Vitamins for Dogs with Diabetes

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Too much carbohydrate consumption with minimal exercise is one of the causes of diabetes in dogs. Enhance your dog’s diabetic health by limiting its weight gain and increasing the activity level. The more exercise your dog gets, the less insulin it needs. Canine vitamins are also beneficial for managing diabetes.

Supplements are designed to provide nutrients that are normally lacking in most dog foods. Giving your dog a supplement is recommended at the first signs of diabetes, which can help delay the need for insulin shot and slow the disease from progressing.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that aids in preserving the Vitamin A and fatty acids. Vitamin E helps diabetes related issues by

  • Reducing the need for insulin.
  • Controlling blood sugar levels
  • Improving insulin action
  • Preventing oxidative stress caused by free radicals
  • Strengthening immune functions

Providing Vitamin C for your dog in moderation will help some of the issues associated with diabetes.

  • Helps bolster low tissue levels
  • Prevents cataracts
  • Protects kidneys
  • Normalizes sorbitol levels
  • Controls blood sugar 
  • Increases insulin effectiveness

Here are other Canine Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements:

  • Chromium: improves the effectiveness of insulin, balances cholesterol levels, reduces risk of heart disease, and aids glucose tolerance.
  • Magnesium: guards against high urinary loss, which leads to magnesium deficiency and a risk factor for retinal damage and heart disease.
  • Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine): prevents neuropathy; diabetic dogs can become deficient in Vitamin B-6.
  • Galega Officinalis: works to improve the area of the pancreas that produces insulin.
  • Bilberry: stimulates insulin production and reduces blood sugar levels in dogs with Type II diabetes; canine vitamins with bilberry improve vision and circulation.
  • Glucose Supplements: improves insulin production and protects against the effects of diabetes on the dog's body.
  • Zinc: prevents and lessens the effects of diabetes.



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