What You Need To Know About Diabetes Alert Dog

diabetes dog alertGlucose monitors, test strips, and lancets: people dealing with diabetes are all too familiar with the types of equipment used to test their blood glucose (sugar) levels. Now some people are adding a different kind of aid to their diabetes management regimen, diabetes alert dogs. Diabetes trained dogs are canines that have been trained to react to and detect high or low blood sugar levels in individual who suffer from type I or type II diabetes. These dogs are trained to accompany and alert their diabetic owners when their blood glucose level is high (hyperglycemia) or low (hypoglycemia) so as to remind them to either take their insulin shots for patients with high sugar levels or eat sugary snacks for those with low sugar levels. These dogs are constant companions and follow their owners wherever they go just like a guide or assistant dog would do.

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Understanding canine diabetes testing

Canine diabetes testingCanine diabetes testing can be a nightmare to most pet owners especially those who are not aware that the disease can be cured. Research has shown that with proper dog insulin injections and diabetic dog diet, your dog can survive the diabetes condition.

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Signs Of Dog Diabetes

signs of diabetes in dogsSigns of dog diabetes are conditions or the state of health of your dog and early detection of these symptoms is a step in recognizing that your dog is in need of medical attention. Dog diabetes signs and symptoms will vary from breed to breed and it’s recommended that you visit your vet in case you notice any of `the following changes in your dog’s health or behavior.

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How to Inject Dog Insulin in Your diabetic Dog

How to Inject Dog Insulin in Your diabetic DogThe major fear for most people whose favorite dogs get diagnosed with dog diabetes is the thought of having to give their diabetic dogs the revered dog insulin injections about twice a day. Luckily, the insulin injection process is not that bad, for you or for the diabetic dog.

Since there is no valid alternative for insulin shots, in case your dog becomes diabetic, you have to do it.

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All About Canine Diabetes Mellitus

Canine Diabetes MellitusCanine diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas also known as “sugar diabetes” caused when the body is unable to produce sufficient insulin and thus cannot regulate blood sugar. The main functions of the pancreas include secreting enzymes required during the process of digestion and production of insulin which assists absorption of glucose into the blood stream. Without insulin the muscles and organs cannot convert the glucose in the blood into energy and this lead to excessive amount of glucose in the blood, a condition called hyperglycemia.

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Tips On Selecting Diabetic Dog Food Brands

Diabetic Dog Food BrandsDogs are affected by diabetes just as humans. A dog suffering from this condition is unable to regulate sugar levels in the blood and therefore suffers from different kinds of health problems. This condition can be managed with the use of well balanced meals adjusted to cater for the needs of the diabetic canine. There are various diabetic dog food brands you will find in the market today. However, there are certain facts you need to know about these foods.

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Selecting diabetic dog treats

selecting diabetic dog treatsDogs like human beings are prone to diabetes. Some breeds are more susceptible to the disease than others. It is very costly to manage the disease in dogs just as it is in human beings. Having a diabetic dog requires the owner to spend a lot of money to manage the disease. The animal can have a long life if it is fed with the right diabetic dog treats.

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Homemade Diabetic Dog Food Options

Homemade diabetic dog foodCases of diabetes in dogs are very common in the country. There are various types of diabetes and the most common is the type 1. This condition is caused when the pancreas fails to produce sufficient amounts of insulin. A dog with such a condition should be supplemented with insulin. One way of achieving this is by using homemade diabetic dog food. This will help it remain in a normal state of health.

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