Statistics on dog and cat diabetes

I read some interesting statistics on diabetes from the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).  According to this report, diabetes has been increasing at a 5% rate per year in both people and pets.

It is 1 of the 5 most common diseases in dogs and 1 in 3 in cats.

I feel really fortunate that when Chloe’s glucose level tested so high last year, we were able to get it in the normal range just with diet.  I am now investigating higher quality diets that will keep her in the normal range but provide better nutrition.  I test her every 3 weeks of so with ThePetCheckup and she is not spilling any glucose in her urine.  That’s the way to go Chloe!!

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Home test your dog and cat for peace of mind

Another point we make when talking about using ThePetCheckup monthly is that we hope you never find an imbalance.  That’s the goal! Good health. But as we all know, illnesses can come up quickly and without warning, so routine checking of your pet’s urine between routine veterinary visits will provide a new level of caregiving for you.

There is something about performing these tests…knowing what your dog and cat’s nitrite, leukocyte, pH, bilirubin, glucose  etc. etc. values are that makes most people feel even closer to their animals!  It’s such an easy and inexpensive way to protect your pet’s health.

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