Pet diabetes is manageable
DIET (INCLUDING WEIGHT MANAGEMENT)
Diet and weight management are important in managing your pet's diabetes. Diets that eliminate or reduce sugar spikes are usually preferred.
Your veterinarian will determine what diet is best for your pet.
Exercise and physical activity are also important when managing diabetic pets. In general, physical activity and exercise lower blood glucose levels. This is why consistency in your pet's daily exercise schedule is very important. Discuss your pet's daily exercise schedule with your veterinarian and find out what physical activity your veterinarian recommends for your diabetic dog or cat.
- Consult your veterinarian before changing your pet's diet.
- Report to your veterinarian if your pet's daily activity varies significantly.
- Do not change your pet's diet without notifying your veterinarian.
- Do not exercise your pet heavily after insulin* administration.
* If your dog or cat is prescribed insulin by a veterinarian.
Note: The health information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace a discussion with a veterinarian. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a veterinarian and unique characteristics of each patient should be considered.