Canine Diabetes mellitus

Incidence of diabetes mellitus in dogs

All dogs are susceptible to diabetes but it is usually seen in middle aged to older dogs. A higher incidence is seen in entire bitches.

Breedsthat appear to be at increased risk of developing Diabetes mellitus include:

  • Keeshond
  • Poodle
  • Samoyed
  • Daschund
  • Alaskan malamute
  • Miniature schnauzer
  • Chow chow
  • Beagle
  • Doberman pinscher
  • Labrador retriever
  • Puli
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Golden retriever
  • Miniature pinscher
  • English Springer spaniel
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Schipperke
  • Finnish spitz
  • West Highland white terrier
  • Cairn terrier

Pedigree analysis has apparently identified a genetic predisposition in Keeshonds and Samoyeds.

Diabetes mellitus in dogs

Estimates of the incidence of Diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats range from 1:100 to 1:500