Can dogs get diabetes too? - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

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There are two types of diabetes.

Type I (also known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus). Requires daily shots of insulin.

Type II (Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus). Dietary changes usually reverse this condition.

Canine Diabetes can often be managed, but it will require a significant amount of dedication on the part of the dog's owner.

Canine Diabetes occurs in dogs of all breeds, ages, and genders, and the exact cause of the disease is unknown. However, it is known to most commonly affect older, obese animals, and males are more commonly afflicted than females. Therefore, attempt to keep your dog at a healthy weight, particularly older dogs and males.

As a herbalist, we look at diabetes as being more a reflection of a metabolic imbalance than of a diseased pancreas as such and Robert has successfully treated this many times using herbs which focus on metabolic harmony and tonics for the Liver and Pancreas specifically.

Such is the blend of herbs in my Conditioning Mix.

As eye problems are often associated with diabetes the addition of the eye wash will assist in reversing this condition by maintaining the health of the eye itself. 

Dietary changes are really important as your dog will require to eat a raw, natural diet to assist in balancing the blood sugar levels and reducing the weight if obese. Change the diet slowly however.

Choose minced chicken, chicken wings, fish, fresh not tinned and keep them small like pilchards, sardines, whiting, liver once a week only for the wonderful vitamins it stores.

Veggies cook some extra for your dog, mashed sweet potato, pumpkin, creamed corn or put a selection of raw veggies through a food processor and make it more palatable by mixing in a little oil which they find tasty.

The other simple food which is helpful in these cases is rolled oats like the porridge breakfast cereal. This may be soaked in water and added to feed which should preferably be raw and consist of meaty bones ( prefer not beef) and nothing much else.

No processed food if you can avoid it.

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