When dogs and their owners share the risk of diabetes

By The BMJ
  • Animals
  • Saturday, 23 Jan 2021

A dog that tips the scales could be indicative of an unhealthy owner as well. — 123rf.com

Owners of a dog with diabetes are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes themselves than owners of a dog without diabetes, finds a study published in the December issue of The BMJ.

No shared risk of diabetes was found between cat owners and their pets, however.

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Pet health , diabetes


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