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Diabetes - Free Screening this August

Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most common endocrine (hormone) problems in cats and dogs occurring when there is too much sugar in the blood.

This can be because the body does not produce enough insulin to control sugar levels (Type 1) or because the body has become insensitive in some way to the action of insulin as well as reduced production (Type 2)

Dogs suffer mainly from Type 1 disease whereas cats usually have Type 2.

Any pet can develop diabetes but certain breeds are more susceptible : Miniature and Standard Schnauzers, Bichon Frise, Spitz, Samoyed, Fox terrier, Cairn Terrier, Miniature Poodle and Burmese cats.

Diabetes can be diagnosed relatively easily and starts with a urine test for glucose (sugar)

Pop in a fresh sample of your pet's urine and we will test it free of charge this August. If you need help collecting your cat's urine please call 01525 373329 and ask for a special cat litter!

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