Treating Glucose Problems in Pets with Camel Milk
We are hearing more and more about blood sugar problems, such as insulin resistance and its related conditions, in humans.
We, perhaps, don‘t expect it to affect our beloved pets!
It is estimated that about 1 out of every 300 dogs and 1 in 230 cats will develop blood sugar problems (insulin resistance) during their lifetime — and those statistics keep rising.
What is insulin resistance in pets?
A blood glucose problem is caused by either low levels of insulin in your pet’s body or, sometimes, an inadequate biological response to insulin.
Food is broken down as it is digested. One of the components of food – glucose – is delivered to the cells by insulin.
If your pet can’t produce enough insulin, or the insulin they do produce isn’t properly used, the glucose cannot be taken in and used by the cells.
This means, similar to humans, your pet’s blood sugar levels rise, creating adverse side effects.
Your pet could experience kidney disorders, infections, liver disorders, thyroid problems, cataracts, poor coordination, and dehydration.
Another factor to consider is the weight of your pet. As in humans, being overweight can increase the risk of your pet developing blood sugar and insulin resistance related conditions.
It is thought that obesity causes the body’s cells to become more resistant to insulin.
The key to managing this resistance to insulin is to keep your pet's blood glucose near normal levels and avoid those too-high or too-low levels that can be life-threatening.
A diagnosis of high blood sugar usually requires lifelong treatment with special foods, a good fitness regimen for your dog or cat, and in some cases daily insulin injections.
Thankfully, studies are showing hope using camel milk with pets with high blood sugar.
Camel milk contains an insulin-like protein that remains unaffected by stomach acid. This means it can be absorbed and utilized effectively by the body. In contrast, most insulin medication is not absorbed or utilized effectively by the body because it is likely to be degraded by stomach acids and enzyme barriers.
Camel milk contains approximately 52 units per liter of insulin-like protein.
Camel milk also contains elevated levels of zinc which plays an important role in insulin regulation by pancreatic beta cells (insulin producing cells).
Recent studies of three groups of animals showed insulin levels were much improved within a 3-4 week period when consuming camel milk. There was a greater than 30% improvement in all animals. The studies involved rats (Agrawal et al) and (Khan et al), rabbits (El-Said et al), and dogs (Sboui et al).
So, if you are a pet owner concerned about your pet’s blood sugar level, why not try camel milk. It’s a real food - 100% natural, gluten free, non-GMO, and no antibotics or hormones. Try 2 packets of Camelicious camel milk for 24% off and free shipping.