Tag: diabetes mellitus

Pollakiuria: Why is My Pet Urinating More Often Than Normal?

Pollakiuria is a fun word to pronounce, but it’s certainly not a fun symptom to deal with. Pollakiuria means increased frequency of urination. Dogs with this symptom ask to go outside more frequently than normal, often round the… Read More

Canine Bladder Infections: Part I

If you’ve lived your life with dogs, chances are you’ve cared for one with a bladder infection. The normal urinary bladder is sterile, meaning devoid of bacteria. Infection occurs when bacteria find their way into the bladder and… Read More

Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome (SARDS)

Over the years I’ve developed a top ten list of my most despised diseases. Those that make it to this list tend to be diseases that are untreatable, leaving me helpless to help my patient. Such is the… Read More

What Would You Do? Part II

A week ago I challenged you by asking, “What would you do?” pertaining to a series of pet-related symptoms. Thanks to the more than 100 of you who submitted your responses. All of your names were entered into… Read More

Leaky Dogs: A Primer on Urinary Incontinence

Does your dog awake from her sleep in a puddle of urine? Does she dribble urine when she stands up or is walking about? If so, she has involuntary urine leakage, known as urinary incontinence. Not only can… Read More

When to Visit a Veterinary Ophthalmologist

This is the first in a series of blog posts that I hope will help you determine when your four-legged family member might benefit from a visit with a veterinary specialist.  Be reminded, veterinarians cannot refer to themselves… Read More

Were You Smarter Than a Vet Student?

Thanks to all who participated in last week’s game show called, “Are You Smarter Than a Vet Student.”  I have received 107 responses and at least a handful of you had all correct answers (only two people scored… Read More

Cataracts in Dogs and Cats

While cataracts are less common in dogs and cats than in people, they do occur with relative frequency and are one of the most common causes of blindness. Normally, the pupil of the eye appears black because the… Read More

A Primer on Diabetes Insipidus

Mention the word diabetes, and one thinks of insulin injections and blood sugar levels. This is because diabetes mellitus (aka, sugar diabetes) is so darned prevalent in people, dogs, and cats. But did you know that there is… Read More

Trends in Veterinary Medicine

Just as human docs are seeing more patients with diabetes, so too are veterinarians.  A first-of-its-kind study conducted by Banfield Pet Hospital (a corporation with more than 770 veterinary hospitals) documents rises in the incidence of diabetes, dental… Read More