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Old 06-19-2020, 07:14 PM
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Actually foods with carbs and sometimes an abundance of them work well with injected insulin as dogs seem to metabolize insulin faster so the need for a quick boost of sugar early is helpful from the carbs . That is why the carb laden prescription foods work well for canine diabetes

Why would you want to change foods if your dog is regulated ? Now remember if you do go to a diet with less carbs the need for the fast acting part in your 70/30 may not be needed or needs to be reduced as that fast acting doesnt have the carbs to work with the strength of that fast acting insulin .
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Old 06-19-2020, 08:17 PM
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Thanks, so my biggest reason for switching is due to weight primarily. My dog is at 85lb and he needs to be at 65lb. I have him at 1350 calories a day but my vet asked me to go down to 900. My dog consumes his food readily and still asks for something when he is done, so I was thinking of something with less fat and carbs and higher fiber to possibly compensate. I noticed the low fat dry food is usually about 75 calories less per cup.

Your right that he is doing pretty good bg wise and there is a risk but im willing to redo the curves.
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Old 06-19-2020, 08:21 PM
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Very understandable

I actually chose to give up some stability on regulation for a better diet for her to eat which was homemade . The regulation is still adequate and the benefits of the healthy diet I think was beneficial

Its all about balance
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Old 06-20-2020, 04:43 AM
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Be careful with high protein, as it can be hard on the kidneys. And as others have mentioned, carbs are necessary. You could slightly decrease the carb percentage, but I wouldn't go low carbs.
Carbs are the body's fuel. Just choose good carbs.
And be conscious of the fat content.
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Old 06-20-2020, 12:02 PM
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1350 cal is alittle over 4 cups.
if you slowly reduced his calories without reducing insulin you could maintain regulation

3.5 cups is 1207 cal. this is still in the recommend mfg food guide
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