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Diabetes in Pets

Unlike humans when they are ill, pets cannot communicate verbally. That being said, be sure to follow your veterinarian’s instructions and medications prescribed.

If you own a pet, you know that pets are an extension to your family. Pets are the fury companions that are a bundle of joy. When your pet becomes ill, you want the best service when it comes to doctors and medications. Whether you’re a new pet owner or a long time pet owner, having a diabetic pet can be stressful at times. Unlike humans when they are ill, pets cannot communicate verbally. That being said, be sure to follow your veterinarian’s instructions and medications prescribed.
Chances are that if you are reading this article you are either have one of the following: 

  1. A) own a pet that has been recently diagnosed with a form of Diabetes and are looking to buy PetMeds online

OR

  1. B) Have a diabetic Pet and am currently looking for a more affordable alternative to buying medications in store.

Did you know that you can buy PetMeds online to help save time and money? HoneyBee Pharmacy offers PetMeds including both tablet and insulin medications when it comes to your Diabetic pet. (Yes this includes Lantus Vials)
Discovering Diabetes In Your Fur Companion
Diabetes Mellitus is increasingly common in dogs and cats. Public statistics have determined that between one in 250 cats and one in 350 dog are living with a form of diabetes. As we have previously mentioned there are approximately 34 million Americans who are currently living with diabetes. The number of diabetic pets whether it be cats or dogs are also increasing rapidly. Does Obesity play a factor in why pets become Diabetic? The answer is: yes. Over 50% of our pets are overweight. Therefore, these pets have an increased risk of developing a form of diabetes. Many pets use vials of Lantus Solostar.
Recap On Diabetes
Diabetes is the inability to control blood glucose levels, either because the body produces no insulin (Type I diabetes mellitus) or becomes resistant to insulin (Type II diabetes mellitus). Insulin pushes glucose in the cells. Therefore resulting in converted energy that fuels the body. Without insulin, glucose can’t reach the cells. This starves the cells, forcing the body to produce more glucose, which then accumulates in the blood. Pet diabetes is lifelong in most dogs and cats. Pets like humans also need to make changes to their lifestyle  to ensure that they have the chance of living a longer fulfilling life. As a pet owner it is your duty to make sure that your diabetic pet has a daily routine that includes the following:

  • A suitable and healthy diet (special prescription diets are often recommended)
  • Regular exercise
  • insulin treatment as well as monitoring.

Keeping pets at a healthy weight can help with decreasing the chances of having Diabetes. However, there are still  a variety of other factors that come into play. Signs of early diabetes in cats and dogs include the following:

  • More frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss and lethargy.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cataracts (dogs)
  • Vomiting
  •  Dehydration
  •  Weakness
  • Abnormal gait
  • Muscle loss due to neuropathy (nerve damage).

As mentioned, diabetes cannot be cured. However it is manageable if you follow the directions of your veterinarian. Your pet can live a long and happy life. If diabetes is left untreated, dogs can develop the following:

  • Ketoacidosis
  • Cataracts
  • Kidney disease.

Diabetic cats are susceptible to the following:

  • Chronic pancreatitis
  •  Ketoacidosis
  •  Nerve degeneration.

Diabetic pets usually need twice-daily injections to keep their glucose levels under control. While it may sound daunting, your veterinarian can show you how to administer therapy so you can get comfortable doing it at home. Your vet can also advise on what to do if you miss a dose and answer any other questions about insulin therapy.
It is very important to maintain the proper insulin and feeding schedules recommended for your pet. Regular examinations and testing performed by your veterinarian may be supplemented by at-home monitoring of your pet’s blood and urine glucose levels at home. Remember consistent treatment is a vital component to proper management of diabetic pets. Your pet needs consistent administration of insulin, consistent feeding, and a stable, stress-free lifestyle. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to your veterinarian or one of our pharmacists from our contracted pharmacy department.
HoneyBee Pharmacy itself is not a Pharmacy. HoneyBee Pharmacy is an established Pharmacy Partner with over 10 years of experience in the online pharmaceutical industry. In conjunction with its contracted* licensed Pharmacy department, HoneyBee Pharmacy refers its customers to its’ contracted* Pharmacy department to ensure that Americans all across the USA have access to the medications they need. Whether it be tablet medications, topical creams, patches, various insulins including (Lantus SoloStar Pens, Lantus Vials, Lantus Cartridges, Humalog, Novolog etc.). HoneyBee Pharmacy not only retails human medications but also pet medications. HBP offers a variety of medications including both brand name and generic equivalent. HoneyBee Pharmacy is committed to providing safe medications that you can truly rely on. HoneyBee Pharmacy is open 365 days a year to ensure that customers have access to the customer support that they need. Call us today at 1-888-557-0340 or simply place your order online. When Medicare is out, count us in.

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