An excellent diet choice for a diabetic dog is a meat-based high protein food that is moderately fat and carbohydrate restricted.
Several studies indicate that high or moderately high–fiber diets may help some diabetics by minimizing their post–eating blood sugar fluctuations.
Do diabetic dogs need special food?
Dogs fed diets containing more starch may need more insulin or a different type of insulin than dogs fed a low-carb diet. Most diabetic dogs can eat a typical moderate-fiber maintenance diet. They don’t need a high-fiber prescription food. It is fine to feed a high-protein diet, but that is not a requirement.
Is Barley good for diabetic dogs?
Low Carb, Low Sugar
A diabetic dog’s diet should also be lower in carbohydrates and simple sugars. Healthy whole-grains such as barley and sorghum are lower on the glycemic index and are typically considered moderate in sugar content.
Is Blue Buffalo good for diabetic dogs?
My diabetic dog had very poor regulation of blood sugar, even on the home made (Dr. Pitcairn) diet, until we discovered Blue Buffalo Wilderness, which is grain free. This is quality food, high protein and helps not only with blood sugar regulation, but with the allergies of the other dog.
Can freshpet dog food be heated?
Never let Freshpet food sit out in your pet’s bowl after mealtime is over. Feel free to freeze any food you feel your pet cannot finish within 7 days. Just keep in mind color and texture can vary after freezing, but it’ll be safe and healthy to feed!