Author: silvie

Imposters: Afflictions That Look Like SARDS at First Glance

SARDS is a terrifying disease that pet doctors have few answers for. SARDS typically leads to permanent blindness in dogs, along with other symptoms such as bloating, excessive thirst and increased appetite. Animals may also exhibit a lack of energy of show signs of hair loss. For the most part, SARDS has been labeled incurable,… Continue reading Imposters: Afflictions That Look Like SARDS at First Glance

Does SARDS Affect Anything Other Than My Dog’s Eyes?

SARDS is a disease that’s widely known for causing blindness in dogs, so many automatically label it as a degenerative eye disease, but this isn’t entirely accurate. SARDS is an auto-immune disorder that can affect the whole body. If ignored or left untreated, the ailment can lead to other problems such as lagging digestion and… Continue reading Does SARDS Affect Anything Other Than My Dog’s Eyes?

Do All Dogs Go Blind from SARDS?

Dog blindness has many causes, a primary culprit being diabetes. This disease often leads to cataracts and subsequent loss of sight, but while common, diabetes isn’t the only illness responsible. Dogs can also go blind due to other ailments, such as kidney failure, hypertension, and something not fully understood known as Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration… Continue reading Do All Dogs Go Blind from SARDS?

What Can You Feed Dogs with Diabetes?

By Nancy O, AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator for Muffin’s Halo After your dogs diagnosis of Diabetes, you will most likely need to change the food that you’re feeding your pup.  The biggest concern for you now is that your pup doesn’t get too much fat from their diet.  What To Feed Dogs With Diabetes Now… Continue reading What Can You Feed Dogs with Diabetes?

Dogs with Diabetes: Symptoms to Watch Out For

By:  Nancy O, AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator, for Muffin’s Halo How do you begin to suspect that your pup is Diabetic? There are a few symptoms of diabetes in dogs to look out for. Symptoms Of Diabetes In Dogs You will notice increased thirst and frequent urination first.  You may find puddles in the house… Continue reading Dogs with Diabetes: Symptoms to Watch Out For

How Do I Take Care of a Dog with Diabetes?

By: Nancy O, AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator for Muffin’s Halo The first step in caring for a newly diagnosed diabetic dog is to take a deep breath!  Remember that your pup picks up on your emotions so the more stressed you are, the more stressed your pup will be.  Stress affects your pups BG (Blood… Continue reading How Do I Take Care of a Dog with Diabetes?

Do All Diabetic Dogs Go Blind

By:  Nancy O, AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator, for Muffin’s Halo Do all dogs go blind from diabetes? The simple answer is no.  That answer depends on some factors though.  Factors On Dogs Going Blind From Diabetes It depends on how quickly you catch the disease and begin treating it.  The sooner you get on the… Continue reading Do All Diabetic Dogs Go Blind

How long do dogs live after being diagnosed with diabetes?

You just learned that your dog is diabetic. The first thing that you need to do is take a deep breath and know that you are not alone! Tens of thousands of us have gone before you and are here to help you.  I can’t imagine having this diagnosis during a pandemic when you can’t… Continue reading How long do dogs live after being diagnosed with diabetes?