Is your pet a Diabetic? If they are, make sure to identify them as a Diabetic, in case he/she becomes lost. Medical alert tags are available at pet stores which can be attached to a collar. Also, if your pet is micro-chipped, alert the company to include their new medical condition in their patient alerts that he/she needs insulin.
You play a key role in helping your pet combat illness and remain as healthy as possible. Remember, your cat or dog can not describe symptoms to you, but he/she will show you signs of a disease or illness. Awareness of the signs of most common diseases is one way to help reduce your pet's risk. Annual exams are the first step to a healthy pet. Annual wellness screenings are the second.
Did you know: 10% of pets appear healthy to their owners and their veterinarians during their annual visits, when in reality, they have an underlying disease that is too early in stage for symptoms to be noticeable.
Cathy-Licensed Vet tech with 28 year experience.