Dogs with diabetes can develop cataracts
Female dogs are twice as likely to develop diabetes than males
8 years old is the avg. age when most canines develop diabetes
Canine Diabetes

Canine diabetes can affect as many as 1 in 200 dogs.  While the cause is generally
unknown, the disease itself is fairly comparable to diabetes of humans.  

Canine diabetes is a condition in which a dog is unable to control it's blood sugar
(glucose level).  If canine diabetes is left untreated, high glucose levels and
other factors will eventually lead to death.  HOWEVER, when the disease is treated
properly,your canine will live a long and happy life!

Many times, accepting the disease and beginning to manage it is the first step.  
Please read our section on at home blood glucose monitoring of your diabetic dog to
discover the advantages of home blood sampling.  It is important to know that you
are also a good monitor.  If your dog is displaying unusual behavior, contact your
veterinarian immediately.  If your dog suddenly stops
greeting you at the door, it may be sick and testing may be needed.  Discuss your
concerns with you veterinarian.

Helpful information:
Always work closely with your veterinarian before making any changes to your
diabetic pet's life.
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Places to obtain a blood sample for canines:
EAR ***BEST place to obtain blood sample from sine it has the least contact with other
environmental factors which means less chance of infection***
PAD OF FOOT (could become infected upon walking or cause discomfort)
LIP (could become infected upon eating)
TAIL (could become infected when urinating or defecating)