Pet Diabetes

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One in every 200 cats and one in every 500 dogs suffer from either Type I diabetes, the inability to produce insulin, or Type II diabetes, an insensitivity to insulin. Pets with these diseases typically require daily injections of insulin to metabolize dietary glucose, along with careful monitoring.

Symptoms of diabetes in pets:

  • Drinks more water than usual
  • Urinates more frequently, produces more urine per day or has "accidents" outside the litter box
  • Always acts hungry, but maintains or loses weight
  • Is less active or sleeps more
  • Has thinning, dry and dull hair
  • Has cloudy eyes (dogs)

The management of this disease has never been easier, thanks to our AlphaTRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring System, which is validated for cats and dogs.

The health information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace a discussion with a veterinarian. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a veterinarian and consider the unique characteristics of each patient.

The information contained in is intended for use by Canada residents. Countries outside of Canada may have regulatory requirements, data measurements, or medical practices that may differ from those in Canada. Therefore, this information may not be appropriate for those outside Canada.

If you have any questions about the AlphaTRAK system that have not been answered on this site, call Abbott Animal Health at 888-299-7416.