Diabetonic Pets: Supports healthy insulin & blood sugar levels in pets
Tissue Salt Support for Diabetic Dogs and Cats (180 tablets)
- Contains 3 tissue salts for dogs and cats with Type I and Type II diabetes
- Maintains healthy blood sugar levels and improves insulin availability and production
- Supports healthy circulation & promotes wound healing
- Increases energy levels and reduces fatigue
- Safe for dogs and cats of all ages, including during pregnancy and nursing
- Safe to use as a stand alone remedy or as part of a veterinary treatment plan
Symptoms of diabetes in dogs & cats
Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas that affects the body's ability to control its blood sugar levels. The pancreas is responsible for producing a hormone called insulin which keeps blood sugar levels balanced. Glucose is produced from the breaking down of starches and carbohydrates. The glucose is then absorbed through the wall of the digestive tract and passes into the bloodstream. Insulin allows glucose to leave the bloodstream and enter the body's tissue where it is then used as energy for the cells. With diabetes, the body either produces insufficient quantities of insulin or does not utilize insulin effectively. Glucose then builds up in the bloodstream and causes an elevated blood sugar level. High levels of glucose can lead to a number of complications such as cataracts, liver and kidney disease, increased infections, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders and even coma and death.
Certain symptoms are common in cats and dogs with diabetes. However these signs may also indicate other diseases or conditions. The best way to determine if your pet has diabetes is to have his blood and urinary sugar levels checked by means of a laboratory test.
Common symptoms of diabetes in pets include:
- Excessive thirst
- Frequent urination
- Change in appetite
- Weight loss (despite an excellent appetite)
- General weakness
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
- Cataracts (in dogs)
Diabetes can occur in puppies (juvenile-onset diabetes) or in adult dogs (adult onset diabetes). But in cats, diabetes usually only occurs in middle-aged or older adults.
In dogs, females are affected twice as often as males, and incidence appears to be increased in certain small breeds such as Miniature Poodles, Dachshunds, Schnauzers, Cairn Terriers, and Beagles, but any breed can be affected. In one study, male cats were more commonly affected than females; but no particular breed seems predisposed amongst cats.
The natural way
There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that the use of carefully chosen natural remedies and dietary supplements can help to support healthy insulin production as well as balanced blood sugar levels.
Along with the correct lifestyle changes, natural supplements can reduce or eliminate the need for prescription medication and added insulin and can also aid in preventing some of the tissue and organ damage associated with uncontrolled blood sugar levels.
Natural medicines have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. As more and more clinical trials are showing the effectiveness of natural herbal and homeopathic remedies in promoting health, more pet owners are resorting to natural, side effect free remedies to treat their pets – giving them a more holistic, balanced and all-round treatment.
How can Diabetonic Pets help?
Diabetonic Pets has been especially formulated as a natural treatment for dogs and cats with diabetes and contains a specially selected combination of biochemic tissue salts known for their ability to improve the production and bio-availability of insulin and to support healthy blood sugar levels.
Diabetonic Pets is an excellent supplement for the diabetic pet and will also help to reduce symptoms of diabetes related conditions such as eye, bladder and circulation problems. Diabetonic Pets is very effective used alone, or as part of a total veterinarian treatment program
What are the ingredients?
Diabetonic Pets contains the following 100% natural ingredients:
Kali sulph (D6), Nat sulph (D6), Calc phos (D6), Lactose (inactive ingredient)
How has Diabetonic Pets helped others?
'Our old cat has been with the family for many years and she became very ill and developed diabetes. With the help of our vet we have managed to keep her off insulin. I cannot say enough about how grateful our whole family is' - Greta
'I am a great fan of your remedies for people and I was very happy when this product came out for my cat with diabetes. She still needs insulin but the dosage has been reduced by our vet and you can definitely see the difference in her health and energy levels' - Sophia
'When our Chocolate lab began panting all the time and drinking buckets of water, our vet diagnosed early diabetes. You can imagine our shock - I had not even realised animals could get this illness! We have used your Diabetonic Pets remedy and changed her diet and it has made a lot of difference. I can recommend this remedy!' - Pete
How do I use Diabetonic Pets?
Diabetonic Pets can be used as part of a veterinary treatment program for diabetes in dogs and cats. It may be used on its own or along with insulin, depending on the advice of your vet. .
Instructions for use
Tablets may be taken whole (they are very small and easily swallowed) or crushed and sprinkled on food.
Cats and small dogs: As a regular supplement, take one tablet twice daily
Medium to large dogs:: Two tablets 2 - 3 times daily
NOTE: Use Diabetonic Pets along with Immunity & Liver Support to further strengthen health & immune system functioning.
Helpful health tips for pets with diabetes
- Feed your dog or cat at regular times with small healthy snacks in between meals
- Do not feed unhealthy or human treats to your pets, no matter how soulful their eyes!
- Speak to your vet about a diabetes friendly diet. If you are in Cape Town, visit the Feelgood Health Shop in Westlake for Doggobone Raw Active Food
- Any concurrent infection in your pet will affect the glucose levels in your pet’s body thereby hampering your efforts to regulate blood sugar levels. Diabetic pets are predisposed to bladder infections as a certain type of bacteria thrives in your pet’s sugar -rich urine. Add UTI-Free and LiverAid to your pet’s diabetic management program to optimise blood sugar control.
- Exercise is an important part of keeping your pet’s diabetes controlled. Remember though to keep the activity level the same from day to day. The time of day when the exercise is done, how vigorous the activity is and how long the activity lasts all affect your pet’s blood glucose levels. If you suddenly double the amount of exercise – be warned that your pet’s blood glucose levels might drop too low as the body needs more glucose during exercise.
- Don’t panic if your pet’s blood glucose drops too low (hypoglyacaemia). Hypoglycaemic episodes are frightening but you need to remain calm so that you can treat your pet appropriately. If you suspect that your pet is hypoglycaemic then rub some honey on their gums and monitor closely. If they do not start showing signs of recovery seek immediate veterinary attention.
- Never leave the house with your diabetic pet, without taking a bottle of honey or a few packets of sugar with you in case of emergency.
- Make changes one at a time so that you can monitor effects - whether this is a change in diet, exercise routine or in insulin dosages.
- Develop a daily routine and stick to it, feed your pet at the same time everyday, give insulin injections, if prescribed, regularly and see your vet for routine check ups.
- Have a disc made for your dog or cat's collar that says they’re diabetic.
- Be flexible. Diabetes is a long-term disease - adopt a sensible approach to managing your pet’s diabetes so that you don’t stress yourself and your pet.
- Keep a daily journal recording the amount of insulin injected, exercise schedule, drinking habits, urination habits, behavioural observations and unusual happenings such as vomiting and diarrhoea. This record will be very useful to your pet’s vet if difficulties are encountered with stabilising blood sugar levels.
- Let your pet do things that are fun and healthy for them, let them have an adventure once in a while. A small lick of ice cream or an occasional healthy treat is not the end of the world. Your pet needs a normal life too! However, let this be an occasional treat and not a regular occurrence!
Disclaimer: This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness. Please consult your veterinarian if symptoms persist.