Did you know that canine diabetes usually occurs in senior dogs who are seven years or older? That approximately 1 in every 160 dogs has diabetes? That the rate of dog diabetes has tripled since 1970?
Diabetes is very prevalent in dog owners as well. More than 29.1 million people or 9.3% of Americans have diabetes with the largest percentage being senior citizens. Why does the onset correspond to older age? Because whether you are a dog or human, metabolism slows down as we age, and our exercise programs seem to falter. Fast food is so tempting because who wants to cook for just two people?