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This area of the website provides extensive information on the subject of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. Click on the articles listed below to view abstracts.

Canine reference articles

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Therapy of the "Healthy" Diabetic Ketotic Animal, by Drs. Stewart and Lewinsky, 2000.
  • Abstract:

    Treatment of the healthy diabetic ketotic animal begins with the successful physical examination and determination of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).
  • Therapy of the Ill Diabetic Ketoacidotic Animal, by Drs. Lawson and Nelson, 2003.
  • Abstract:

    Insulin therapy is critical for successful therapy of the ill diabetic ketoacidotic animal by maintaining the dose and monitoring glucose levels.
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology, by Drs. Feldman and Nelson, University of California-Davis, 2003.
  • Abstract:

    Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus. Current concepts regarding the pathophysiology and management of DKA in dogs and cats is discussed.
  • Establishing the Diagnosis of Diabetic Ketosis and Ketoacidosis, by Drs. Stewart and Lewinsky, 2000.
  • Abstract:

    The first steps to successful diagnosis is testing for glucose and a physical examination.

Feline reference articles

Treatment of diabetes mellitus in cats