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One of our dogs almost 14 years old according to our Veterinarian has Diabetes, the treatment cost is almost $4.000, plus all the other shots and needles etc. As we have 3 other dogs and paid all the bills for my son dog, we can afford to paid that amount. Could you please tell me can I use to keep him as long as does not look like he's suffering and what can I feed him, hes alert and sees and hears good, but as long he is not very sick we can't put him to sleep, we just lost a Shepherd mix after 2 1/2 years of monthly shots for his hips, and on 2011 we lost our 19 years old Pom due to old age so after 2 strokes we decide to send to Doggie Heaven, they are in our large yard close to each other, we will be married 52 years in December and had several dogs, as we can't live without them. Please help me. Elvira

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March 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM



Dear Elvira,

We suggest giving insulin to bring the blood glucose levels down to a safe level. However after giving Dia-IonX for a while some owners have reported that they have been able to reduce the insulin dosage and some have been able to stop giving it because their dog no longer needed it. However, each patient is unique and has its own set of circumstances. Along with giving insulin I would suggest you try Dia-IonX because it helps to control the symptoms of diabetes and it's therapeutic mineral base helps activate the enzyme systems in the body that help with healing. In addition give Canine probiotics, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9 daily. Dia-IonX will help the body better utilize the other supplements for a faster response. In addition make sure that you offer sufficient water free of chlorine and fluoride. A regular exercise schedule is also helpful in moving glucose from the blood and into the muscles which will reduce the blood glucose. If you decide to give insulin, it is important that you monitor the blood glucose levels so that you can ask your veterinarian about adjusting the insulin dosage when necessary. As for diet, a low carbohydrate diet, high fiber is usually advised. There are commercially prepared diabetic diets available.

Please let us know how you progress and if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 9, 2014 at 10:31 AM
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