Diabetes isn’t a disease common in humans but is more common in older pets, but with the changing lifestyles, diabetes can cause to any domestic animal at any time/age. shockingly, the number of pets being diagnosed with diabetes is increasing year after year, due to more sedentary and greater dependency on convenience food. Like the human condition, diabetes in pets occurs when the pet’s body can’t use glucose normally or doesn’t make enough. Thankfully, the condition is now more manageable than before.
If your pet is diagnosed with diabetes, you will be considering the things that you can do from your end in managing the pet’s condition. Here are our tips for helping you in treating your pet’s diabetes faster.
-> Managing The Diet
Managing your diabetic pet’s diet is the most important thing that will help manage the condition and will improve it. Studies show that a high fiber and low-fat diet is the most suitable for managing diabetes. The reason for this is fibers actually help in slowing down the entry of sugar into the blood and will help the pet feel full so that he is less likely to overeat.
There are some food companies that specifically designed foods to focus on the animals with health issues such as diabetes that needs a special diet. While this is perfectly fine for many pets, in some circumstances your vet may recommend that you give your pet the prescripted food. Vets sometimes advise you on the type of food best suited to the pet and the best way on switching to it.
-> Gets Enough Exercise
Regular exercise is crucial for pets with diabetes for relief from the symptoms and gets their blood sugar levels under control levels. Build up moderate levels of exercise that can be sustained without too much exertion. As humans need regular exercise as well proper diet the pet to needs the same.
-> Monitoring The Weight
Obesity is one of the major causes of pets’ major health problems including diabetes, it is important to reduce the weight of an obese pet, or manage the weight if it is in the healthy weight range. This will not only help to reduce diabetes symptoms, but also could eliminate its condition.
-> Monitor The Blood Sugars
Regularly monitor the pet’s blood sugar, this helps in identifying and avoiding fluctuations in blood sugar levels. There are many glucose monitoring tools and ketone test strips that you can use. If the results of his regular tests start to fluctuate, then it’s time to see a vet for a medical emergency.
Reach Out To Your Veterinarian
The vet has the training as well as experience to effectively support you and the pet with all medical problems, including the problem of diabetes. If you are looking or if you want to discuss different ways in managing the pet’s condition, our vets are always available to book an appointment to know more.
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