Insulin is a hormone that is produced naturally in the body, but diabetics must inject synthetic insulin throughout the day subcutaneously in order to manage their blood sugars. If blood sugars are not managed properly, a whole host of complications can arise. These complications include kidney damage, cardiovascular damage and eye problems.
What Animals are Susceptible to Diabetes?
Although diabetes can occur in pets at any age, it is more likely that they will be diagnosed with this chronic condition at 7 to 10 years of age for dogs or over 6 years for cats. It may occur in younger animals if the animal has a genetic predisposition to the disease. Furthermore, certain animal breeds are more susceptible to diabetes. Toy poodles, terriers, cocker spaniels, dachshunds, Doberman pinschers, German shepherds and Labrador or golden retrievers have more common occurrences of diabetes. Siamese cats are also more susceptible to this disease than their American shorthair, Himalayan and Persian counterparts.
Managing Diabetes in Pets
There is no cure for diabetes for either humans or pets. Even so, it can be managed through once- or twice-a-day insulin injections. Your veterinarian will explain what type of insulin to use, what types of syringes work best and how to handle insulin for optimal results, as insulin is a fragile medication that requires extra-special care. Our insulin pen needles for diabetic pets allow you to inject this mediation subcutaneously to manage your pet's blood sugar target zones. Pen needles are relatively easy to use to effectively administer just the right amount of medication into your pet's system.
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