Helping My Pet Avoid Diabetes: What You Can Do

Dog at vet check-up.

Diabetes is a disease that affects many animals. Both cats and dogs can develop it, and it can be a very serious problem for both. At Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital, it is our goal to keep our pet patients as healthy as possible. While sometimes diabetes in animals happens despite prevention measures, being a proactive pet owner can go a long way to avoiding it in many cases.


Why the Pet Wellness Check Is So Important

Pet wellness check.

You do lots of things for your beloved pet. You may spend hours playing fetch, splurging on a grooming session for them rather than getting your hair done, or pouring over research about the best food to feed. Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital has an extra care tip for you: bringing your pet in for their wellness check may be the most important thing that you can do for them. 


How to Tell If You Have a Sick Pet Bird

A woman holding a sick bird.

Despite the fact that many birds can talk, they don’t use this amazing skill to tell us when they’re unwell. Instead, you’ll see symptoms affecting the eyes, beak, feather, and behavior. While it’s not always 100% clear to tell, a close look at their appearance can help you determine if you have a sick pet bird on your hands. Because their health is critical to maintain, we are here to help you identify warning signals and offer suggestions to help your ailing avian.