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. 

 

Gender

According to numerous studies, female dogs are % more likely to develop diabetes during their lifetime.

 

Age

 

Breed

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