Many people seem to think there are certain illnesses that are confined solely to humans, when, in fact, most domesticated animals can acquire the disorder. More often, people are starting to understand and relay the knowledge that things like cancer and heart disease are diseases that can affect humans and animals alike. Unfortunately, many people don’t seem to understand that, besides these increasingly common health issues, diseases and disorders like arthritis, blindness and especially diabetes are also on the rise in prevalence.
Unfortunately, in the case of diabetes, testing your dog and/or cat’s blood sugar isn’t as simple as getting a drop of blood and putting it on a test strip. Because of this, and the fact that it would be a cruel way to test the blood sugar levels of an animal that wouldn’t understand why you were poking it, a form of measuring sugar levels through urine was needed.
With Diastix glucose testing strips you can simply and easily test your beloved pet’s sugar levels without harming them or confusing them because of a strange procedure. These strips allow you the chance to test your cat or dog’s sugar levels without having to go to the vet all the time. By being able to do this at home you are better able to monitor your pet’s progress on a daily basis. This is also a much more affordable option which means that more people will be able to keep their pets who have diabetes and will be able to offer them a happier, healthier, longer life.