To discover that your dog has a disease can be heartbreaking and traumatic. But fear not, the effects of diabetes in dogs are very similar to those of an adult. Furthermore, diabetes is much easier to manage than you first think. In this post, you will learn how to manage your dog’s diabetes.
First of all, keep in mind that there are lots of dogs with this condition who live a normal, long and active life. Although diabetes is incurable, depending on the severity of the condition, it can be easily managed through time, commitment, medication and the managing of your dog’s diet. So, after your dog is diagnosed with diabetes, you have to direct your attention to monitoring and to manage your dog’s diabetes in the best way!
Your veterinarian will work with you to determine the best management plan for your dog. Bear in mind that at the same start of treatment this may involve frequent visits to the clinic for testing and medication adjustments. But all of this will result in helping your dog to have a full, happy life.
Your management plan described by your vet will probably include information about:
• insulin medication for your dog and how to give the injections. You need to give your dog Daily insulin injections under the skin. I know that this part can be intimidating but don’t worry, it’s really not that hard. Although it’s understandable to be apprehensive about doing this, it’s not as hard as it might sound. It can become a quick and easy daily routine that isn’t traumatic at all for either dog or owner.
• Healthy diet – A balanced diet including high-quality protein, fibre, and complex carbohydrates to help slow the absorption of glucose. The use of natural remedies such as including turmeric in your dog’s diet has been proven to be beneficial to dogs with diabetes.
• exercise recommendations that will work best for your dog – Moderate, consistent exercise to help maintain glucose levels. Be sure to keep walking with your dog to keep her health at optimum levels.
• any warning signs to watch out for.