Canine diabetes 101: Symptoms to look out for

One out of ten dogs suffers from canine diabetes. What makes it dangerous is that its symptoms are not always noticeable yet its adverse effects are irreversibly damaging the dog's organs and internal systems. This sickness is gradual in its progression, but definite in the havoc it is creating. Diabetes must be treated as soon as possible or else will prove fatal to the dog.

Certain breeds are more prone to diabetes. This disease will also show itself around the seventh to the ninth year of the canine's life. There are limited options, if any at all, that will help your pet if he is diagnosed with diabetes in the more advanced stages. Listed are symptoms of dog diabetes that you should look out for.

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Do you have pet insurance?

Despite the vast number of pet owners in the U.S., a huge percentage of them, believe it or not, do not have any form of pet insurance; these animals are, however, generally considered a part of the family - a family for whom every other member has insurance. We don't hesitate to purchase health insurance for ourselves; should we be forgiven for not caring enough about our pets then?

Contrary to popular belief, pet insurance is an important monthly expense; pet owners soon learn how costly it is when they require treatment if they haven't taken out any pet insurance. No area is immune for price increases and vets fees are no exception.

So other than rising costs, what are the main reasons you should consider cover for your pets? Anyone who owns a domestic animal needs to be prepared for health problems occasionally; this invariably happens at the worst times, financially.

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