for Pet Obesity Prevention survey, more than half the cats and dogs in the United States are tipping the scales as overweight or obese, with 59% of cats and 55.8% of dogs falling into these categories.