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Old September 9th, 2012, 01:39 PM
Jen42074 Jen42074 is offline
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Family history of diabetes mellitus in my dog

Hello all,
I have an 8 year old Miniature Pinscher named Maxine. I have recently become aware that her parents, older brothers and sisters and litter-mate brother have developed diabetes. While she has not shown any symptoms of this disease, how concerned should I be that she will also develop it? What can I do to prevent it? Does a family history mean she is doomed to develop this disease?

I control her diet, and while she could probably stand to get more exercise, she isn't in bad form. Her weight is very appropriate for her size, so I am told by my vet.
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