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Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

Like their owners, dogs and cats are developing diabetes in alarmingly increasing numbers. Although the official cause of this disease is unknown, there are many known contributing factors, including genetics, obesity, and chronic pancreatitis. Also like humans, dogs and cats can develop both Type 1 (insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) and Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) diabetes. Left untreated or neglected, pet diabetes and its complications can shorten pets’ lives and severely erode their quality of life. The good news is that Bayshore Veterinary Hospital in Holmdel, NJ can develop a treatment plan for pets diagnosed with diabetes and work with owners
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