Your Diabetic Dog: Understanding His Condition And How To Deal With It
Diabetes Mellitus is a disease characterized by lack of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas for blood sugar regulation. Some dogs lack insulin, and are therefore, unable to use their energies since glucose is not available in their cells. Usually, your dog urinates and drinks a lot, and loses weight when he’s diabetic.
- Give the dog shots of Insulin. He lacks insulin, give him insulin.
- Regulate his menu. Give him high protein and low carbohydrates and fat. Control the portions of diabetic dog food and the amount of total food.
- Meals are at small and frequent feeding at a regular pace. Two to four small meals a day, depending on the dog’s size and number of shots.
- Minimize salt content in diabetic dog food. This helps the thirst and urination problems get better.
- Avoid homemade diets — they need consistent nutrition daily.
- Avoid canned dog foods. These not only can contain sugar but high salt content as well.
To help you with the food, here are eight diabetic dog food you may check and include in your cart the next time you buy your buddy some supplies:
ü Iams Weight Loss
ü Iams Weight Control D
ü Royal Canin Diabetic HF 18
ü Royal Canin Calorie Control CC High Fiber
ü Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d
ü Hill’s Prescription Diet w/d
ü Purina Veterinary Diets DCO
ü Purina Veterinary Diets OM