Diabetes is a well-known disease in humans, but did you know that dogs get diabetes too?
Diabetic dogs have a disorder in their sugar/energy metabolism. The hormone called insulin is either absent, there is not enough of it in the body, or it is not fully effective.
Dog diabetes is typically tackled with a combination of insulin treatment and a correct diet. The objective is to control the dog's blood sugar level. Dog food with a low “glycemic index” is crucial to keeping the blood sugar down.
The Endocrine Support diet is designed for the nutritional support of dogs in treatment for diabetes. The diet has:
In addition to this special diet, our Weight Management diets will help manage diabetes. These are especially suited for diabetic dogs with weight problems. The Weight Reduction and Weight Control diets support by:
The hormonal disorders Cushing’s disease and hypo-thyroidism can lead to similar associated complications as diabetes.
If your dog has one of these disorders, they can also benefit from the Endocrine Support diet. This food provides the nutrition necessary for dogs already in medical treatment to maintain a stable, healthy life.
All of these hormonal disorders are seen most often in middle-aged or elderly dogs. These often present along with overweight, joint problems, infections, skin or heart problems, a high blood pressure or high blood fat level.
Please ask your vet for guidance as to how best to deal with your dog’s diabetes or other hormonal disorder.