Having your dog diagnosed with diabetes can be painful. Many a times the symptoms in him/her are not understood by the owner, unless there is a regular check up by a vet. A regular exercise regime along with a balanced diet and supervision by your vet will help you control diabetes in your dog. All pets will find it difficult to adapt to the sudden change in their diet; however, it is required in order to maintain the blood sugar levels. A homemade diabetic dog food serves best as it will contain required amount of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
Grains are not always a good source of food for diabetic dogs. Diabetic dogs need carbohydrates in small amounts as it directly breaks down in glucose. Your vet can guide you on the various food products you need to include in the diabetic dogs diet. Blindly trusting big names for providing diabetic dog food is not a good idea. You must have a good knowledge about your dogs’ body and feed him the required food. Generally, a food that is low in sodium and fats is what works best for diabetic dogs. Fresh raw meat is just like a treat to your pet, but make sure you remove fats from chicken and turkey before serving.
An organic food which does not contain any toxics is best and it is light on your pet’s stomach. Completely depending upon dry food for diabetic dogs is not recommended; however you can include it in the diabetic diet plan. Be sure about the number of meals you offer your dog. If you can catch hold of few relishing and healthy diabetic dog recipes, you can assure good health to your pet. Here is one easy to cook homemade diabetic recipe for your pet. However, it is advisable to cross check with your vet before trying out any new diet.
Here is what you would require – 2 eggs, half cup whole wheat flour, and 1/2 pounds beef liver cut in small pieces. For this preparation you would require an oven to bake the mixture. Preheat it up to 350 degrees and use 10 x 15 jelly roll pan and apply parchment paper on it. With the help of food processor you can finely chop the liver pieces. Later add eggs and flour and make it smooth. Spread this mixture evenly on the pan and bake it for about 15 minutes. Store the baked mixture in sealed container and refrigerate it. You can cut this in small pieces and serve your dog as a treat, I am sure he/she will love it. Do not store the mixture for long; you can use it up to 4 to 5 days.
In order to ensure good health of your diabetic dogs, it is important for you to choose healthy food groups. You must also be aware about the number of ingredients each food group contains as this will help you include each one in the right proportion. We all love our pets and would want to gift them a long and healthy life. Be cautious in choosing the right diabetic diet for him and help him fight diabetes in a healthy manner.
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