Recognizing the Early Warns Signs of Pet Diabetes

iStock_000014192263_Large (2)Type 2 diabetes or diabetes mellitus has become an epidemic in the United States, affecting millions of Americans. But, did you know that the incidents of pet diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate, with an estimated 1 in 200 dogs and 1 in 150 cats diagnosed with the disease?

Recent statistics show that pet obesity has become a major problem in this country, with more than 57% of cats considered overweight, and 55% of dogs. And, obesity coupled with a lack of exercise are two of the most significant indicators of risk of insulin resistant diabetes. Continue…