If your dog has been diagnosed with diabetes, you are likely feeling overwhelmed. It can be extremely daunting to come to terms with this disease, but you need to educate yourself quickly about the treatments available and best diet for your pup. You'll need to check with your veterinarian first, but this food for diabetic dogs may be a suitable diet for your pet.
The best way to educate yourself is by having a conversation with your veterinarian. They can get you started on the new journey that you and your pet will be embarking on. Treating diabetes isn't just about diet change – it's going to be a lifestyle change for you and your dog.
Proper nutrition plays a huge part in the treatment and control of this disease. Working with a canine nutritionist is the best thing that you can do for your dog after his diagnosis. An expert trained in canine nutrition will evaluate your dog's health and body condition. They will help you create a diet plan that will meet his needs and provide balanced nutrition.
Homemade Food for Diabetic Dogs Recipe
- 1/2 cup ground chicken
- 1 cup dry brown rice
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped green beans
- 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. bone meal
Boil water for the rice according to the instructions on the packaging. Add the coconut oil and salt to the water. Add the rice and cook for about 10 minutes or until the rice is done.
Add the carrots, green beans and bone meal to the rice and stir. Cover and allow the food to simmer for 10 more minutes. Once it is finished cooking, stir until well mixed and allow the food to cool.
I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight. This is just a guideline. Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, will need more calories than this. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many.
It's best to consult your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for you dog. They will also help you evaluate this food for diabetic dogs to make sure it will meet your pet's unique nutritional needs. If necessary, they will assist you in choosing the best supplements and/or multivitamins to add.
You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also prepare this food in bulk and store leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.