Diabetes refers to a metabolic condition that's characterized by changes in the amounts of blood glucose. It's relatively common in humans. It's not at all uncommon in the canine realm, either. Dogs that don't have sufficient insulin may have it. Insulin is a specific hormone. Dogs that don't react correctly to the hormone may have it, too. If your dog is a diabetes sufferer, he or she may experience a host of symptoms.
Some examples of pet diabetes symptoms are weight loss, appetite shifts, throwing up, breath that has an odd smell, unusual thirst, immoderate water intake, dehydration, exhaustion, frequent urination, frequent skin infections, blindness, the development of cataracts and urinary tract infections. There are certain breeds of dogs that are particularly susceptible to diabetes. Dogs that may be particularly vulnerable to the condition are Bichon Frises, pugs, Keeshonds, miniature schnauzers, dachshunds, Australian terriers, Cairn terriers, miniature poodles, fox terriers, beagles and, last but not least, Samoyeds.