All About Canine Diabetes

with Veterinary Internist Dr. Ayeley Okine

Welcome back to Your Dog Wants You To Know This!

What does diabetes look like in dogs? How does it compare to humans?

These are some of the questions that we are going to address today as we talk all about diabetes in dogs with Dr. Ayeley Okine.

Diabetes takes up about 25% of Dr. Okine’s caseload, so it's pretty common and definitely important to talk about.

Dr. Ayeley Okine is a board-certified veterinary internist. She is a graduate of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, she practices at Sage Veterinary Centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she has a strong professional interest in immune-mediated blood disease and gastrointestinal disease.

She values building close relationships with her patients and their owners. Through education and communication, Dr. Okine helps owners make informed, collaborative decisions about their pets’ disease process and treatment options.

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

What type of diabetes dogs can get

Similarities and differences between diabetes in dogs and humans

What makes one dog more at risk for developing diabetes than another

What age dogs develop diabetes at

Some signs of diabetes to look for

How a diagnosis of diabetes would be made

What insulin treatment looks like for a dog

How the dose of insulin is assessed

Ways to monitor diabetes in your dog

The challenges that come with caring for a diabetic dog

I hope it was interesting for you to learn a little bit about the differences and similarities between diabetes in dogs and humans.

I’m grateful to Dr. Okine for taking the time to come back on the podcast, so if you want to hear more from her, be sure to check out her last episode with us, and take a look at her YouTube channel, This Vet Wants You To Know.

Resources Mentioned:

Dr. Okine's YouTube Channel

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