Archive for December, 2021

What’s up doc? Human illnesses that can be found in pets

Humans and their animal counterparts have a lot in common. Who doesn’t love to have a lazy day on the couch, a nice cuddle when it’s cold or a fun day at the park? Like humans, animals can share the joys of life as well as the struggles – including illness. We share four illnesses that animals and humans have in common below. Diabetes Everyone loves a nice home-cooked meal, but try keeping Fido out of the fridge! As we continue to see human diabetes cases increase, the same trend can be seen in household cats and dogs.  Let’s face it, household pets often exercise less and are fed more (usually out of love), which can unfortunately lead to type-1 and -2 diabetes. Pets with diabetes often urinate frequently, are constantly thirsty and suddenly lose a significant amount of weight – all common symptoms of human diabetes. And like humans, pet diabetes can be treated with insulin injections. Although, studies suggest some cats can kick their diabetes into remission by getting rid of a few extra pounds! Thyroid Problems Thyroid... Read More

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