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Companion Animal Practice
Monitoring the diabetic dog
  1. Grant Petrie

    Grant Petrie qualified from Cambridge in 1987. His career has centred on small animal internal medicine, within both private referral practice and academia. He is currently a lecturer in small animal medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, London. His main area of interest is endocrinology, with particular emphasis on diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats.

2. Restoring good diabetic control in problem cases

Abstract

THE first part of this article, on pages 411 to 418 of this issue, explained how a good understanding of the clinical signs, goals of therapy and techniques available for monitoring diabetes mellitus is important in the successful management of diabetic dogs. The aim of this article is to illustrate how, with appropriate monitoring, good glycaemic control can be restored and clinical signs resolved in problem cases. Case details relating to six poorly controlled diabetic dogs are presented and the reader is challenged to assess the information and to determine how diabetic management might be improved. A discussion follows each case.

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