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
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