Jan 08, 2016
The diabetes epidemic doesn't stop at the doghouse. Our pets are sharing in our high blood sugar troubles as well, often because commercial dog foods (and cat foods) are just as high in sugar content as our own processed foods tend to be. Fortunately, some of the home remedies for limiting blood sugar and for treating symptoms of diabetes can be offered to our dogs, cats, and other pets too. So too are there natural diabetes remedies perfect just for our pet companions!
Canine diabetes is especially prevalent, though feline diabetes and other diabetic pets are not altogether uncommon. For these pets, insulin replacement therapy is available, but before your pet reaches that level of need you can take steps to address a pre-diabetic condition.Natural Cures: Sedentary pets are unhealthy pets, and an overweight dog or cat is more likely to be diabetic. Get your dog, cat, or other pet out and about each day for some good exercise. It's good for everybody involved! Cinnamon and/or vinegar can be added to some pets' diets to control blood sugar levels. An holistic diet offers improved nutrition all around.
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Remedies for Diabetes
Canine Diabetes: My dog, a border collie mix developed diabetes at age 9. Had to find a way to feed her hunger while keeping her trim. I did a little research and some by instinct. She got lots of green beans and spinich. I would give her a can before each cup (2 per day) of dog food. She also got 1 piece of raw chicken at her second feeding. My vet didn't like the raw chicken but she loved it and I never saw any issues with feeding it to her until she got older and her teeth were an issue. At that time I boiled the chicken and took it off the bone for her. People with diabetes have to eat regularly so I figured she had to also. If she seemed ravenous she got a can of veggies. She got 2 insulin shots per day. She became blind 4 years after becoming diabetic and lived that way for 2 years. She did great without her sight, you would never have know it if you saw her on the street. Her instincts and my eyes seemed to to the trick. She lived to 15 which I think is a good age for a dog of her size even if she had not had serious health issues. She only really got sick and failing the last 2 months of her life. Her last day, we went for a walk, she had some rice and chicken and then died during the night in her favorite corner of the yard.
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Posted by Marcy (Phoenix, Az Usa) on 12/08/2009
dogs with diabetes- things i've found to help are..
1-homemade diet, i try to avoid commercial dog foods. it's not as hard as you may think. i use my slow cooker to do it at night. there is a wealth of info on recipes via internet.
2-cinnamon- i add a few dashes of cinnamon on the food and it helps to lower blood sugar.
3-biotin- this also helps to lower the sugar. i have 1000 mcg tabs,i just add 1 to the food when i feel he needs it.
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Lake Arrowhead, California
Posted by Lelfda (Redding, Ca) on 12/10/2011
My Yorkie is 11. 3 years ago, he was diagnosed with diabetes. 2 shots a day for the rest of his life. I have tried everything. I got the book "One Minute Cure" and discovered more uses for H2O2. Started putting 3 drops into Bobby's water. He shares it with 2 cats and another Yorkie, so they all are benefiting from the extra O2. The Vet told me that usually by the second year of diabetes, a dog will lose their eyesight. Bobby is a lucky one. He was born with no tear duct on his left eye and been blind in it for years, so only has one eye. After starting the H2O2, he has been able to jump up on my recliner, which he hadn't done in a couple years. He acts years younger. I'm hoping the diabetes will go away and he will be able to get off the insulin.
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Fort Worth, Tx
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Ft. Worth, Tx
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