Diabetes is becoming a common diagnosis in pets.
Condition Common in Dogs and Cats
Diabetes has become a common diagnosis amongst pets, striking 1 out of every 400 dogs. While diabetes occurs less commonly in cats, a studies indicate they are increasingly falling prey to the illness.
There are two forms of diabetes: mellitus and insipidus. Pet owners should be aware of the potential threat to their pets: according to Nationwide's pet insurance claims data, nearly $3.4 million in veterinary expenses was filed by policyholders in 2016. The average amount spent at each veterinary visit to treat the condition? Between $180 and $500.
While the cost to treat your ailing pet may hurt your budget, the long-term health effect of diabetes is certainly direr.
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