Frequently Asked Questions: Canine Diabetes Mellitus
1. What is diabetes mellitus?
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is caused by a lack of insulin action, which makes your pet unable to utilize glucose for energy.
2. Why did my dog get this disease?
Similar to type 1 DM in humans, canine diabetes is often associated with genetics and autoimmune inflammation of the pancreas. Most dogs do not show signs of illness until their pancreas has completely lost the ability to make insulin.
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