Diabetes in Cats and Dogs?
What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common hormone disease in older people and it is increasingly being recognized in older dogs and cats aged above 6 years. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism due to absolute (Type I diabetes) or relative (Type II diabetes) lack of insulin. In dogs, Type I diabetes is the most common while Type II diabetes is rare. Insulin is the hormone that keeps blood sugar (glucose) at optimum levels and is produ