Diets for dogs with diabetes

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One of the main problems of the sedentary lifestyle of our pets is being overweight. Dogs do not get enough exercise for the amount of food they eat each day. One of the consequences that those extra kilos can have is diabetes in dogs.

It is a disease that causes us to have to take certain special measures. Among them, ask our veterinarian to help us make diets for dogs with diabetes. If you are not very clear on what you should base yourself on, do not worry, in this new AnimalWised article we will explain everything. ¡Keep reading!

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  1. Water, very important for dogs with diabetes
  2. Recommended foods
  3. Homemade recipe for a dog with diabetes step by step
  4. Cooking brown rice
  5. Cooking the meat
  6. Carrots and green beans
  7. Combine all the ingredients and do not forget to add the yogurt.
  8. Special treats for diabetic dogs

Water, very important for dogs with diabetes

From AnimalWised we are going to give you general recommendations on how to feed your dog in case it is diagnosed with diabetes. However, do not forget that each pet may have specific nutritional needs, therefore, it should be your veterinarian who gives you the guidelines to follow..

A general recommendation with any pet is that they always easily have fresh water. This advice is doubly important in the case of a dog with diabetes. Remember that need to drink a lot more water, Therefore, if you are going to leave home, have the foresight to leave the necessary amount.

Recommended foods

The diet of a dog with diabetes should include foods with tall fiber dosage. This helps stop a possible spike in glucose suddenly. These types of climbs can greatly affect the health of the dog. Also for this reason, slowly assimilating carbohydrates (potato, rice or pasta) are added to these diets..

¿What foods can we include in our diet?

  • Cereals
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Son
  • Soy
  • Vegetables
  • Green beans
  • Potatoes

Vitamins in the diet of a dog with diabetes

Also, it would not be surprising if your vet recommended a special vitamin. Vitamins C, E and B-6 help control those glucose spikes that we mentioned before.

Homemade recipe for a dog with diabetes step by step

To begin we must look for all the ingredients of this diet for dogs with diabetes:

  • Integral rice
  • Lean meat (skinless chicken, turkey, or beef)
  • Green beans
  • Carrots
  • 0% fat yogurt

1. Cook the brown rice

We will start by preparing the rice. Being integral needs more water than normal rice. If we normally used two cups of water for one of rice; with the integral, we will need three of water.

  • Trick: to soften the rice, soak it in cold water for an hour. What we achieve with this is that the water already penetrates the grain.

Bring the rice to a boil. As soon as the water comes to a boil, lower the temperature to simmer. Remember that you must cook it with the lid of the saucepan on. Brown rice also takes longer to cook, estimate about 40 minutes.

2. Cook the meat

The first thing is cut the meat into small pieces. If your dog is very small, you also have the option to nibble it. Sauté the meat in a pan until you see that it is well browned. If there is fat that you can remove, feel free to do so.

3. Carrots and green beans

The we will wash well and cut them also in pieces. In this case, we are going to leave the vegetables raw since if we cook them they will lose part of their nutrients. Even so, if your dog is not used to it, you can put them to boil next to the rice.

4. Combine all the ingredients and don't forget to add the yogurt.

¡You already have a delicious recipe that your diabetic dog will love!

  • Recommendation: do not miss this article in which we explain the fruits and vegetables recommended for dogs. Fruits will be a great complement to your pet's diet.

Special treats for diabetic dogs

One of the main recommendations for a dog with diabetes is regulate your sugar intake. ¿Are we going to leave our dog without trinkets for it? Not at all.

You will only need the following ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 700gr of liver

this recipe is very simple. Pass the liver through the mincer so that it is in very fine pieces. Then we mix it with the eggs and flour. The only precaution you should have is that a well homogeneous dough. We will spread the mixture evenly on a special oven dish. We preheat the oven to 175 degrees and let it bake for 15 minutes.

!You already have your goodies ready! Now just cut the dough into the shape you like best.

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