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Diabetes prevents your cat being able to control their blood sugar levels. Blood sugars levels get very high, but their body becomes starved of energy. Symptoms include weight loss, drinking more, peeing more and low energy.
A dog with diabetes can't control their blood sugar levels (much like type 1 diabetes in people) and require lifelong treatment.
Is your cat drinking or weeing more than usual? You may hear your vet use the words polyuria and polydipsia (PUPD for short). Polyuria is weeing too much, Polydipsia is drinking too much.
Is your dog drinking and peeing more than usual? You may hear your vet use the words polydipsia and polyuria (PUPD for short).