If you are like me, you know when something is not right with your pet.

My Pomeranian, Apollo, began to drink and pee excessively. He had accidents everywhere. I thought maybe it was old age. I began to feel the bone on his back. Did he lose weight? I was not sure, but I knew I had to take him to the vet.

As I waited for the doctor, the vet tech came in to do the common health checks, such as weight. Four pounds! My dog lost four pounds?! How can this be? He is small to begin with.

The vet confirmed, my little love has diabetes and Cushing’s disease.

I now give him daily insulin shots, apparently for the remainder of his life. He appears to be fine. He still seems happy. I just worry how this is going to impact his health and personality.

Do you have any experiences to share? I thought it would be interesting to learn about this disease for dogs from each other.

 

My dog has diabetes?! What?
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