Dogs, cats prone to different types of diabetes


Both dogs and cats can develop diabetes, and while cats are more prone to obesity-related type 2 diabetes, dogs are more likely to develop type 1, says veterinarian Lucas Kandefer. Both conditions can be treated with insulin injections, and weight loss may resolve the condition in cats, but dogs with type 1 diabetes will probably need to stay on insulin therapy for life, Dr. Kandefer says.

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