Dog diabetes increased 79.7 percent in a decade.

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in dogs increased from 13.1 cases per 10,000 in 2006 to 23.6 cases per 10,000 in 2015—a 79.7 percent increase.

After confirming a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and determining whether a pet has other health concerns, a veterinarian will most likely begin treatment with diet modification and insulin injections. Management of a diabetic pet can be challenging for both veterinarians and pet owners, as every pet responds differently to treatment.

Learn more at Banfield State of Pet Health® 2016 Report