Recipe: Beef and Vegetable Meal for Diabetic Dogs

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This is a simple, limited-ingredient recipe. You need to discuss the recipe with your veterinarian, and ask for their suggestion on additional ingredients or supplements that you can add to make the meal nutritionally balanced for your dog’s needs.


  • 1/4 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 cups fresh carrots (chopped)
  • 2 cups fresh green beans (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese


First, brown the beef in a skillet and drain the fat. Steam or boil the carrots and green beans. Allow the ingredients to cool, and combine the beff, vegetables and cottage cheese in a large bowl. Mix well.

The recommended serving size for this meal for diabetic dogs is about 1/2 cup for every 20 pounds of body. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. It is best to check with your veterinarian to get an exact serving size for your pet, as some dogs may need more/less calories than others.

Your veterinarian will also help you to decide if this recipe is appropriate for your diabetic dog. They may recommend adding some supplements or additional ingredients to make the meal nutritionally balanced for your Fido.