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I need to know what you think of the complete raw food diet for my two diabetic dogs. I am using it now mixed with Purina DCO dual fiber control food. My dogs do not care much for the raw except for raw duck necks. Both dogs are Yorkie mixes. The first dog is a Yorkie Terrier called Angel, and has been on Vetsulin for 2 years, twice daily. The second dog is called Bubbles and is a Yorkie Chow, who just became diabetic three weeks ago; she is on Novolin twice daily.

My main concern is having them on a completely raw diet. I attended a meeting about "raw diets" and was advised to get them off everything except the raw meat. I still feed the Purina DCO and some raw food. My vet doesn't really care for the raw diet and thinks it is not a complete diet. I would appreciate any information you would give me. But I do intend to get both dogs on the Dia-IonX. That sounds great to me. I really appreciate your time.

Thank you,

Madelynn

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March 28, 2010 at 12:31 PM

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Dear Madelynn,

I have fed a combination of raw food and kibble so that my dog is used to both. If I go away it is easier for the caregiver. I used to prepare meals using a one to one to one ratio of meat: ground raw vegetable, overcooked grain and a little bone meal. It was a lot of work.

Now I order a commercially prepared frozen diet consisting of ground meat, ground bones, tripe, and kelp. I get it from Animal Food Service, a company that sells retail and also prepares diets for zoos. My dog loves it. It is complete. I think a dog needs more than meat and bones.

In addition, I hope you are giving some other supplements. It is beneficial to give digestive enzymes with each cooked meal. There should be some pancreatic enzymes in the product. I like to give MSM, a probiotic and a fish oil supplement daily. Dia-IonX will help the body utilize the other supplements better. The special oligotherapeutic base stimulates the enzyme systems in the body to help with healing. Be sure to monitor blood glucose levels in case you need to adjust the insulin dose. As the body heals it can begin to make more functional insulin.

It is also important to provide regular moderate exercise. It helps to move sugar from the blood into the muscles. This helps with better regulation of blood glucose levels. Lastly, provide pure fresh water that is free of chlorine or fluoride.

Please let us know what you do and how you progress. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us again.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 31, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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