Royal Canin Veterinary - Diabetic DS37 is a complete food for dogs over 1 year old suffering from diabetes. Diabetes is a really common problem in dogs and should be urgently treats when the first systems appear: thirstiness, increased appetite while losing weight and urinating more frequently. Diabetic dogs can be very effectively treated with a combination of insulin therapy and Royal Canin Veterinary - Diabetic DS37. The composition of this special diet feed makes it easier to control blood sugar and through the reduced starch content can help with losing weight. The high protein content helps to maintain muscle mass during a time of weight loss. Diabetes mellitus promotes oxidative stress, which can lead to chronic complications. A high level of antioxidants helps combat this. A synergistic antioxidant complex of vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein and taurine helps to neutralize free radicals and provides active cell protection. Recommended for (indications): Diabetes mellitus Not recommended for (contraindications): Pregnant and lactating bitches Puppies WARNING: Feeding this food generally improves the dog’s insulin sensitivity. When initiating this diet, it is highly recommended to monitor blood glucose so that insulin dosage can be adjusted. Key Benefits: Glucomodulation: specific formula to help in the management of postprandial blood glucose in diabetic dogs High protein: high protein content for maintenance of muscle mass which is essential in overweight diabetic dogs Low starch: formula that contains a reduced level of starch Antioxidant complex: a synergistic complex of antioxidants to help neutralise free radicals Duration of treatment: Royal Canin Veterinary - Diabetic DS37 should be fed for the pet’s lifetime. Further information: Diabetes mellitus promotes oxidative stress, which in turn favours the development of the diabetes-associated chronic complications (Opara 2002). A high level of antioxidants helps combat this. Please note: Article 356771.0 is not available for delivery to Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands.