A Dynamic Relationship: Care and Management of Dogs with Uncomplicated Diabetes Mellitus
Karraker, Lee Blackwood
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Diabetes mellitus is diagnosed in many dogs. There is no cure for diabetes mellitus in dogs and this leads to management therapy and care. The veterinarian and owner must create a relationship in caring for a diabetic dog. The veterinarian diagnoses, runs the tests, decides insulin, dietary and exercise therapy options and must explain everything clearly and in depth for the owner. The owner is the primary caregiver for the diabetic dog and must follow the instructions exactly to have a healthy diabetic dog. Much time, money and responsibility is needed to have a well-controlled diabetic dog. With a dog whose diabetes is continuously regulated, it can have a long and healthy life after diagnosis and still be a great companion for its owner.