Sugar and Spike.
Sugar and Spike. Photography courtesy Merck Animal Health.

New Care & Control Program From Merck Animal Health Helps Diabetic Pets


Getting a diagnosis of diabetes in your cat can be scary and confusing. The good news is, the disease is highly manageable with help from your vet.

Merck Animal Health recently launched a global educational initiative called Care & Control, designed to help pet owners recognize the signs of diabetes, which include increased drinking and eating, frequent urination or urinating outside the litter box and weight loss.

Visit to test your diabetes knowledge with a quiz featuring an adorable animated cat and dog duo, Sugar and Spike, and download a printable diabetes symptoms checklist you can bring to your next vet appointment.

Thumbnail: Photography courtesy Merck Animal Health.

Editor’s note: This article appeared in Catster magazine. Have you seen the new Catster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? Subscribe now to get Catster magazine delivered straight to you

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