Last Modified on Mar 27, 2013
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.
[YEA] 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.