Signs of diabetes in dogs is not dissimilar to that in humans, or anyone else. These include a variety of symptoms normally around the digestion and renal systems. Digestion signs include a change in appetite, weight loss with normal food consumption and vomiting. The renal signs include an excessive thirst with increased urination, dehydration and UTIs. Other signs may include lethargy, chronic skin infections and cataract formation or blindness.
30 years ago, diabetes was rare in dogs. So what has changed in that period, because to me, this indicates where the cause lies.
In the last 30 years, two areas in pet care has dramatically changed. Commercial pet food has dramatically expanded in this time. So has the veterinary industry, as it has now become.
Diet is key to good health. It is a key factor in diabetes. Eat the wrong food and no-one can remain healthy because it undermines your immune system. Commercial dog food is not species-specific. Commercial dog food is not of good quality, whoever promotes it, whatever the price. Commercial dog food is not natural, wholesome or nutritious in any shape or form. It does, however, provide an excellent income for vets and for the manufacturer – follow the money trail…
In fact vets earn twice out of commercial dog food – once to sell it and then to treat the ailing dog who consumes it. Good business that they don’t want to stop. No wonder they promote it. But do they feed it to their own dogs? Likely the aware ones don’t, as I have discovered.
Vets will tell you that diabetes cannot be cured. I agree it can’t, not with their medicines, which are all chemicals. But there are other ways. There always are.
When the signs of diabetes in dogs emerge, the problem is probably already established. Although still eminently treatable, the process can be harder and longer, with more perseverance and dedication from you. It is far better to prevent it happening, by feeding a quality, natural, species-specific diet from the outset. Not only would it be almost impossible for diabetes to occur, so too it would be for a host of other diseases, including the serious, chronic and auto-immune diseases.
The other factors that has occurred in the last 30 years that has impacted our dogs so much is the veterinary treatment. Especially vaccines, vaccines, vaccines. Start in puppyhood and continue every year. What an earner!
But do they prevent disease? There have been no long term studies to show the effectiveness of vaccines. Vaccine injuries are played down. Sadly many of the dogs who suffer the worst are simply killed, taking them out of statistics. Convenient! Of course, the vaccine was never blamed. Vets are trained by the pharmaceutical companies, so that is not allowed to occur. What happened to real science when you question everything, accept nothing? No money in that!
Viruses have a habit of mutating, and they can do this very fast as their lifespan is very short. For example, the far more serious (and deadly) parvo virus is a mutated form of the (more mild) distemper virus, due to vaccines.
This means that although it can appear as if the vaccines have slowed down the frequency of the diseases they targeted, they have created more virulent diseases that are much more serious and difficult to cure. Serious chronic diseases such as auto-immune diseases, diabetes, cancer, and fatal acute diseases like parvo.
The veterinary industry have nothing to help these diseases. All they can do is to suppress the symptoms. This is what all their anti- drugs do. Antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-diuretics, anti-depressants, steroids and so forth. No cure is possible with suppression.
While insulin can palliate the signs of diabetes in dogs, as in anyone, it cannot cure and generally leads the dog to an early grave.
The alternative is to feed your dog a natural, quality, species-specific diet, use an holistic form of health care such as homeopathy, and ensure your dog enjoys a happy life style appropriate to his/her size, breed and age – exercise, company/companionship, shelter, love, boundaries and so forth. Then you can see your dog blossom, return to great health and live to a ripe old age. Serious diseases can be reversed using these strategies. It may take time, but it is more common than not.
Saving huge amounts of $, huge amounts of stress and anxiety, huge amounts of time.
A natural dog is a healthy dog.