Caring for a Pet with Diabetes



In fact, you're in good company. Up to 1 in every 500 dogs and cats has diabetes.1 Their owners have learned how to manage this chronic illness, and you can too.


Today's diabetes care for cats and dogs is based on the latest advances in human medicine. It's not hard to manage your pet's diabetes - your veterinarian will show you how. For many pets, BD insulin syringes are designed to help make the injections more comfortable.

BD wishes to thank the following veterinary professionals for reviewing this information and providing their valuable insights:

  • Deborah Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM. Senior Research Scientist, Global Communicatins, Nestle Purina PetCare  
  • Edward C. Feldman, DVM, ACVIM. Retired from U. of CA - Davis, Dept of Medicine and Epidemiology 
  • Margarethe Hoenig, DVM, PhD, Retired from U. of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine




1.  S.J. Ettinger, E.C. Feldman: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 5th Edition, Vol. 2, 2000 pg. 1438


The BD Diabetes Learning Center describes the causes of diabetes, its symptoms, and diabetes complications such as retinopathy and neuropathy. This site contains detailed information about blood glucose monitoring, insulin injection and safe sharps disposal. Interactive quizzes, educational literature downloads and animated demonstrations help to teach diabetes care skills.

Important Note: The content of this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Do not disregard your doctor's advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this website.

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