The role of dietary management in canine diabetes mellitus and colitis is to provide a proper balance of total nutrients while meeting the special dietary needs of the patient. Complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber help to delay the absorption of glucose from the intestinal tract and minimize postprandial fluctuation of glucose in dogs with diabetes mellitus. Soluble fiber in the diet may also prolong gastrointestinal transit time, allow greater water absorption, and promote the production of short chain fatty acids which nourish the intestinal mucosa.
Purina Veterinary Diets® DCO Dual Fiber COntrol® Canine Formula provides complete and balanced nutrition for maintenance of the adult dog and has been formulated to achieve the following characteristics:
- High level of complex carbohydrates
- Increased fiber including soluble fiber
- Moderate total dietary fat and calories
- Source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
Diets with these nutritional modifications have been recommended for dogs with some forms of the following conditions:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Fiber responsive colitis
- Large bowel diarrhea
- Conditions associated with catabolic states
Bags of 8, 18 and 32 pounds.
Whole grain corn, dried beet pulp,* poultry by-product meal, corn gluten meal, barley, animal fat preserved with mixed-tocopherols [Vitamin E], pea fiber, dicalcium phosphate, dried whey, potassium chloride, fish oil, animal digest, salt, calcium carbonate, L-Lysine monohydrochloride, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, manganese sulfate, vitamin A supplement, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, copper sulfate, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, calcium iodate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of Vitamin K activity), sodium selenite. H - 4564