November is Pet Diabetes Month!

Pet Diabetes Month (November) is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and test the UK’s cats and dogs for diabetes.

Diabetes is increasingly common in dogs and cats over 6 years of age, overweight pets and certain breeds. Luckily, diabetes can usually be easily diagnosed using a simple urine test.

Some pets are at higher risk than others – use this quick online assessment to see if your pet is at risk of diabetes. If your pet is at risk, get in touch with your veterinary practice and have your pet tested for diabetes.

This November, we are offering a FREE diabetes test/healthcheck – visit or see the voucher at the end of this article.

Feline diabetes is more common than you might think. In fact, diabetes is one of the most common endocrine conditions found in cats. Anywhere between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 cats develops diabetes, and those numbers are expected to increase.


Canine diabetes is quite common—anywhere between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 dogs develops diabetes, and those numbers are expected to increase.

Any dog could develop diabetes, but certain breeds are more likely to develop the condition. These breeds appear to be at greater risk for developing canine diabetes:

  • Cocker Spaniels
  • Dachshunds
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • German Shepherds
  • Golden Retrievers
  • Labrador Retrievers
  • Pomeranians
  • Terriers
  • Toy Poodles
  • Keeshund

Diabetes typically occurs when dogs are between 4 to 14 years old. Unspayed (entire) female dogs are twice as likely as male dogs to suffer from diabetes.


For more information please contact us on 01670 457271 or visit

Why not get a free diabetes check for your pet by clicking the voucher below?