Traditional medicine is well established however holistic alternatives are natural and very effective for many ailments in pets.
Vetsulin was originally marketed by Merck Animal Health, in 2004, as the first federally approved insulin for diabetic dogs and cats. After Vetsulin killed thousands of helpless dogs, it was finally discontinued
Dog Diabetes Cured with Single Shot. Researchers from Spain have been able to cure canine diabetes Type 1 with a single session of gene therapy.
Beans Benefits Pet Diabetes. A recent study found that supplementing your pet diabetics diet with a variety of legumes including beans, chickpeas and lentils not only helps to stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels
I wanted to share this note I received from a pet owner whose 12 year old Yorkie named Xena was diagnosed with Canine Diabetes.
Proper regulation of a diabetic dog involves pet owners monitoring and calculating sugar and insulin dosages twice a day at home.
Looking for a great low fat, low sugar dog treat? Try making your dog carrot and hummus cookies, safety guaranteed by Dr Carol. Recipe: courtesy of Ana and her diabetic dog Xena.
As a pet owner, do you wonder what you’re really feeding your dog? Was your canine a victim of the 2004 or 2007 Menu Pet Food Recall
Dear Dr. Carol, We had the pleasure of coming into contact with you about 2 years ago when our dog Muggs, a yorkie was about to turn 17 years old.
Fellow Pet Lovers I wanted to share the latest update regarding Pet Diabetes and the Vetsulin Class Action Law Suit. The FDA has finally announced the fact that the Vetsulin Critical Need Program and Vetsulin is no longer available to treat pet diabetes in dogs or cats.
Dr. Carol – what can I say…you’re truly a blessing!!! My 8 year old Lab, Harley got very sick. My dog wasn’t eating and I had to take a water bowl to her to get her to drink.
Pet Diabetes continues to plaque our dogs and cats. In addition, the Vetsulin controversy continues on a daily basis with frustrated pet diabetes owners searching for answers and safe solutions to replace the tainted Vetsulin.
PZI Insulin, which is porcine or pig based insulin, labeled as Vetsulin for dogs and cats in the United States and as Caninsulin in Canada and 23 other countries, has just been re-approved by the FDA
Pancreatitis is severe inflammation of the pancreas that often occurs due to eating too much rich, fatty food or getting into the garbage. Miniature Schnauzers and obese dogs have the highest incidence of this disease.
The urine sugar Diastix readings are actually very accurate for diabetic pets. In fact, before home blood monitors became available they were used exclusively for owners to monitor sugar levels and insulin dosages.
I wanted to share another note I received from a diabetic pet owner: Dear Dr. Carol, You are so kind and dedicated to your field to even email me as a total stranger.
I wanted to share another success story with all of the loving diabetic pet owners searching the web for information on how to deal with diabetic pets still taking Vetsulin
Regulate your Diabetic Pet at Home & Make a Personal Pet Glucose Curve Yourself! Switching pets over from Vetsulin to DNA based insulin is not hard and daily regulation using your pets urine along with a product
I got a call from a man who owns a 9 year old, 8 pound toy poodle, named Jock. Jock has diabetes and had been taking Vetsulin for a couple years to regulate his blood sugar, when all of the sudden, about a month ago, Jock started rapidly going down hill
With all the pet diabetes problems and mis-information going on about Vetsulin and what to do with diabetic pets, our phones have not stopped ringing. I wanted to share this note I received from a pet owner suffering with her diabetic dog who was on Vetsulin.
I wanted to share yet another note I received with my pet loving friends about Pets with Diabetes, taking Vetsulin. The Vetsulin, is not stable and has been recalled.
I wanted to share this note I received with all of my pet loving friends. I just got this letter from a gentleman whose dog was not only sickened from eating tainted dog food involved in the Menu Pet Food recall
The FDA and Intervet/Schering Plough announced the Vetsulin recall alert last week and I have received several inquiries from diabetic pet owners asking what type of insulin to buy at the pharmacy to replace the Vetsulin for their diabetic pets.
November is Pet Diabetes Month. I will be sharing various diabetes tips with all my pet loving friends this month. To begin, I want to share some alarming statistics.
Vetsulin®, a pig based insulin, zinc suspension used to treat diabetes in pets, may have varying amounts of crystalline zinc insulin in the formulation and has been recalled.
Hi Dr. Carol, I did receive the powdered Vitalife vitamins. I am happy that Scruffy is so far doing much better on this vitamin. I just open the capsule and mix it in his food.
Ever since scientists unraveled the dog’s DNA or genetic code and found it to be quite similar to human DNA, research into medical conditions and treatments for people and pets has been on the rise.
Hormones naturally decline as people age… but what about hormones in our pets? In general, and as televised by Oprah herself, hormones are needed by the body and brain to grow, sustain life and function normally.
Licorice. Feeding candy licorice to your dog – or any kind of confection, for that matter – is a definite no-no. But the herbal form of licorice is a time-tested remedy for gastrointestinal upset and skin problems such as allergies.
The last thing any pet owner wants to do this holiday season is rush to the animal emergency clinic. Since the holidays often pose many unexpected pet health issues, veterinarian and author, Dr. Carol Osborne