Balancing blood sugars
Dogs suffering from diabetes benefit from highly digestible, slow release food, so a natural raw food diet (BARF) with added fibre can be the key.
Cats are carnivores so do well on a normal natural high protein BARF diet.
The main sign of diabetes is increased drinking and urination. It is a common disease, especially in overweight dogs.
Consult your vet if you suspect your pet may have diabetes.
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What the Nutritionist says
“A natural raw food diet (BARF) high in protein as opposed to a processed one is always preferable and I have found can show benefits immediately. Certain herbs such as fenugreek, bitter lemon seed and gymnaema are well known for helping to regulate blood sugars”
What the vet says
“Diabetes is on the increase and is associated with obesity in dogs and cats. It can be diagnosed easily with a simple blood and urine test and a raw diet can help, especially in cats”
• Clean filtered water should be available at all times.
• Walks and active games for at least 30 minutes a day depending on the size of your dog.
• Only ever feed organic low fat treats.
• Do not give treats all of the time and always choose healthier options such as carrot sticks and broccoli stalks. Minimise to 1-2 a day.