What is Horse Diabetes? You may know some diabetic people. But, did you know horses also suffer from diabetes and blood sugar problems? In the equine world, diabetes and insulin resistance are often called by other names: Insulin resistance Pre-Cushing’s Equine metabolic syndrome Veterinarians recently discovered an interesting fact about horses and insulin resistance. New research shows horses may be insulin resistant without having a pituitary tumor. In other words, horses can be insulin resistant without having Cushing’s disease. Also, here’s another interesting fact. Horses with diabetes or insulin resistance are also prone to
We all want our pets to live long, healthy lives. Right? Having a strong immune system is a basic tool for good health and longevity. Many things can weaken your pet’s immune system. Some common culprits are: Genetics Environmental toxins Inadequate diet and nutrition Loneliness Medications and vaccinations Stress The Top Four Immunity Mushrooms for Dogs and Cats The most effective immunity mushrooms include: Maitake Reishi Shiitake Turkey Tail Maitake Mushroom Maitake mushrooms have immune-enhancing effects including: Anticancer Antiviral They also help stabilize both blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Reishi Mushroom Reishi mushrooms provide amazing support for your pet’s
Life is miserable for everyone when there’s a constipated kitty in the home! The most common signs of cat constipation include: Straining in the litterbox Crying Little accidents around the house. Painful for kitty, and troubling for you. When cats have trouble defecating, it’s called constipation. If left treated, constipation may progress to megacolon. In megacolon, prolonged feces retention stretches and damages the colon muscles. Fecal matter can no longer move through properly. Causes of Cat Constipation Constipation is a clinical sign. In other words, it may or may not have a disease cause. Usually, though, dehydration is the most
How can you tell if your dog needs a warming dog food recipe? Well, is your dog overweight, sluggish, or depressed? If so, an energetically warming diet will make your dog feel much better! A warming diet also helps dogs who feel cold all the time and like to snuggle in warm places. Or, maybe your dog has a thin coat and you live in a cool climate. A warming diet will help keep your dog warm. Most importantly, a warming diet helps dogs suffering from Qi deficiency. What is Qi Deficiency? Many dogs, as they age, become Qi deficient.
To some people, the thought of a dog being diabetic sounds odd. But, the truth is, canine diabetes is becoming quite a challenge. In fact, a recent article in the American Veterinarian Journal claims: What is Canine Diabetes? In Canine diabetes, the dog’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired. As a result, the dog suffers abnormal carbohydrate metabolism. Abnormal carb metabolism, in turn, causes elevated blood and urine glucose levels. Diabetes develops when a dog’s glucose-insulin connection isn’t working right. There are two forms of canine diabetes: Insulin-deficiency diabetes Insulin-resistance diabetes. In addition, some female dogs develop
Cooking for your dog is an easy way to improve overall health, wellness, and longevity. In fact, you’ll be using food as medicine to help your dog live a longer, healthier life. The following recipe is for “energetically balanced” dogs. When I talk about energetic balance, I’m referring to subtle energy, your dog’s Yin and Yang. When Yin and Yang get out of balance, sickness and disease occur. By cooking at home, you’ll easily make sure your dog eats the right food to maintain proper energetic balance. Is Your Dog Energetically Balanced? A healthy, energetically balanced dog is mentally stable,