Dog Diabetes

Treat your dog's diabetes with trusted, reliable and five-star rated products which have been designed by veterinary experts. Our range of dog insulin syringes, diabetic starter kits, and glucose test strips for dogs can be delivered directly and quickly to your door. Find everything you need to manage your dog's diabetes while keeping treatments affordable.

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How Common is Diabetes in Dogs?

Sadly, dog diabetes is more common than people think. Although it is suspected to be underdiagnosed in pets, the MSD Veterinary Manual estimates that about 1 in 300 dogs are diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes in much more common in middle aged and elderly dogs (around 10-15 years in age). Female dogs are also much more likely to develop diabetes than male dogs.

What are the impacts of diabetes in dogs?

Just like in humans, diabetes can cause damage to your dog's overall health and well-being because it causes resistance to insulin or low levels of insulin in the body. When your dog eats, the food is digested, and some is broken down into glucose which is released into the bloodstream.

Insulin is the hormone which moves glucose into the cells so it can be used as energy. Diabetes means that your dog cannot use the glucose for energy efficiently and the sugar remains in the blood, causing lots of issues. Without proper management, diabetes can be fatal very quickly.

How Much Does It Cost To Treat Diabetes In Dogs?

With Pet Drugs Online, you need not worry. We know that long-term conditions like diabetes can be costly over time, with expensive veterinary care as well as medical supplies.

However, we could save you money on the cost of dog diabetes prescription medication such as insulin. Simply get the prescription from your vet, create an account with us and get the dog diabetes treatment you’ve had prescribed quickly and easily at a much more sustainable cost.

Best Products for Dog Diabetes

With 15 years of experience in providing owners with the best care for their dog’s diabetes, your dog’s happiness is one of the most important things we want to help you achieve, as well as their health and wellbeing. Leaving your dog’s insulin order in our trusted hands means that you can relax and simply wait for your delivery. Some of the popular brands we stock are:

AlphaTRAK

AlphaTRAK is a trusted brand for dog diabetes. Find their Alphatrak 2 Starter kit for dog diabetes, as well as test strips and lancets so you can easily test your dog's glucose and manage their diabetes closely.

Caninsulin

Caninsulin is for the treatment of insulin deficiency and diabetes in dogs, offering their 10ml and 25ml vials of insulin. Try the VetPen insulin needles for dogs and starter kit to help feel confident when treating your pet.

Dog Diabetes Diet

We also stock diabetic dog food within our condition specific dog food food range alongside our glucose monitoring strips and syringes. Diet is one of the biggest influencing factors on diabetes, so feeding a diabetic dog a specific diet for dog diabetes can help to support and control their condition, keeping them happy and healthy.


As dog owners, we understand the struggle, stress and worry of organising their medication can be. However, our customer service team and prescription service are on hand to help you manage and control your dog’s diabetes and diet. With five-star rated products which have been formulated by veterinary experts and diabetic specialists, you can feel confident that your dog is getting everything they need to feel themselves again.

Customers Also Ask
What are the types of dog diabetes?

There are two main types of diabetes in dogs: Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, and Type 2 diabetes, a metabolic disorder in which the body does not respond properly to insulin.

What are the symptoms of diabetes in dogs?
  • Excessive thirst (Polydipsia) - Dogs with diabetes may drink more water than usual as a result of increased blood sugar levels.
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  • Frequent urination (Polyuria) - Due to the excess intake of water, dogs with diabetes will urinate more frequently.
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  • Increased appetite (Polyphagia) - Despite eating more, diabetic dogs may lose weight or have difficulty gaining weight.
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  • Weight loss - Dogs with diabetes may experience unexplained weight loss, despite having an increased appetite.
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  • Lethargy and weakness - Diabetic dogs may appear tired, weak, and lack energy.
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  • Cloudy eyes - The development of cataracts is common in diabetic dogs and can lead to cloudy or bluish-looking eyes.
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  • Recurrent infections - Dogs with diabetes may be more susceptible to infections, such as urinary tract infections or skin infections.
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  • Sweet-smelling breath - Some owners report a sweet or fruity smell to their dog's breath, which can be a sign of diabetic ketoacidosis, a severe complication of diabetes.
What causes diabetes in dogs?

The exact causes of diabetes in dogs are not always clear, but several factors may contribute to its development, such as;

Genetics

Obesity

Age

Pancreatitis

Autoimmune factors.

How do you treat diabetes in dogs?

Treating diabetes in dogs typically involves a combination of lifestyle changes and medical management. Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin injections, while Type 2 diabetes can be treated with a combination of insulin injections, diet, and exercise.

 

Most diabetic dogs require their Blood Glucose Levels monitored, as well as Insulin Injections, to regulate their blood sugar levels . Your veterinarian will determine the appropriate insulin type, dosage, and administration schedule based on your dog's needs.

 

Dietary Management and Regular Exercise are also crucial for diabetic dogs. Your veterinarian might recommend a specific diabetic dog food or a home-cooked diet low in carbohydrates and high in fibre and protein. 

 

At Pet Drugs Online, we provide a veterinary-approved service where your dog can be prescribed the exact amount of insulin they need and have it delivered it quickly to your front door at the perfect storage temperature. Not only this, but we also provide syringes and needles for dogs which will be the perfect match for the insulin prescription.

 

Ensure you have a full veterinary diagnosis before determining your dog needs diabetes treatment. 

What treats can i give my diabetic dog?

When giving treats to a diabetic dog, it's crucial to choose options that won't significantly impact their blood sugar levels. Some suitable treat options are; 

 

  • Carrots soaked in bone broth and frozen
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  • Lean Proteins - Place in a KONG or a snuffle mat to long out treat time
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  • Freeze-dried Meat Treats
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  • Green Beans
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  • Home-baked, low-carb treats - Try this pumpkin treat recipe!
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Always consult your veterinarian before introducing any new treats or changes to your diabetic dog's diet to ensure they are safe and appropriate for your pet's specific condition.