Royal Canin Canine Diabetic Special is a complete food specially formulated to support dogs struggling with diabetes, constipation, and other gastric disorders.
How it works
Diabetes is caused by a low insulin level that prevents your dog from properly processing sugars, leading to an unhealthily high level of blood glucose. Royal Canin Canine Diabetic Special is designed to counteract this with a low amount of carbohydrate, which helps to keep blood glucose low.
Diabetes puts your dog at risk of Hyperglycaemia, the condition of having excess sugars in the bloodstream. Royal Canin Canine Diabetic Special combats this with a recipe that uses low-GI (glycaemic index) cereals.
GI measures the amount of glucose in any given food as an indication of how easy it will be to digest. Foods with a low GI are better for your dog because they digest more easily and more slowly. Royal Canin Canine Diabetic Special’s low GI recipe is gentle on your dog’s strained digestive system and eases the risk of hyperglycaemia immediately after eating, when blood sugar levels are at their highest.
This food's high fibre recipe slows absorption in the small intestine, allowing your dog to digest sugars slowly. This in turn helps your dog to regulate the level of sugar in his or her bloodstream.
- low in carbohydrates to help regulate blood glucose levels
- high in fibre to slow digestion in the small intestine and regulate blood glucose levels
- low-GI recipe is gentle on your dog’s digestive system and helps process sugars.
When to use it
Diabetes is a common condition in dogs. If you have any concerns about your pet's health, it is always best to contact your vet for advice. They recommended that you transition your dog onto Royal Canin Canine Diabetic Special food after their diagnosis and keep it as their regular food.
Mismanagement of diabetes can be serious. It puts your dog at risk of both hyperglycaemia and hyperthyroidism, which can cause weight gain, lethargy, and mood issues. However, managing your dog’s health with a good diet can mitigate these symptoms and allow them to live a healthy, happy life.
Because veterinary diets are formulated for the nutritional support of pets with specific clinical conditions, we recommend that you only use them under professional advice. For more information on feeding Royal Canin Canine Diabetic Special to your dog, please consult your veterinary surgeon.
Veterinary diets are formulated for the nutritional support of dogs with specific clinical conditions and are recommended to be used under veterinary advice. For more information on feeding Diabetic Special to your dog, please consult your veterinary surgeon.
Pork by-products, poultry by-products, chicken meat, powdered cellulose, maize grits, pork blood products, sunflower oil, beet pulp, minerals, marigold extract (source of lutein). Vitamin D3: 180 IU, Iron (3b103): 3 mg, Iodine (3b201, 3b202): 0.3 mg, Copper (3b405, 3b406): 2 mg, Manganese (3b502, 3b504): 1 mg, Zinc (3b603, 3b605, 3b606): 10 mg.
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Reliable....Always reliable, consistent tinned food. Excellent delivery from Medicanimal 5*all round!
Prompt deliveryEasy to place and process order. Delivery very prompt no waiting around
...as it says on the tin!Does the job! My little sausage dog adores this tinned food, testimony in itself....as she's such a fussy little monkey/dog!!!
Excellent productExcellent quality food which suits my diabetic dog. I mix it with the dried food from same range and some fresh chicken. It helps to keep my dogs sugar stable.
Great productSince eating this our border terriers glucose has been consistent for over a year.