Know Before Adopting a Diabetic Dog

Plan to give insulin injections under the skin 1-2 times per day as prescribed.  

Administer Insulin  

Use a home glucometer to track trends and tell the vet if levels are off.

Monitor Blood Sugar  

Feed the same diabetic-friendly food at regular times to stabilize sugar.

Provide Consistent Meals  

High sugar can cause thirst and urination, so be prepared for some accidents.

Expect Accidents  

Diabetic dogs need vet checkups and bloodwork done more often to regulate treatment.

Vet Visit Frequently  

Budget for expenses like insulin, needles, prescription food and vet care.

 Handle Costs  

Proper exercise helps manage diabetes. Avoid intensive exercise right after shots.

Ensure Exercise  

Dogs Might Pee When Excited or Scared