K-9 Diabetes is one of the oldest conditions that have affected our K-9 buddies for many years without many of us comprehending it clearly. It is only until recently that most pet owners have given their pets much attention to realize that they could be suffering from the condition. Diabetes in dogs is similarly caused by fats or overweight condition, just like in humans. You will seldom find any meat eating animal or human who is neither a meat eater nor over-weight but suffers from diabetes. Once this disease sets in, it can only be put under control but not cured. The disease comes forth as a result of malfunctioning of the pancreas in the secretion of insulin hormone. Insulin is responsible for controlling blood sugar level in the bodies of humans and animals. Malfunction of the pancreases can cause an increase or reduction of blood sugar level. Any of the extremes can result in Diabetic Shock to the body. When this happens, it can be very severe to the point that a person or a dog gets into a coma that NEVER ends and finally causes death!
However, with early diagnosis, treatment and eating a proper diet, there can be significant improvements in a patient. Body weight of such a patient can be significantly reduced thus aiding ineffectiveness of the administered medication. When human’s pancreas becomes problematic, pain is felt, and appropriate medication sought. Unfortunately, for dogs, they can’t tell if they experience the same pain. For that reason, we need to avoid feeding our canine buddies with animal fats completely. Animal fats are among the two major causes of diabetes. The other cause would be allowing your dog to become overweight.
K-9 Diabetes is a serious disease in dogs. Be watchful of your dog’s health by ensuring everything they feed on is free from animal fats. Monitor their weight also to ensure that they are not prone to K-9 Diabetes.