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Ketones

Cat Diabetes

…environment. As suggested previously, urine tests can also be used to check for the presence of ketones in the feline patients urine. When glucose cannot enter cells, the cells end up metabolizing proteins and fats in order to get their energy, rather than metabolizing sugar. When this occurs, ketones are formed. If ketones are present in your cats urine, your pet is likely suffering from diabetes and will require insulin.Pathophysiology…

Dog Diabetes

…present in a dogs blood and urine. High amounts of glucose in either type of sample are indicative of diabetes. Furthermore, a veterinarian may check these samples for abnormally high levels of organic compounds known as ketones, which are produced by the liver when insulin levels are insufficient. Through a combination of evaluating clinical signs and laboratory results, a veterinary doctor will be able to determine whether or not your dog is…

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