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* November is Diabetes Month – for your pets – Kokomo Herald

Source: Kokomo Herald

November is Diabetes Month – for your pets

Monday, November 02, 2015 1:10 PM

Diabetes month | Kokomo HeraldIf your dog just can’t stop eating, or your cat seems to drink water all day long, the reason might be something you never thought of as a pet disease: diabetes.

In addition to the millions of people in the United States struggling with diabetes, the disease also affects dogs and cats. So doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are hoping to raise awareness about the condition this November, which is designated as Pet Diabetes Month.

The good news is that dogs and cats can live long, happy lives with the disease. The bad news is that your dog is never going to learn how to give himself insulin shots. Pets who thrive with diabetes do so because of the committed people who take care of them. Continue reading

* Researchers Dig for Cause of Dog Diabetes

Source: Researchers Dig for Cause of Dog Diabetes

Disease looks similar to type 1 in humans, but with important differences

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Like many other animals, man’s best friend isn’t immune to developing diabetes. But new research suggests that while the disease in dogs looks similar to type 1 diabetes in people, there are some significant differences between man and beast.

“Dogs get diabetes at a pretty significant rate, about the same rate that humans get type 1 diabetes. But, they get it later in life,” explained study senior author Dr. Jake Kushner, chief of pediatric diabetes and endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Using state-of-the-art imaging techniques, the researchers were able to look at pancreas tissue from 23 dogs with diabetes and 17 dogs without the disease. The pancreas is an organ that contains cells called islet cells. Those cells contain beta cells that produce the hormone insulin, which is necessary for turning the sugars in foods into fuel for the body.

Like humans with type 1 diabetes, dogs develop diabetes after a dramatic loss of beta cells. Without a significant number of beta cells, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. That insulin must be replaced through injections.

But the researchers found some key differences when they dug deeper. [Read the full article…]

Source: Researchers Dig for Cause of Dog Diabetes

* DOG OBESITY: Overfeeding your pooch can lead to them developing type 2 diabetes | MK News


Posted: March 26, 2015

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Dog obesity is a growing epidemic and cause various health problems for your pooch

Obese dogs are developing the same kind of health problems humans are such as type 2 diabetics and joint strains. Continue reading

* Did You Know That One In 500 Dogs Suffer From Diabetes?

Source: Temecula/ California/ USA – WEBWIRE
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mark your calendar, it’s time for the 9th Annual Woofs and Purrs in the Vines at Oak Mountain Winery October 5th with all proceeds going to Cause Fur Paws, Inc helping animals suffering with diabetes. The growing diabetes epidemic is not limited to people—diabetes mellitus is increasing among dogs as well.

Did You Know That One In 500 Dogs Suffer From Diabetes?

Petie was our poster boy and the inspiration for Cause Fur Paws, Inc. A portion of the sales of this wine are donated to Cause Fur Paws

Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis

Diabetes can be a silent disease. Your veterinarian may discover your dog’s diabetes through routine blood work, but before that, you are likely to notice some of its symptoms: greater than normal hunger and/or thirst, weight loss, and frequent or copious urination (some dogs start having accidents in the house).

At Woof’s and Purr’s in the Vines you will be having food, drinks, music, wine, and our very popular, silent auction and wine auction. Every paid ticket will get a glass of wine or beer, food and admission to their silent auction. This year’s list of donations and sponsors is the biggest in CFP history.

Attendees are welcome to bring their well-behaved, leashed dog to the event. Tickets are available at Tickets are a $35 donation. Cause Fur Paws is a 501c3 nonprofit, tickets are tax deductible. This great fundraiser will be held at Oak Mountain Winery 36522 Via Verde Temecula, Ca 92592 on the De Portola Wine Trail. Hope to see you there.
47200 De Portola
Temecula, Ca 92592
951 699-9102

via Did You Know That One In 500 Dogs Suffer From Diabetes?.

* Move fast to treat cataracts | Albuquerque Journal News

Source: The Albuquerque Journal

By Dr. Jeff Nichol / For the Journal

PUBLISHED: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:05 am

Q: I have an 11-year-old Maltese just diagnosed with diabetes. The veterinarian and I are getting her insulin stabilized but she’s gone blind already with diabetic cataracts.

With all I’m doing right now, stabilizing her is a large financial hardship but I’m not willing to give her up. I need to find an ophthalmologist who could remove the cataracts without financially breaking me.

Dr. Nichol: Diabetes is common in small dogs. Most do well with a consistent daily routine of measured feedings and insulin injections.

Sadly, permanent lens damage (cataracts) is to be expected in nearly every diabetic dog – even those who are diagnosed early. Continue reading

* How to keep your pet healthy


Blair Shiff, KUSA 8:34 a.m. MDT July 25, 2014

(Photo: TORU YAMANAKA AFP/Getty Images)

KUSA – There has been a recent decline in the state of our pets’ health. Over the past decade, there has been a steady increase in diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, obesity and fleas. The underlying cause, according to Colorado Veterinary Medical Association spokesperson Apryl Steele, is the decline in vet visits, leading to undiagnosed conditions.

Since 2001,dog vet visits have dropped 21 percent, and cat vet visits have dropped 30 percent.

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* Dia-Treaties For Diabetes Update |


June 24, 2014, 10:10 PM
by Angela Kennecke


SIOUX FALLS, SD – A Sioux Falls couple’s new business is going to the dogs–literally.  The effort to save their own pooch from dying of diabetes has led to a new product, a patent and now international attention.

We first introduced you to Vinny, the Italian Greyhound in 2012.  Vinny was diagnosed with diabetes and nearly died, until his owner, Kameron Carlson, concocted a treat in his kitchen that saved him.

“I knew it was something very special because it worked so quickly in dogs and Continue reading

* What To Feed Your Diabetic Dog? – Oneindia Boldsky

Source: Oneindia Boldsky
Written by: Deepa
Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 2:20 [IST]

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases that is observed in adults, children and pets alike. It has tripled for pets since the late 70s. When initially diagnosed with diabetes, most pet owners tend to face major issues not knowing how to take care of their pet and managing them. But, most of you become habituated to it after some time.

Remember, once your dog is diagnosed with diabetes, it’s going to be diabetic for life. You will need to care for him and nurture him in such a way that Continue reading

* Dogs are Laughing in the Face of Diabetes- New Formula by Vintek Nutrition Shows Significant Breakthrough in Treating Diabetic Dogs

A five-year study of diabetic dogs treated with a breakthrough formula yielded successful results. Vintek Nutrition’s patent pending formula, Dia-Treaties® increased insulin utilization and stabilized blood sugar levels, which subsequently alleviated common symptoms found in diabetic dogs.

Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) February 05, 2014

“In the course of my practice life, diabetes has often been a source of frustration. Not so much anymore. Why? Because Dia-Treaties® works!”

Diabetes is increasing at epidemic proportions in people and even more dramatically in dogs. Since 2006, dog diabetes has increased 32% (American Humane Society, 2012) and 23% in people (CDC 2012). Both diabetic dogs and people often have similar difficulties in regulating their blood sugar levels. It is estimated that 1 in 160 dogs have this disease.

There is some good news! Progress Continue reading

* Diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs can be life threatening | Bliss | Kelowna Daily Courier

Friday, 31 January 2014 02:00
Eliot Kaplan

Dear Dr. Kaplan: Jane is my five-year-old Rottweiler cross dog who is spayed and was doing well until about two weeks ago. At that time, she refused to eat but drank a lot of water and was urinating in the house.

She did not eat for five days in a row and became more lethargic as time went on.

The sixth day, she began to vomit, so I took her to the veterinarian Continue reading