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COW CAKE. . . Kristie
with her fantastic cow
GLAMMED UP... Emily Shepherd and Jenny Williams
at the Paskeville Football and Netball Clubs' senior
presentation dinner on Friday, September 28.
THE BOYS.. . Jack West, David Hall, Ben
Goodwin and Ben Daniel enjoy their night at
The Black and the White senior presentation
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THE GIRLS... Morgan Hutchings, Khaleisha
Barnett, Rebecca Harrop, Rachel Frost, Brittany
Price and Kate Williams at The Black and the
White senior presentation dinner for the
Paskeville Football and Netball Clubs.
COUNTRY GIRL. . .
Kristie Lehmann and
Steven Launer at
Kristie's 18th party.
D COWGIRLS. . . Jess, Neil,
nand Leanne Lehmann at
ry-themed 18th birthday party
Kadina Veterinary Clinic - 8821 3350
Moonta Veterinary Clinic - 8825 1028
Maitland Veterinary Clinic - 8832 2279
Minlaton Veterinary Clinic - 8853 2474
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Why is my pet drinking
from the toilet bowl?
Diabetes occurs when the pancreas stops
producing insulin, the hormone required to
metabolise glucose, a major energy source for the
body and found in most foods. Most cases of
spontaneous diabetes are in middle-aged dogs
and cats. In dogs, females are affected twice as
often as males; in cats, males are more commonly
The mechanisms responsible for decreased
insulin production and secretion are multiple, but
are usually related to the destruction of
pancreatic cells by the immune system or severe
pancreatitis. Occasionally, a resistance to insulin
(rather than decreased production) can occur in
animals on long-term steroids, with diseases
producing excess corticosteroids or in obese
Initially, animals with diabetes have a rise in
glucose concentration in their bloodstream
(hyperglycaemia) but the glucose cannot be used
by the body's cells because of the lack of insulin.
This causes them to excrete "excess" glucose
from the body in their urine, which in turn causes
them to drink a lot more --- commonly when
owners see them drinking from unusual places,
such as toilets --- and urinate a lot more. They also
tend to have increased appetite but lose weight;
because the body cannot utilise nutrition from
glucose, it is essentially starving. Animals become
weak and lethargic, and may develop cataracts.
Diabetic animals have diminished immune
systems so are more likely to develop chronic or
recurrent bacterial and fungal infections.
Recurrent infections include prostatitis,
pneumonia and bladder and skin infections.
Diabetic animals also develop enlarged livers due
to fat accumulation. This is because the body
mobilises fat stores as an energy source when
glucose is not available. This is so rapid some of
the fat is stored in the liver, causing problems
with liver function.
A diagnosis of diabetes is based on persistent
high glucose concentration in the blood and urine.
Treatment can involve a weight loss diet, insulin
and continuous monitoring via blood glucose
Some cats develop non-insulin dependent
diabetes that is controlled through diet, without
the need of twice-daily insulin injections.
However, some cats never make it to this stage,
and dogs' diabetes cannot be controlled without
Unrecognised diabetes causes potentially fatal
complications known as ketoacidosis. The body
becomes so desperate for energy it mobilises fat
and protein. This rapid mobilisation upsets the
normal metabolism processes, causing electrolyte
levels to spiral out of control. Animals become
very sick very quickly, showing signs such as
lethargy, unresponsiveness, vomiting,
in-appetence and seizures, and is a medical
For more information about diabetes in pets,
contact the friendly staff at YP Vets Kadina,
Maitland, Minlaton and Moonta.
October home visits
As part of YP Vets' ongoing community service,
we will be once again be doing home visits, pet
examinations, vaccinations and consultations
throughout Yorke Peninsula in October ---
*Tuesday, October 23: Port Broughton, Wallaroo
and surrounding districts.
*Wednesday, October 24: Moonta, Kadina,
Paskeville, Bute and surrounding districts.
*Thursday, October 25: Ardrossan, Tiddy Widdy,
Maitland, Port Victoria and surrounding districts.
*Friday, October 26: Stansbury, Wool Bay,
Curramulka, Minlaton, Yorketown, Edithburgh,
Port Vincent, Sultana Point and surrounding
Please contact us for your appointment on the
phone numbers below.
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