Part of the canine endocrine system. Spaying a female can solve transient diabetes because it ends the flow of hormones responsible for the diabetes.

A non-permanent form of diabetes. Some cases of transient diabetes can be resolved by spaying intact female animals, as the hormones released in their heat cycles is the cause. Many return to non-diabetic status after being spayed. [1]

[2][3] Transient diabetes can also be brought about by the use of steroids. Ending the course of steroid treatment, may also allow the pet to revert to a non-diabetic state. [4]

See also: Secondary diabetes, Causes, Regulation difficulties, Gestational diabetes. I16


  1. Feeney, Clara (September 2007). How Do You Solve a Problem Like Diabetes?. Irish Veterinary Journal. pages 4
  2. Acromegaly. NAVC Clinicians Brief.
  3. Herrtage, Michael (2009). Canine Diabetes Mellitus Routine Stabilization of Diabetes Mellitus in the Dog. WSAVA.
  4. The Story of Peanut, a Kitten with Steroid-Induced Diabetes and his Recovery.

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