Diabetes is one of the most common endocrinopathies that affect pets. It has been estimated that 1 in 300 dogs and 1 in 230 cats in the US have diabetes.1,2
November is National Pet Diabetes Month. The Diabetes PetCare Alliance was created in 2013 to help raise awareness of pet diabetes. Diabetes PetCare Alliance is a partnership between Merck Animal Health, Zoetis, Nestle Purina PetCare and veterinary professionals across the nation.
When your veterinary clinic joins the Diabetes PetCare Alliance, you will receive educational materials that you can share with your clients during National Pet Diabetes Month. The first 1,000 approved clinics will also receive a free Diabetes Management Kit that includes Vetsulin®, AlphaTRAK® Blood Glucose Monitoring System, and a sample of Purina Diabetic Formula pet food.
We encourage your clinic to sign up and join the Diabetes PetCare Alliance today.
Benefits of joining Diabetes PetCare Alliance
1. Feline diabetes mellitus in the UK: The prevalence within an insured cat population and a questionnaire-based putative risk factor analysis. McCann TM, Simpson KE, Shaw DJ, et al. J Feline Med Surg 9:289-299, 2007. 2. Canine diabetes mellitus; can old dogs teach us new tricks? Catchpole B, Ristic JM, Fleeman LM, Davison LJ. Diabetologia 48:1948-1956, 2005.