What Causes Diabetes in Dogs?
There are a number of theories about what causes canine diabetes, but veterinarians and researchers have not yet reached a consensus on what triggers the onset of diabetes in dogs. Here is what we do know:
Type I vs. Type II
Unlike humans, canine diabetes in almost exclusively Type I, which means there is a fundamental breakdown of the pancreas' ability to process sugar.
According to numerous studies, female dogs are % more likely to develop diabetes during their lifetime.