Newtown Veterinary Clinic

PH: 03 5221 5333

121 West Fyans Street, Newtown, Victoria

After Hours : 03 5222 2139

Diabetes in obese pets


Extra body fat leads to insulin resistance in cats and some dogs just as it does in humans. In fact, obese cats have been found to have a 50% decrease in insulin sensitivity. Weight management is especially important in decreasing a cat’s risk for the development of diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes in our pets can often be managed medically.  Sometims this involves dietery changes and/or daily insulin injections.  If your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes you may like to click on the link below for some more information from Veterinary Partner.


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