Our Pet of the week this week is Lillee, the Manx cross
By John Morgan | Dated July 12, 2017
Lillee (named after the legendary Australian cricketer Dennis Lillee) is a 15 year old Manx cross who was diagnosed with Diabetes mellitus in 2014. Diabetes mellitus is the inability to produce enough insulin to balance blood sugar, or glucose levels.
Lillee is treated twice a day by his dedicated owners, with a small injection of insulin and is kept on a very strict diet of high protein, low fat and carbohydrate food. He also makes regular visits to Gordon Vet to have his blood glucose levels checked. With the correct care and management, animals with diabetes can live a long happy life if treated properly.