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In general, be VERY skeptical of claims that herbal or alternative therapies can replace insulin treatment in cats or dogs. Please note that many of the charlatans and scammers discussed in this article had ads appearing on this wiki. See the phrases they use to try to hook you at Ad scams and Ad scams 2.


Another Case of Pets & People

This is another case where the human product is "transformed" into one for canine and feline diabetes--with a change of a label and small copy changes. As above, the same company is behind all three of these "treatments".


"Alternative Treatment #3" vs FDA Warning Letter-10/12/06

"Alternative Treatment #3"

This one was aimed at cats (now cats only) and dogs with diabetes[3]. Here the "Clinical Trials" page was full of links, all of them sourced through the product website and all dealing with various possibilities for human, not feline or canine diabetes. There are many "studies" which purport to show why this product works, but not one of them deals directly with diabetes in cats and dogs--yet you are expected to believe what's said here and hurry to order. Note here that everyone's willing to tell you where to send your check if you choose not to use your credit card. So now we have a company name & address. Doing a Google Search on the company name and state it does business in turns up this most interesting reference from US-FDA:

The same person's name shown on the FDA warning letter above is prominently displayed on "Alternative Treatment #3's" website:

Note that this is for claims regarding products sold to humans, claiming to treat diabetes and neuropathy. Note that the name of the products FDA sent the person the warning letter regarding and the name of the product on "Alternative Treatment #3's" website are VERY similar. FDA includes a summary of the claims made on the website--sound familiar?

As you can see, the website is hawking the same product for canine and feline diabetes as it was to people with diabetes in 2005, when a previous FDA Warning Letter was written.

"The therapeutic claims on your web site establish that the products are drugs because they are intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevension of disease. The marketing of these products violates the Act". (Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act)

So you see that according to US law, anything claiming to do these sorts of things, no matter what disease and what species, is considered a drug.

"Your website contains disease claims in the form of testimonials, including:"

"Many of the above claims that make your product a drug were brought to your attention in a letter dated September 27, 2005, from Susan Walker, former Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs in FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, yet these claims still remain on your web site."

"In addition, the name of your product suggests that it is intended for use in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevension of diabetes, a disease."

"Furthermore, your products are not generally recognized as being safe and effective for the above referenced conditions and therefore, the products are also "new drugs" under section 201(p) of the Act (Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act-21 U. S. C. 321(p)). New drugs may not be legally marketed in the US without prior approval from FDA as described in section 505(a)of the Act (Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act-21 U. S. C. 355(a)). FDA approves a new drug on the basis of scientific data submitted by a drug sponsor to demonstrate that the drug is safe and effective."

All three of the "Alternative Treatment" websites linked here do the same.

The names of "Alternative Treatments" #1 & #3 linked here do the same; you see the admission at "Alternative Treatment" #2's website that their product name had to be changed because of FDA[4] .

"Alternative Treatment #4" vs "Alternative Treatment #3" and FDA Warning Letter-10/12/06

This was aimed at canine and feline diabetes, from the same huckster who brought you "Alternative Treatment" #3and was the recipient of  FDA Warning Letter October 12, 2006 for the company's similar claims to people with diabetes.

Let's Compare "Alternative Treatment #4" with "Alternative Treatment #3" and the FDA Warning Letter from 2006:

"Clinical Trials" Page for "Alternative Treatment #4"

"Clinical Trials" Page for "Alternative Treatment #3"

The links on both pages are identical; the only difference is in their URLs, where one is geared to take advantage of those treating feline diabetes and the other is geared to take advantage of those treating canine diabetes. The product being sold here-

As the FDA Warning Letter points out, the product was not proven to be safe and effective in treating diabetes--not in people--not in cats--and not in dogs.

As suggested, making a comparison of these two web links along with an open window with the FDA Warning Letter October 12, 2006 should convince you that something's not right about this product.


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