Monthly Archives: May 2016

Treating Diabetes in Pets with Camel Milk

Diabetes is a growing epidemic, and not only affects humans but cats and dogs as well.  It is estimated that 1 in every 200 dogs has diabetes mellitus.  In dogs the beta cells in the pancreas no longer work effectively in the regulation of insulin, and therefore, cannot keep glucose levels in check.  Diabetes in pets can lead to kidney disorders, infections, liver disorders, thyroid problems, cataracts, poor coordination, and dehydration.  Once a pet is started on insulin therapy, they are usually on it for the rest of their life.  Most insulin medication is not absorbed or utilized effectively by the body due to being degraded by stomach acids and enzyme barriers.  Whereas the insulin-like protein in camel milk remains unaffected by stomach acid; it is absorbed and utilized effectively by the body.  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.

Camel milk has been proven to improve insulin levels in studies involving rats (Agrawal et al) and (Khan et al), rabbits (El-Said et al), and dogs (Sboui et al).  In all three groups of animals, insulin levels were much improved within a 3-4 week period.  There was over 30% improvement in all animals.  I know that I would rather my pet have camel milk daily if it would help regulate his insulin levels than a drug with all the negative side effects.  To learn more you may contact my office at 919-928-0821.



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