The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), has developed guidelines for veterinarians in the diagnosis, management and treatment of diabetes in both dogs and cats.
The AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats include the following areas of disease management:
- Diagnostic criteria/initial assessment
- Initial treatment and monitoring
- Recommendations for diagnostic testing
- Diet therapy
- Home monitoring
According to the AAHA, diabetes mellitus develops differently in dogs and cats, and knowledge of those differences is necessary to successfully manage the