Dog Quiz

Take our quiz to test your general knowledge about diabetes mellitus and the management of diabetes in dogs. Links are provided to help you with the answers!

1. A dog suffering from diabetes typically:
  I don't know
  Drinks a lot, urinates often, eats a lot and is generally lethargic
  Has a fever and is off its food.
  Has a pot bellied appearance and a coarse hair coat
2. How common is diabetes in dogs?
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  Only 1 in 5000 dogs develops diabetes
  1 in 500 dogs may develop diabetes
  Diabetes is hardly ever diagnosed in pet dogs
3. Managing a dog with diabetes mellitus involves:
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  Regular insulin injections, feeding a suitable diet and a regular exercise regime.
  Long term antibiotic treatments and hypoallergenic diets.
  Regular insulin injections and lots of rest.
4. What is hypoglycaemia?
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  High blood sugar or blood glucose.
  Low blood sugar or blood glucose.
  Glucose in the urine.
5. Signs that describe possible hypoglycaemia in a dog are:
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  Drinking and urinating lots
  Red, itchy skin
  Shivering, restlessness and general weakness
6. If your dog shows signs of hypoglycaemia, you should:
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  Telephone your veterinary surgeon and make an appointment for your dog.
  Ensure that your dog is warm enough and has sufficient water to drink
  Offer food immediately, give glucose solution and contact your veterinary surgeon if your dog will not eat.
7. Insulin should be stored:
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  At room temperature.(<25�C)
  In the refrigerator (2-8�C)
  In the freezer (-15�C)
8. What is the expected lifespan of a treated diabetic dog?
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  A treated diabetic dog can live a normal life
  10 weeks
  None of the above