Face the facts about diabetes with Sugar & Spike

Caring for a pet with diabetes starts with knowing what to look for, and Sugar & Spike want to help.

Meet the diabetic duo, Sugar & Spike

They didn’t realize they had diabetes at first because the signs weren’t obvious. But, once Sugar & Spike were diagnosed and treated, they felt so much better. Now, they’re spreading the word about what signs you should look out for in your pet.

Just like Sugar & Spike, your pet can still live a happy and healthy life if they’re diagnosed with diabetes. Ask your veterinarian about how to help protect your pet’s health – and if you notice any unusual signs, schedule a visit.

Face the Facts

Do you know the signs of pet diabetes? Test your knowledge and see if you can pick out the signs in the short quiz below. Just click on the images to get the answers!

“I’m so thirsty.”

Answer

Could be a sign of diabetes

Symptom

“My nose is running.”

Answer

Unlikely to be a sign of diabetes

Symptom

“I’m constantly eating but I don’t gain weight.”

Answer

Could be a sign of diabetes

Symptom

“I have a bad cough.”

Answer

Unlikely to be a sign of diabetes

Symptom

I’m not interested in my food.”

Answer

Could be a sign of diabetes

Symptom

“I keep losing weight even though I have a good appetite.”

Answer

Could be a sign of diabetes

Symptom

“I used to be energetic, but now I sleep all day.”

Answer

Could be a sign of diabetes

Symptom

“I ask to go out a lot.”

Answer

Could be a sign of diabetes

Symptom

“My eyes are watery.”

Answer

Unlikely to be a sign of diabetes

Symptom

Know the Signs

Here’s a list of signs of diabetes to look out for in your pet. If you notice any of these, make an appointment with your veterinarian right away – and print out this list and check off the signs take with you.

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