A new application which promises to help pet owners with diabetes monitor the disease has hit the market. Developed by MDS Animal Health, the "Pet Diabetes Tracker" allows the tutor to know when to offer water - an extremely important item for those with diabetes -, to offer food and to do it exercise, in addition to having access to the body condition of the dog or cat.

"The service came to revolutionize disease control, promoting better monitoring of the pet's health and providing important information for the veterinarian to assess not only the evolution of the treatment, but also the maintenance of this pet for a healthier, happier life and active. Diabetes mellitus has no cure, but it can be well monitored, controlled and treated”, says Silvana Badra, pet product manager and MSD Animal Health.


According to information from the Agência Estado, through the service it is also possible to monitor the gain and loss of weight and glucose, with the right to graphs of glycemic curves in blood and urine. The app also offers the option to schedule important reminders such as appointments and insulin injection purchase orders.

App helps pet owners with diabetes to monitor the disease. image: Reshetnikov/iStock
App helps pet owners with diabetes to monitor the disease. image: Reshetnikov/iStock

The "Pet Diabetes Tracker" allows an important management for the health of your pet, especially when the owners are at a distance. It is free and available for both AndroidAs for iOS.

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Animal diabetes is very similar to human diabetes and also requires care with daily insulin doses, dietary rations and physical exercise. According to Dr. Gisele Caliendo, on the Petz store blog, the disease is caused by:

  • Obesity;
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas, the organ that produces insulin);
  • Hyperlipidemia (excess fat in the blood);
  • Inadequate administration of medications;
  • Genetic predisposition.

There are more obvious symptoms that may indicate that your puppy or kitten has diabetes. They are: thirst and excessive tiredness, sedentary lifestyle, weight loss and increased appetite, and more frequent urination.

Also, if you notice that ants gather around your pet's pee, it is possible that you have sugar in your urine, which is another sign of the animal's illness.

Diabetes generally affects older dogs with a greater predisposition, females with hormonal problems - that's why they must be neutered so that the hormones do not interfere in the treatment - and breeds with genetic inheritance, such as poodle, labrador, golden retriever, dachshund, spitz and schnauzer.

However, this does not mean that younger dogs or other breeds are safe, it is important to maintain a healthy diet throughout the life of the pet, in addition to exercising and visiting the veterinarian annually - for the vaccination schedule - or whenever necessary .

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