Canine and Feline Diabetes

Canine and Feline Diabetes Infomercial funny image of dog licking nose

DOWNLOAD HERE

Diabetes in dogs and cats includes two types: Type I diabetes and Type II:

Type I diabetes occurs when the pancreas fails to produce insulin and requires life-long treatment.

Type II diabetes is most often seen in pets five years of age or older. Obesity and poor dietary habits are the main causes. Although the pancreas produces enough insulin, the cells become resistant to it, resulting in high blood sugar levels and degeneration. Type II diabetes may be reversible in some cases.

In diabetes, glucose is not efficiently transported into the cells from the bloodstream. Muscle and organ cells are then deprived of their vital energy source. Resultant high glucose levels in the blood cause inflammation and degeneration of various organs and physiological systems. Untreated diabetes causes damage to the kidneys, eyes, heart, blood vessels, and nerves.

 

What are the signs of diabetes in dogs and cats?

  1. Constant hunger and thirst
  2. Frequent urination
  3. Vomiting
  4. Weakness/fatigue
  5. Weight loss
  6. Cloudy eyes
  7. Recurring infections (like skin and urinary tract infections)

 

What may increase the risk of canine and feline diabetes?

  1. Age
  2. Auto-immunity
  3. Breed or genetics GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
  4. Inflammation
  5. Metabolic syndrome
  6. Obesity
  7. Pancreatitis
  8. Toxins
  9. Excessive vaccination
  10. Steroid medications
  11. Diet

 

What does a diagnosis of diabetes mean for my pet?

For the diabetic pet, one reality exists: blood glucose cannot be normalised without treatment. Even though your pet can go a day or so without treatment and not experience a crisis, Feline and canine diabetes treatment should be looked upon as part of the daily routine. Managing diabetes in dogs and cats almost always requires some dietary changes, lifestyle changes, and the administration of insulin. If you suspect your loved one may have diabetes, please visit your vet for a proper diagnosis as soon as possible. It might save his life.

 

How can I help protect my loved one against the risk and complications of diabetes?

 

A healthy lifestyle and diet are vital in the management of diabetes.

1.Diet:

Your vet would recommend an anti-inflammatory, high-protein diet low in carbohydrates and fats. An excellent option is a well-balanced, organic raw diet consisting of good-quality meat, chicken or fish, eggs, and veggies. Your vet might also prescribe diabetic dog food or diabetic cat food in the form of kibble. Try to avoid artificial preservatives, flavourings, simple carbohydrates, and allergenic foods like wheat to help keep systemic inflammation as low as possible.

2.Exercise:

To help manage balanced blood glucose levels, it is important to engage in consistent, moderate-level exercise with your pet as part of a daily routine.

3.Medical Treatment:

Most diabetic pets may require daily insulin injections under the skin. These can easily become part of a quick and non-traumatic daily routine.

4.Health Supplements:

Researched natural extracts, like the ones provided in UNTAMED REJUVENMAX, show significant promise in the dietary management of diabetes.

  • ASTRAGALUS demonstrates significant potential in the treatment of both Type I and II diabetes. It is found to protect the pancreatic cells against inflammatory and auto-immune mediated cell death. Astragalus also improves insulin production and reduces insulin resistance by correcting defects in insulin production, its release, and its action on the cells.
  • CURCUMIN illustrates promising protection against insulin resistance, diabetes, and its associated inflammatory pathways.
  • KELP supplementation is associated with improved insulin sensitivity and glucose balance and decreased inflammation associated with metabolic disease.
  • PROPOLIS, a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory, may improve health complications associated with diabetes. Propolis has been found to decrease blood glucose and lipid/fat levels and increase insulin levels, similar to non-diabetic controls. Propolis also reduces defects in immune cells that might negatively impact the normal development of the pancreas and blood glucose control. It also modulates immune function, and with its antitumor, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, propolis may enhance the immune protection of type 1 diabetic patients. With its antioxidant properties, propolis may prevent the progression of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • SIBERIAN GINSENG promotes healthy glucose metabolism by regulating insulin production and release, glucose metabolism, and uptake. It also increases protection against the degenerative effects of poor blood sugar control via its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
  • SPIRULINA shows remarkable promise in the management of diabetes by regulating glucose and lipid/fat levels in the blood. With its extensive anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential, research shows that Spirulina protects organs like the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and heart against diabetic complications.
  • WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE is a natural constituent of milk. It is considered a complete protein, containing all amino acids required for healthy physiological function. Research illustrates that whey protein concentrate stimulates the release of insulin and other gut hormones, reducing blood glucose levels following a meal. And as part of a high-protein diet, whey protein concentrate activates weight loss and preserves lean muscle mass to reduce insulin resistance and improve blood glucose management.

 

Untamed REJUVENMAX may help protect your loved one against the development of diabetes. It may also decrease the risk of chronic illness associated with diabetes by:

  • Reducing the risk of various cancers,
  • Promoting pancreas-, cardiovascular-, liver-, kidney-, digestive-, and hormonal health,
  • Helping to repair and protect nerve cells, and
  • Promoting healthy nervous system function,
  • Maintaining healthy skin and bones,
  • Promoting lean muscle mass and a healthy body weight and
  • Promoting a sense of overall well-being.

 

While diabetes in pets is prevalent, proper management can significantly improve their quality of life and extend their longevity, ensuring they enjoy happier and healthier years by your side.

REFERENCES

  1. https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/diabetes-pets
  2. B. Classen, D.C. Classen, Vaccines and the risk of insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM): potential mechanism of action, Medical Hypotheses, Volume 57, Issue 5,2001,Pages 532-538.
  3. Afsharpour F, Javadi M, Hashemipour S, Koushan Y, Haghighian HK. Propolis supplementation improves glycemic and antioxidant status in patients with type 2 diabetes: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Complement Ther Med. 2019 Apr;43:283-288. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.03.001. Epub 2019 Mar 2. PMID: 30935545.
  4. Arushanian EB. [Therapeutic potential of ginseng root preparations in treating diabetes mellitus]. Eksp Klin Farmakol. 2009 Nov-Dec;72(6):52-6. Russian. PMID: 20095403.
  5. Zhang Z, Zhang L, Xu H. Effect of Astragalus polysaccharide in treatment of diabetes mellitus: a narrative review. J Tradit Chin Med. 2019 Feb;39(1):133-138. PMID: 32186034.
  6. Hatami E, Ghalishourani SS, Najafgholizadeh A, Pourmasoumi M, Hadi A, Clark CCT, Assaroudi M, Salehi-Sahlabadi A, Joukar F, Mansour-Ghanaei F. The effect of spirulina on type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2021 Mar 2;20(1):883-892. doi: 10.1007/s40200-021-00760-z. PMID: 34178867; PMCID: PMC8212345.
  7. Lee J, Park A, Kim MJ, Lim HJ, Rha YA, Kang HG. Spirulina Extract Enhanced a Protective Effect in Type 1 Diabetes by Anti-Apoptosis and Anti-ROS Production. 2017 Dec 15;9(12):1363. doi: 10.3390/nu9121363. PMID: 29244751; PMCID: PMC5748813.
  8. Bocanegra A, Macho-González A, Garcimartín A, Benedí J, Sánchez-Muniz FJ. Whole Alga, Algal Extracts, and Compounds as Ingredients of Functional Foods: Composition and Action Mechanism Relationships in the Prevention and Treatment of Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Apr 7;22(8):3816. doi: 10.3390/ijms22083816. PMID: 33917044; PMCID: PMC8067684.
  9. Adams RL, Broughton KS. Insulinotropic Effects of Whey: Mechanisms of Action, Recent Clinical Trials, and Clinical Applications. Ann Nutr Metab. 2016;69(1):56-63. doi: 10.1159/000448665. Epub 2016 Aug 17. PMID: 27529642.
  10. https://www.webmd.com/pets/dogs/diabetes-dog-diet
  11. https://shoppettest.com/blog/how-do-i-safely-exercise-my-diabetic-dog/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

× How can I help you?
Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Instagram