I was just reading about Ocu-clearVET and would like a bit more info please.
I have a 6 year old German Shepherd X dog, should weigh 75 lbs. but is now app. 66 lbs. due to just being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatitis end of April.
One of my concerns with her is the possibility of diabetic pets getting cataracts. That is why I was looking into supplements for her and I like the idea of bilberry, heard lots about it.
Would these pills interfere with her insulin intake? My vet is not into holistic aids, does not know enough about them.
Also, how would I know if she is getting too much Vitamin A as her foods contain some Vitamin A.
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
Thank you for your inquiry to Holistic Pet Info. Ocu-ClearVET is an excellent supplement to support your dog’s vision and eye health. The formula should help especially due to the stress that diabetes places on the eyes.
You must remember that diabetic induced cataracts are primarily due to chronically high glucose in the body. Maintaining the glucose levels with proper insulin management is key to keeping the entire body healthy and strong.
Please be sure her diet consists of a good quality protein to maintain muscle mass, whole complex carbohydrates (no corn, white rice and wheat) to decrease insulin spikes and healthy fats.
GlucoBalance by Pet Alive is also an excellent supplement for your dog that helps improve immune function and can decrease or prevent diabetes related conditions affecting the eyes, bladder and circulation. Best of luck.
Colleen Smith DVM, CVA
NOTE: The minimum daily requirement for Vitamin A for dogs is 50 IU/lb. or 1,250 IU daily for a 25 lb dog. The toxic level of Vitamin A is 2,500 IU /lb or 62,500 IU for a 25 lb. dog. One capsule of Ocu-Clear contains 7,500 IUs so you would be well within the safe dosage level.