10 Common Canine Diabetes Symptoms
Reviewed for accuracy on August 26, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM
Diabetes mellitus can affect dogs of any age, but early detection is the most important step in ensuring that your dog continues living a happy, healthy life.
Annual wellness visits are essential for early disease detection, but if you know the signs and symptoms of diabetes in dogs, you can recognize the problem between checkups and bring it to your veterinarian’s attention.
Keep in mind that the symptoms of diabetes in dogs can overlap with other diseases. For example, kidney and liver disease are linked to increased urination and thirst, while hyperthyroidism and some cancers can cause increased hunger.
When in doubt, take your dog to her veterinarian for a full evaluation to rule out diabetes or other conditions.
Here are the most common symptoms of diabetes in dogs.