Humans aren’t the only ones susceptible to diabetes. Our furry little friends known as “man’s best friend” can be diagnosed with the same disease. There is a great article on wikiHow.com explaining How you can detect diabetes in your dog. There are many potentially serious health problems with diabetes in dogs and owners must be attentive to their pup’s well-being so they can seek professional care at the earliest signs of sickness or decline, and before serious damage is done. The common age for dogs diagnosed with diabetes is five to seven years but juvenile diabetes is possible.
There is no cure for diabetes so the trick is to simply keep your dog healthy. Look out for signs of obesity and take your dogs on walks as often as you can. I like to take my puppies to local dog parks for some physical activity as well as socialization.