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What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a common disorder in dogs and cats, particularly those who are overweight or obese. Diabetes mellitus is also referred to as “sugar diabetes” because it results from the failure of the pancreas to regulate blood sugar, or glucose. Juvenile diabetes, which occurs in animals less than a year of age, is uncommon. In healthy animals, insulin is secreted by the pancreas after a meal and moves… Read More