What Is Diabetic Ketoacidosis?

November 11, 2017

Jamie M. Burkitt, DVM, DACVECC, assistant professor of clinical surgical and radiological sciences at the University of California, Davis, talks about the diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs and cats.

Jamie M. Burkitt, DVM, DACVECC, assistant professor of clinical surgical and radiological sciences at the University of California, Davis, talks about the diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs and cats.

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a fairly common emergent complication of diabetes mellitus. This complication happens in both dogs and cats—with similar frequency—and has fairly similar symptoms and diagnoses across species.