Caring for a diabetic dog can be a challenge. A change in diet and activity level will be necessary. Medication may be needed. Some owners turn to a diabetic dog home cooked diet to help with this struggle, but this option may not be the best choice for every pet.
You’ll need to check with your veterinarian first, but this food for diabetic dogs may be a suitable diet for your pooch. You can also make substitutions to this recipe as needed for your dog or recommended by your vet. It is also likely that your veterinarian will recommend adding supplements and/or a multivitamin to the recipe to make it nutritionally balanced for your dog’s unique needs.
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.
Diabetic Dog Home Cooked Diet Recipe
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.
Recipe: Diabetic Dog Home Cooked Diet
This diabetic dog home cooked diet can help your ailing pooch, but it’s best to consult your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for you dog. They will also help you evaluate this recipe 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.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Diabetic Diet
- Method: Cooked
- Cuisine: Dog Food
- Diet: Diabetic
- 1 cup cooked pasta
- 1.25 cups ground chicken
- 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. bone meal
Brown the ground chicken in the coconut oil. You can steam the carrots if you think your dog will find them more appealing. My dogs don’t have a problem eating raw carrots, so I don’t bother steaming them.
Mix the browned chicken, cooked pasta and carrots in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
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.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 243
- Sodium: 345mg
- Fat: 5g
- Carbohydrates: 29.8g
- Fiber: .3g
- Protein: 18.6g
- Cholesterol: 77mg
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.
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