We have all heard about Diabetes mellitus as Type I and Type II in regards to the human diabetic condition. The difference between the two forms is that Type I is where the pancreas is not producing any insulin and Type II is where the pancreas is producing insulin, just not enough. Dogs most commonly suffer from insulin dependent diabetes (Type I) which is why they are treated with insulin. On the other hand, Cats suffer from non-insulin dependent diabetes (Type II). This is where it can get a little confusing since you might think that a cat could get away without insulin injections, but that isn’t usually the case. Cats do have the potential for the pancreas for resolve itself and improve the ability to secrete insulin. This can occur with a proper diet and good Glucose control; however, dogs are not as lucky and virtually never have their pancreas return to proper insulin function. Insulin injections are still used to help regulate Cats, and in some lucky cats, even oral medications and/or prescription diet can help manage in mild cases. Humans can tell when their blood glucose becomes high or low and can quickly compensate for them by either taking their insulin or eating something. Diabetic animals are strictly reliant on their humans to help regulate their condition.
Miniature Schnauzers, Beagles, Keeshond, Poodles and Labrador Retrievers are only a few of the dog breeds which are predisposed to diabetes. Another significant risk factor for the development of diabetes is obesity. Unfortunately, obesity can target any breed of cat or dog. Feeding your pet a healthy diet, giving them regular exercise, and monitoring their treat intake are simple ways to prevent obesity. When should you seek medical attention for your pet? There are definite signs of diabetes:
Drinking and urinating more frequently
Weight loss despite an increased appetite
Poor coat condition
If you are noticing any of the signs listed please consult
your veterinarian for further evaluation.
The earlier the diagnosis, your beloved pet can have a better chance of living a longer, healthier life.
What is Laser therapy?
A surgery-free, drug free, noninvasive treatment to:
Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation”, which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed.
How it works
The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive hand piece to treat the affected area. Your pet may feel gentle and soothing warmth. Most treatments take a matter of minutes.
What are the Costs?
Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and condition. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity, and cost. Laser therapy can be used to enhance other treatment plans recommended by your veterinarian.
Laser Therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions.
Acute Conditions Chronic Conditions
Wounds Degenerative Joint Disease
Allergies Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Infections Periodontal Disease
Cuts/bites Lick Granulomas
Inflammations Geriatric Care
Tooth Extraction Pain Relief Hip Dysplasia
Sprains, Strains and Fractures Feline Acne
Post-Surgical Healing and Pain Relief Tendonitis
Call us to schedule an appointment to see if Laser Therapy is right for you. 719-574-8920