Stabilization of the Diabetic Dog

As there is individual variation in the response to insulin, an initial stabilization period is required. This period is generally 3-6 months but can be shorter.

Specific therapy to eliminate complications should be initiated along with insulin therapy. Once the animal is regulated treatment can continue as for uncomplicated diabetes.

Uncomplicated canine diabetes

Two types of diabetic dogs can be categorized as uncomplicated.

Dogs presented to their veterinarian after their owner has noted clinical signs without general deterioration. These cases are not usually emergencies, however prompt, diligent treatment will prevent the development of complications.

Dogs which, after initial presentation with diabetic ketoacidosis or urinary tract infection and their successful treatment, are generally stable.

Stabilization of the Diabetic Dog

Dogs with diabetes mellitus can have complications