A lot of pets suffer from diabetes. Pets who are overweight or obese are more likely to get diabetes. Knowing the symptoms will enable you to treat and diagnose your animal friend as soon as possible.
Diabetes mellitus develops when the body is unable to utilise glucose, the primary fuel source for cells, normally. The pancreas produces the hormone insulin, which primarily regulates blood glucose levels. When a pet has diabetes, its pancreas either cannot generate enough (or any) insulin, or they are unable to utilise the insulin that is produced, causing dangerously high blood sugar levels.