Diabetic Dog Food Recipes and Dog Diabetes
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which a dog has a high level of glucose in its blood. It can be that the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells do not respond to the insulin that the pancreas produces. Dog diabetes are classified into three types: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes. The usual treatment usually involves exercise, diabetic dog food, and in severe cases, insulin is administered to control blood sugar levels.
The high blood sugar in a dog with diabetes produces various symptoms like polyuria or frequent urination, polydipsia or increased thirst and polyphagia or increased hunger. To add, diabetic dogs tend to lose weight as they breakdown fat and protein that are stored in the body to make glucose and ketones. Diabetes in animals can also cause cataracts, appetite increase, exercise intolerance and recurring infections.
Dog food secrets are not so secret at all. The way you feed your dog is an important part of treating dogs with diabetes. The best dog foods for your diabetic dog are those low carbohydrate types. Here are some recipes that may help you:
1 cup brown long grain rice,
1 cup chicken breast,
1/2 cup green beans,
1/2 cup mixed vegetables, 1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 cup cooked oatmeal,
1 cup cooked carrots and green beans put through the food processor,
1 hard boiled egg chopped up,
1/4 can Royal Canin Diabetic Special
(ask your vet if they would recommend these supplements)
1/4 Chromium Tablet (400 mcg)
1/2 Cranberry Capsule (475 mg)
1/4 Alpha Lipoic Acid (100 mg)
1/2 Acidophilus (6 mg)
1 bag basic recipe (Diet One or Two)
100 i.u. of vitamin E,
1/2 tab of ester C,
1 drop hawthorn
3 cups oatmeal uncooked,
1 cup cold filtered water, 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour,
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped,
2 egg yolks,
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 carrots, grated
1 apple, cored and diced
2 slices white bread, torn into pieces
1 cup regular rolled oats
1 cup wheat germ
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
4 medium potatoes, cubed
3 carrots, chopped
1 stalk celery, cubed
Your dog may be allergic to some of these ingredients so you better test them out first. You can substitute Hypoallergenic dog food to the recipes here that require the use of ordinary dog food.
Aside from food, a regular exercise routine is much vital. Also, once your dog has been stabilized on insulin treatment, they may live long like other dogs of the same breed. It is also essential for you and your veterinarian to have constant communication and adhere to a scheduled treatment regimen. This will ensure that your pet is healthy.
Diabetic dog food, exercise and regular visits to your veterinarian can help manage your dog’s diabetes; however, your presence and the warmth that you show your pet is the best care a pet owner can give – with or without diabetes.