How to avoid diabetes? The best way for your dog to avoid diabetes is to:
- Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is the biggest risk factor for diabetes in dogs.
- Feed a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugar, which can raise blood sugar levels. Protein helps to regulate blood sugar levels. PURELUXE has fresh meat protein as the 1st ingredient in every formula.
- Get regular exercise. Exercise helps to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels.
Here are some specific tips:
- Feed your dog a high-quality, grain-free dog food. Grain-free foods are lower in carbohydrates than grain-inclusive foods. All PURELUXE formulas are grain-free.
- Avoid feeding your dog table scraps and treats. These foods are often high in carbohydrates and sugar.
- Measure your dog’s food and feed them at regular times during the day. This will help to prevent them from overeating.
- Take your dog for walks or runs regularly. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, divided into two or more sessions.
If you are concerned about your dog’s risk of diabetes, talk to your veterinarian. They can help you to develop a plan to reduce their risk and monitor their health for any signs of diabetes.