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Table 4 Euthanasia reasons for dogs diagnosed with diabetes mellitus

From: Diabetes mellitus in dogs attending UK primary-care practices: frequency, risk factors and survival

Reasons for euthanasia (multiple allowed):   Number of cases (%)
n = 233
Condition worsening   136 (58.4%)
Owner not coping with condition   15 (6.4%)
Financial   25 (10.7%)
Contributary conditions   133 (57.1%)
No reason given   44 (18.9%)
Contributory conditions listed as (multiple allowed)
Ocular disorder all 33 (14.2%)
  cataracts/ blindness 26 (11.2%)
Pancreatitis   17 (7.3%)
Neoplasia   17 (7.3%)
Poor quality of life/deterioration – unspecific   17 (7.3%)
Kidney disease   13 (5.6%)
Neurological condition all 12 (5.2%)
  seizures 7 (3.0%)
Liver disease   10 (4.3%)
Diabetic ketoacidosis   8 (3.4%)
Hyperadrenocorticism   7 (3.0%)
Blood disorder   5 (2.1%)
Temperament of the dog   2 (0.9%)
  1. Euthanasia reasons for dogs aged 3 years and older diagnosed with diabetes mellitus attending UK primary-care practices in 2016, n = 233.