Diabetic Dog or Cat? New test and Natural treatment

October 12th, 2022 at 10:16 am EDT

If your dog or cat is excessively drinking and urinating, then they may have Diabetes.

It is now increasingly common in people, our cats, and dogs.

As far as treatments go, a recent study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that compared krill oil and fish oil, the evidence suggested that krill oil was more effective at reducing blood glucose levels.

If you have a diabetic pet, OR a pet with arthritis or allergies, then you should try this:

Dr Jones' Ultimate Omega 3 Supplement for Dogs and Cats


The flash glucose monitoring system: and Gut bacteria helping regulate Blood Sugar?

Sources:dvm360, NIH

Though diabetes is common in canine and feline medicine, its management is often complicated. It requires veterinarians and pet owners to coordinate their efforts to provide diabetic care both in the hospital and the patient’s home.

The mainstay of treatment for feline and canine diabetes is insulin alongside dietary modification. The veterinarian usually performs in-hospital blood glucose curves to initiate insulin, and repeats them:

  • after the first dose of a new kind of insulin

  • at 7 to 14 days after an insulin dose change

  • at least every 3 months in a well-controlled animal with diabetes

  • any time clinical signs recur in a controlled patient, and

  • when hypoglycemia is suspected.

This can burden both the owner and the animal with frequent veterinary visits, the cost associated with each visit, and costs and stress related to hospitalizing the pet for 10-12 hours each time. Cats (more often than dogs) may develop stress hyperglycemia in the hospital setting.

At-home portable blood glucose meters can alleviate some of this burden but come with their own challenges. Needing more than 1 puncture to obtain a blood drop, not obtaining sufficient blood volume from the puncture, needing assistance in restraining the pet, and the pet’s resistance to obtaining the blood sample are all common issues.

Continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS) differ from portable blood glucose meters in that they use a sensor applied to the surface of the body to measure interstitial glucose concentration.

However, capillary blood samples are still required to calibrate the device. The newest advancement in at-home blood glucose monitoring is the flash glucose monitoring system (FGMS), which similarly measures interstitial glucose levels through a sensor on the skin and can be worn for up to 14 days.

 The most widely used device is the Freestyle Libre, which provides glucose levels every minute directly to the monitor or to a smart phone. These systems do not require capillary blood glucose samples for calibration.

Overall, FGMS show promising use in the at-home management and overall care of diabetic veterinary patients.

Probiotics and Diabetes

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6949658/

This review study came to this very interesting conclusion...

Several meta-analysis studies on results of clinical trials suggested that probiotic supplementation reduced the FPG, lipid profile, blood pressure, and other cardiovascular risk factors in T2D (Type 2 Diabetes) patients. The probiotic supplements effectively controlled the glycemic and inflammatory status of GDM (Pregnancy Induced Diabetes) patients.

Two of the most studied probiotic strains for Diabetes were Lactobacillus Acidophilus, and Bifidobacterium, along with several other strains being studied.

As far as doses, ensure a minimum of 100million CFU's per 10lbs daily.

Also ensure that it includes a prebiotic ( ie nutrients that support growth of these good bacteria!)

Heal Your Pet At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew

P.S. Should you be considering the Flash Glucose Test?

Definitely yes if you have a diabetic pet that is on Insulin - it's such a better way to get accurate blood glucose readings.

It was so hard in practice, especially with cats coming into the clinic, getting stressed, and then having artificially high glucose readings..

It is FAR better to be able to do this at home!

P.P.S. About those Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are considered to be one of the most important supplements in Veterinary Medicine (Clinician's Brief). Dr Jones' Natural Krill Oil provides high levels of the important Fatty Acids, EPA and DHA, better absorption/bioavailability, WITHOUT the toxins now found in many Fish Oil supplements.

No shown to be better than Fish oil at lowering Blood Glucose levels in diabetics..

Get your bottle here:

Dr Jones' New Krill Oil Supplement

DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet.

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