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November is Pet Diabetes Month

During the month of November, we recognize diabetes in pets. Just like humans, pets can be affected by either type 1 or type 2. This month, we wanted to spotlight this condition and educate pet owners about diabetes symptoms so that you can catch the condition early, should your pet develop diabetes.

What to look for: Excessive thirst and urination. Lethargy. If you spot these symptoms, get your pet checked out by his/her veterinarian.

Who is at risk: Diabetes can affect any breed of dog and cat at any age, however genetics may play a role. Older pets and those with inactive lifestyles may face greater risks.

What’s one thing you can do to prevent diabetes? Keep your pet at a healthy weight. Not only do obese pets face a greater risk of developing diabetes, but other weight-related health conditions as well. So keep your pet at a healthy weight with regular exercise.

Merck Animal Health provides a great resource for dogs and cats with diabetes.

Do you have any diabetes tips or stories to share?

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

2 Responses to November is Pet Diabetes Month

  1. Tracy Jaramillo says:

    Do not get insurance with trupanion its all a scam. I was told on the phone that they would cover my pets diabetes care so for about 2 years I made monthly payments only to find out that they will not cover anything diabetic related for her. This place is a scam ans I will make sure everyone knows it don’t waste your money with this company

    • Stacy says:

      Hi Tracy,
      Thank you for sharing your feedback and I’m sorry to hear about your disappointment. I hope that you will give us a call so we can make sure that everything is understood/clarified. If your pet’s claimed condition was unrelated to the pre-existing symptoms, then you can certainly pursue our appeals process. Please give us a call to learn more! 800-569-7913

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