Dog Diabetes

Bernie's Perfect Poop Can Naturally Alleviate Dog Constipation

  • The fiber in Bernie’s can help diabetic dogs. Fiber can help dog’s with diabetes by helping them maintain a healthy weight. Fiber can also help dog’s with diabetes by slowing down the movement of food through the digestive tract which in turn slows down the digestion of carbs. When digestion of carbs decreases the rapid release of glucose into the blood stream is slowed down so there is no sugar spike in the bloodstream.
  • The Prebiotics and Probiotics in Bernie’s Perfect Poop are very beneficial for dogs with diabetes. These pre and probiotics are capable of withstanding the acid in the stomach to make it, intact, down to the large intestine/colon where they can act as fertilizer for good bacteria and displace bad pathogens to help create a balanced microbiome in the digestive track and aid in absorption of nutrients from food.  
  • The enzymes in Bernie’s Perfect Poop can help dogs with diabetes break down and absorb the nutrients form the food they eat. Dogs with diabetes have a hard time metabolizing nutrients from food. Supplemental enzymes may aid dogs in metabolizing those nutrients to create better overall health. 
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Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism. Metabolism is the system by which the body converts food into energy. Diabetes occurs when the connection between glucose and insulin in the body isn’t working correctly. In dogs there are two forms of Diabetes: insulin-deficiency diabetes and insulin-resistance diabetes. With insulin-deficient diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin. With insulin-resistance diabetes, the body doesn’t recognize insulin that the pancreas is releasing and in return glucose is not properly pulled from blood into cells where it is used as food.

Dog Diabetes is not curable but it is manageable. Common Signs of Constipation in Dogs includes:  

  • Excessive water consumption (polydipsia)
  • Frequent/excessive urination (polyuria)
  • Greater appetite (polyphagia)
  • Weight loss, Weakness or Anorexia
  • Blindness
  • Dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Urinary accidents in the house


Possible Causes of Dog DiabetesCan Perfect Poop Help?
Age (older dogs are more likely to develop diabetes)YES
Other Diseases (Cushing’s or other autoimmune diseases) YES
Steroid medication use YES
Genetic predisposition 
Heat or pregnancy 


If your dog is showing signs and symptoms of diabetes please consult with your Veterinarian. If diabetes goes untreated in dogs it can lead to devastating effects on your dog’s body.  

Other Ways to Help

  • Consider dietary changes: serve a diet high in fiber, low/medium in carbs, low in fat and med/high in protein
  • Help your dog reach and maintain a healthy weight
  • Make sure your dog gets regular exercise
  • Consider serving fiber supplements that can help

Additional Reading

  • Bernie's Blog: Balanced Fiber Blend Slows Down Digestive Process & Helps Reduce Blood Sugar Spikes
  • Vet Street: Diabetes in Dogs
  • Top Dog Tips: What to feed a diabetic dog
  • American Kennel Club: Diabetes in dogs

Related Terms

  • Dog Diabetes Mellitus
  • Sugar Diabetes Dogs
  • Insulin Resistance In Dogs
  • Elevated Sugar Levels in Dog


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More Information About Diabetes In Dogs

Glucose and Insulin are the primary chemicals involved in Dog Diabetes
1. Glucose - Glucose is fuel for the cells of the body. The digestive tract breaks down nutrients from food into glucose. This glucose is then absorbed through the intestinal wall into the blood and is transported throughout the body.

2. Insulin – insulin is a hormone that is released into the body from the pancreas. Insulin is basically in charge of fuel delivery to the cells of the body. Insulin tells the cells of the body to grab things like glucose and nutrients from the bloodstream and use them for fuel. In cases of dog diabetes either the pancreas is either not producing enough insulin hormone to keep the body functioning properly or the body fails to recognize the insulin hormone properly.  

Fiber may help dogs with diabetes
Most Vets suggest a diet of high fiber, low-medium carbs, medium-high protein, and low fat for dogs with diabetes. Fiber is the most important factor in a diabetic dog’s diet according to scientific studies.

So how can fiber help? Fiber helps the conversion of nutrients from food into energy that powers the body. Fiber slows gastric emptying (how fast food goes through the digestive system). With gastric emptying slowed down the digestion of carbs is decreased and therefore a rapid release of glucose is avoided. This will prevent spikes in blood sugar levels in the bloodstream and give what insulin is available enough time to process the glucose.

Prebiotics and Probiotics May help dogs with diabetes
The health of our dogs gut plays an important role in their overall health. Most illness begins in the gut. Therefore, it is very important that our dogs have a well-balanced digestive tract in order to maintain good health, weight, mood, and reduce the risk of disease.

The microbiome of the digestive system is made up of numerous good and bad bacteria. These bacteria produce or aid in producing vitamins and neurotransmitters (serotonin) that can affect mood/stress/anxiety. They are also important in supporting and strengthening our dogs immune system and its response to dangerous infectious organisms.
In studies done on mice, research has shown that good balanced microbiome can significantly improve insulin sensitivity. When adding prebiotics and probiotics as a supplement in your dog’s diet, look for those that can withstand the stomach acids and make it to the large intestines/colon. Inulin is one such prebiotic and can be found in Bernie’s Perfect Poop. It is a resilient long chain fatty acid that can withstand the stomach acids and make it to the large intestine/colon where it acts as fertilizer for the good bacteria to grow and multiply within the large intestines.

The probiotics found in Bernie’s Perfect Poop: Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Coagulans are both very hardy sporous probiotics that can also withstand stomach acids and make it to the large intestine/colon where they help to displace unfriendly organisms in the body. They also are known to support enzyme production which helps to breakdown the nutrients from foods and allow better absorption into the cells, but they also promote intestinal unity.

Enzymes may help dog’s with Diabetes
Just as enzymes are important for humans, they are also beneficial for dogs. Digestive enzymes assist in speeding up chemical reactions within the body and also help with nutrient absorption. Enzymes help to break down the carbs, fats, and proteins from food and allow proper absorption into the cells of the body. Bernie’s has a blend of enzymes included in its grass bit formula. These enzymes can aid dogs with pancreatic insufficiency or pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

Enzymes also help the body absorb nutrients into the bloodstream where the are dispersed to the cells and organs that need them. Dogs with diabetes can benefit from enzymes due to the fact that dogs with diabetes have a more difficult time metabolizing all the nutrients they need. Enzymes like protease, lipase, and amylase can be beneficial for helping to manage diabetes. Bernie’s enzyme blend contains these enzymes along with others.