Diabetes in Pets: Successfully Controlled When Caught and Treated Early On

Auburn, CA dog with pet diabetes

Directly following a carbohydrate-rich meal, the digestive system breaks food down into glucose, the main source of energy for the body’s cells. Glucose is absorbed in the gut making blood sugar levels rise. The pancreas responds to these changes by producing the important hormone insulin.  

Diabetes in pets occurs when the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin (Type 1) or the body’s cells don’t respond properly to the amount of insulin secreted (Type 2). The effects of untreated diabetes can be extremely dangerous to long term health. 


Happy Healthy Cat Month

Cat with green eyes looking up.

September is National Happy, Healthy Cat Month. While at Bowman Veterinary Hospital we don’t necessarily think we need to wait a whole year to celebrate your kitty, it’s a nice excuse to spoil her rotten! So what can you do to help make sure you have a happy healthy cat in September and beyond?

Keeping Your Cat Healthy

Being in good health makes us all happier. Cats have basic medical and preventative care needs that we need to meet. These include:


The Cat’s Meow: Cat Health And Preventive Care

Auburn, CA cat sitting on table in sunshine.

Anyone who has had or currently has cats knows what special creatures they are. They are clever, independent, have the athletic ability of Olympic athletes, and can be incredibly sweet. It’s no surprise that we love our cats and want to keep them well. But keeping them healthy takes more than just bringing them to the vet when they’re sick.

When it comes to cat health, Bowman Veterinary Hospital focuses on preventive care. Read on to learn how to keep your cat happy and well for their lifetime.