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Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine pancreatic disorder of cats and dogs. The incidence of diabetes in cats and dogs is reported to be anywhere from 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 pets.
Diabetes is classified as type I or type II. Type I diabetes is also called insulin-dependent diabetes. In this disorder, there is destruction of the beta cells (insulin-producing cells) of the pancreas. Treatment involves replacing insulin through insulin injections given 1 to 2 times per day.
PRINCIPAL NATURAL TREATMENTS
- Natural diet, glandular therapy, chromium, vanadium
SUPPORTING NATURAL TREATMENTS
- Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, alanine, glutamine, DMG, glycoproteins, N-acetylcysteine, proanthocyanidins, bilberry, burdock root, calendula, dandelion leaf, dandelion root, garlic, gymnema, marshmallow, panax ginseng, yucca
Type II diabetes is also called non-insulin dependent diabetes, as insulin is usually not required for treating pets with this disorder. Insulin resistance and dysfunctional beta cells, rather than permanent destruction of beta cells, are seen in pets with type II diabetes.
Type I is the most common type. Causes of type I diabetes include immune-mediated destruction of the beta cells of the pancreas in dogs and amyloidosis (deposition of amyloid protein in the pancreas) in cats. Other causes of diabetes in dogs and cats include obesity, which is considered the primary cause for type II in cats, genetics, infection pancreatitis, and administration of certain medications, such as corticosteroids and progesterone compounds.
Dietary therapy is useful in both dogs and cats with diabetes. Most diabetic dogs require insulin as they have type I diabetes. Many cats may not require insulin, as they typically have type II diabetes.
While not scientifically proven, some holistic veterinarians believe that years of feeding corn-based foods to cats, which amounts to feeding a high carb food to a true carnivore, may be contributing to the high incidence of diabetes in cats.
Although diagnosing diabetes is not demanding, treating it certainly is. That said, it is a treatable disease in dogs and most diabetic dogs can lead very high-quality lives.
The Diabetes Support Blend is used to increase insulin sensitivity in dogs, enhance insulin secretion and regulate blood sugar levels, using 100% natural herbal blend.
Contains: garlic, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, fenugreek seed and Brewer’s Yeast.
Start by switching your fur kid to natural raw cuisine. Once your fur kids transitioned to raw, typically between 4 and 6 weeks, introduce the Diabetes Support Blend into the diet.
The Diabetes Support Blend can be used in conjunction with conventional therapies. The natural treatments are widely used with variable success but have not been thoroughly investigated and proven at this time.
As with any condition, the most healthful natural diet will improve the pet’s overall health.
Diabetes Support Blend (Dogs) (450gr) (Pouch) (SQ) (Custom)
- Brand: Blue Sage Distribution
- Product Code: BS-PC-DIABETES-01
- Availability: Pre-Order
- Ex Tax: R113.04
If you are feeding herbs for healing or calming purposes then it is most effective to feed the herbs on a daily basis throughout one full blood cycle, which is 3 months (12 weeks). The condition should be vastly improved over this time to the point where further supplementation should no longer be necessary.
Please ensure that you are familiar with our medical disclaimer. We provide these herbal solutions for your convenience only, and because we know they work for the conditions that these solutions have been formulated for.
Herbs as a rule should not be fed to pregnant animals, as many of them have uterine or hormonal stimulant properties. Before feeding a herb to a broodmare or foal, please consult with a vet or holistic animal practitioner to substantiate safety of a specific herb. The information provided by us on this site is intended solely for animals older than six months of age.