Let the Truth About Pet Diabetes Empower You!

November 14th, 2018 by Deer Creek Animal Hospital
Pet diabetes is a serious threat to pet health

We love seeing your pets and having the opportunity to discuss their health with you 1-2 times a year. Not only do we get to know your pet’s personality a little more each time they visit, but routine wellness checks also offer enormous insight into their general health. One factor that’s always at the top of the list is your pet’s weight. A quick hop on the scale can reveal so much about an animal’s health, and with obesity on the rise, pet diabetes is one condition we can work together to prevent.

Under the Microscope

Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas. Responsible for the production and secretion of insulin, the pancreas helps utilize glucose in the body and regulates blood sugar levels. When a pet has diabetes, the pancreas either can’t produce enough insulin or it doesn’t use insulin effectively, which causes insulin resistance. As a result, glucose builds up in the bloodstream and is eventually urinated out of the body.

When blood sugar levels are elevated, hyperglycemia can occur. Left alone, pet diabetes can be very dangerous and even fatal.

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Should You Adopt a Senior Pet? Why You Won’t Regret This Meaningful Decision

November 7th, 2018 by Deer Creek Animal Hospital
You should adopt a senior pet from your local pet shelter!

Younger animals are more likely to be adopted out of shelters, but that doesn’t mean that older cats and dogs aren’t equally wonderful. You won’t necessarily get those squishy, adorable early years, but senior pets have a lot to offer, too! For this reason and many more, we highly recommend everyone consider adopting a senior pet.

Love to Give

Have you wanted to give an older pet a safe, secure, loving home, but weren’t exactly sure how to adopt a senior pet? The process is just like any other pet adoption, except that with older pets you know without a doubt their size/weight, likes/dislikes, patterns/habits, and personality. With their years of life experience, senior pets are fairly reliable. Unlike puppies or kittens, senior pets are already fully grown and trustily entrenched in their ways of being.

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Knowledge is Power When it Comes to Cat Boarding in Denver

October 24th, 2018 by Deer Creek Animal Hospital
Cat boarding in Denver is a great alternative to pet sitting

If you own a cat, you know how attached they are to your everyday routine. From lounging on the couch together to afternoon play sessions, it’s hard to picture life without their familiar purrs and meows. However, at some point, nearly every pet owner must travel somewhere that isn’t conducive to bringing a pet.

Sometimes leaving Fluffy all alone isn’t an option, and finding a trusted friend or relative to watch your cat isn’t always the right choice. If that’s the case, cat boarding in Denver is the next best thing when it comes to easing your worries and ensuring their safety and comfort.

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