Published: 03 Jun 2015 | Last Updated: 03 Jun 2015 09:51:32

Royal Veterinary College research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that 1 in 4 cases of diabetes mellitus in domestic cats are caused by excess secretion of pituitary growth hormone.

This is much more common than previously thought and cats with this condition are easily misdiagnosed as having primary (type 2) diabetes mellitus but do not respond to the standard treatment to that condition, resulting in increased morbidity and ultimately leading to euthanasia on welfare grounds.

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