Did you know that dogs and cats commonly get diabetes? Up to 1 in 100 pets could be diabetic and the condition is on the increase.
This November is Pet Diabetes Month – a national campaign initiated by MSD Animal Health to check the UK’s pets for diabetes.
Diabetes can be treated allowing pets to live long and healthy lives, provided the condition is diagnosed early.
Some pets of certain breeds and older animals are more likely to suffer from diabetes as are dogs and cats that are overweight.
To check more fully if your pet is at a higher risk of diabetes, we have an advice leaflet containing a short questionnaire which is available at the surgery.
If the assessment tells you that your pet is at increased risk of diabetes, or you would just like to have them tested for peace of mind, Castle Vets is offering a free urine test for your pet during November. Simply call into the practice (you do not need to bring your pet) with a fresh sample of your pet’s urine along with a copy of the assessment (if you have one) and the practice staff will do the rest. You will receive a phone call within 24 hours to advise you of the results.
Please contact us on 0118 957 4488 for further details or to speak to a nurse. See http://www.castle-vets.co.ukto download an advice form on the best way to collect a urine sample.
You can also complete the assessment on line at http://www.petdiabetesmonth.co.uk – if completing the assessment on line, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw to win £250 of vouchers.