Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects dogs of all breeds and ages. The disease occurs when the body is unable to properly regulate blood sugar levels, which can lead to a range of health complications. While the causes of diabetes in dogs are not fully understood, there are several risk factors that can increase a dog's chances of developing the disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for managing the condition and preventing serious complications. With the right care and attention, dogs with diabetes can live long and healthy lives.
Spina Bifida is a congenital defect of the spinal cord in dogs. In a healthy dog the vertebrae of the spinal column encase and protect the spinal cord. In Spina Bifida cases, a deformity in utero occurs that prevents the vertebrae from completely closing, leaving a gap and exposing the spinal cord. This deformity is more commonly seen in the lower back, down near your dog’s tail, but it can occur anywhere along the spine.