Showing posts with label diabetes dogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diabetes dogs. Show all posts
Friday, September 15, 2023

Omega-3 Fish Oil And Your Diabetic Pet

Omega-3 fatty acids can offer several potential benefits for pets with diabetes:
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Diabetes can cause chronic low-grade inflammation in the body and omega-3s, particularly EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acids), may help reduce this inflammation to improve insulin sensitivity.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation: Some studies suggest that omega-3s may help improve insulin sensitivity which may potentially lead to better blood sugar control.
  • Regulate Lipid Profiles: Triglyceride levels may be elevated in diabetic pets, which is associated with an increased risk of pancreatitis. Omega-3s can help regulate lipid profiles, including reducing triglyceride levels.
  • Cardiovascular Health: Omega-3s can help maintain heart health by reducing the risk of abnormal blood clotting and regulating blood pressure.
  • Eye Health: Diabetes can lead to complications such as diabetic retinopathy, which affects the eyes. Omega-3s can support eye health and reduce the risk of diabetic eye complications.
  • Skin and Coat Health: Omega-3s can help improve the condition of the skin and coat, reducing the dryness and itching that is often associated with diabetes.
  • Weight Management: Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes in pets. Omega-3s can promote a feeling of fullness and potentially reduce the need for excessive calorie intake.
  • Joint Health: Diabetic pets may be more prone to conditions like arthritis, and omega-3s can help reduce joint inflammation and alleviate some discomfort.
Ask Ariel's PureOcean Wild Omegas are concentrated, easy-to-use softgels for cats and dogs. Made from wild-caught sardines, anchovies & mackerel to give your pet omegas the way nature intended. GMO Free, distilled for purity, and 3rd-party tested for PCBs and heavy metals. PureOcean Wild Omegas have a natural fishy flavor that many pets love!
Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dogs and Cats with Diabetes--Holistic Care for Pets

Pictured above is Maverick, 12 year old Miniature Pinscher mix and an Ask Ariel success story. Maverick has diabetes and nearly died from complications related to the disease and obesity. Maverick's scheduled a holistic nutrition consultation with Susan Davis, Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Dr. David Gordon, holistic veterinarian. We put Maverick on a high protein, all natural diet (some commercial food, some homemade) along with Lypozyme,  Power Probiotic and Kidney Health as well as some additional supplements for other health concerns. The new program helped Maverick so much that he was able to lose a substantial amount of weight, gained new energy and has been able to live a happy, active life using just a minimum amount of insulin.

Here is how the products help:

Lypozyme--Optimizes fat digestion and metabolism.

Power Probiotic--Many patients (human and pets) with diabetes have too much sugar in their bodies. This makes them more susceptible to infections, particularly urinary tract infections. The Probiotic is an excellent multi-strain formula that helps support a healthy immune function, providing much needed "good bacteria" to help fight infection. This product is extremely easy to give to cats by mixing in foods and is virtually tasteless.

Kidney Health--This powerful enzyme formula helps diabetic patients by enabling them to better absorb, digest and utilize the protein in their diet. We all know that protein helps to regulate our blood sugar and how important it is for regulating insulin/hunger. Ever noticed that when you eat a meal high in carbohydrates that you crave food shortly thereafter vs when you eat a meal with protein, you are much more balanced? Well, for pets with diabetes, this is especially important and the Kidney Health really helps.

We have many great reports from owners who have cats with diabetes as well as dogs with diabetes telling us how much better their pets are feeling using this protocol. We would also recommend using the Amazing Omegas as well.