This free program provides information on pet diabetes and how to manage it. When you join, you’ll receive:

  • A Veterinarian Discussion Guide to help you get the most from your visits with your veterinarian
  • Ongoing emails with information about diabetes in dogs and cats and help monitoring pet blood glucose at home
Start taking advantage of this helpful resource by joining Diabetic Pet Connection today!

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Diabetic Program at University of Pennsylvania

Clinicians with Penn Vet's Diabetes Program at Ryan Hospital strive to provide exceptional treatment to diabetic dogs and cats, improve the quality of life of diabetic pets (and their owners), increase the life span of our patients, decrease risks of diabetic complications, and improve understanding of genetics and other disease risk factors.

The Diabetes Program advances the care of diabetic dogs and cats through clinical trials designed to improve the care of our pets. Almost any diabetic dog can be enrolled in an on-going clinical trial. For more information on our current clinical trials and how you can enroll, click on the tab below.

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Signs of Diabetes in Cats and Dogs1,2

Fatigue or Weakness
  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Acting sluggish or less playful
  • Appearing sick or not feeling well
  • Poor body or coat condition

Frequent Urination
  • Asking to go out more
  • Having accidents in the house
  • Litter box requires more frequent changing
Excessive Thirst
  • Drinking water out of the faucet or toilet
  • Water bowl requires more frequent refilling

Increased Hunger
  • Eating more but has not gained weight
  • Sudden weight loss

Want to learn which dog and cat breeds MAY BE prone to diabetes?

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