What are the Signs & Symptoms of K9 Diabetes?

Updated at: Jan 15, 2013
What are the Signs & Symptoms of K9 Diabetes?

K9 Diabetes - Signs or symptoms of diabetes in dogs (also known as canine diabetes) are polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia.

Dr Poonam Sachdev
DiabetesWritten by: Dr Poonam SachdevPublished at: Oct 16, 2011

Pets with diabetes need proper treatment as it is a life-threatening disease. If you have pet you should be aware about the symptoms and treatment of diabetes.


The common signs of diabetes in dogs include:

  • Increased frequency of urination: This is one of the earliest and most noticeable signs of diabetes in dogs. If your trained dogs suddenly begins to urinate indoor consult a vet to rule out diabetes.
  • Increased thirst: This is caused due to increased urination and loss of fluid from body.
  • Weight loss and increased appetite: Your dog may seem to be losing weight even with an increased appetite.
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased activity, lethargy, weakness,

The signs and symptoms depend on severity & length of time your dog has been a diabetic.


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