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Features November 2016 Issue

The Whys and Wherefores of Canine Diabetes — and Why a Dog with the Condition Must Always Have Insulin Shots Rather Than Take Pills

The reason diabetes causes more thirst and urination is that in an effort to rid the blood of excess sugar, also called glucose, the sugar spills into the kidneys, pulling water with it and thereby leading to the creation of more urine. Where glucose goes, water follows. And the more a dog urinates, the more hes going to want to drink.

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