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Old 02-25-2018, 03:29 PM
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What food do you feed your dog? Treats? And if you make your own Iíd love recipes.
Iíve been feeding mine Fromms beef frittata veg. Itís grain free and my dog has been eating it for awhile. I planned to continue but some allergy tests just came back and turns out sheís allergic to beef so guess I should make a change sooner rather than later.
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:15 AM
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Beef is the hardest meat-type food to digest. Dogs that have digestion issues, like my Scooter and his IBD, need to stay clear of beef.

Venison, duck, turkey, chicken are the better choices in such cases.
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Old 02-26-2018, 03:36 AM
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This article on the main k9diabetes web site talks about Insulin and Food in a Diabetic Dog... http://www.k9diabetes.com/insulinfood.html

In the Food and Diet section, it mentions that Nowhere is it more important to remember that every dog is different. What works great for your dog can be a disaster for another dog.

Iím currently feeding Lily Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils Recipe. Itís a low fat, moderate protein, moderate fiber diet.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:28 AM
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This article on the main k9diabetes web site talks about Insulin and Food in a Diabetic Dog... http://www.k9diabetes.com/insulinfood.html

In the Food and Diet section, it mentions that Nowhere is it more important to remember that every dog is different. What works great for your dog can be a disaster for another dog.

Iím currently feeding Lily Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils Recipe. Itís a low fat, moderate protein, moderate fiber diet.
Thanks for the link! Lots of good ideas and foods to look into in there.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:29 AM
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I have a picky eater so I rotate her morning foods usually between grain free versions of Avoderm, Nature's Recipe, Nutrisca and Purina's Beyond. Her evening meal is always Earthborn's Great Plains Feast.

The Earthborn food is bison meat and the others I usually pick a seafood or fowl version. She is not a big fan of lamb.

I add plain cooked meat to each meal (about 1/2 tablespoon) and a plain meat snack at lunch (1/2 tablespoon). She gets snacks of julienned carrots before supper while I'm cooking.

Reward treats for coming inside (or just living another day) include small bits of Alpo snaps, Sea Mobility Joint Rescue or Probios. If her numbers at supper are on the low side she usually gets a treat right before bed and it seems to keep her more stable.

If she stops at the neighbors house on her walk they give her cheese which usually blows her numbers for the rest of the day, yet she somehow survives.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:36 AM
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I fed my Riliey Fromm's Surf and Turf dry. he was easy to regulate on 1\2 cup . 2 x day

if you want to stay with Fromm try the surf and turf feeding just the mfg.s recommended amount according to Lola's weight.

I.d recommend also brushing her teeth after eating
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:51 AM
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I fed my Riliey Fromm's Surf and Turf dry. he was easy to regulate on 1\2 cup . 2 x day

if you want to stay with Fromm try the surf and turf feeding just the mfg.s recommended amount according to Lola's weight.

I.d recommend also brushing her teeth after eating
I was considering switching from Fromms because almost all of the grain free have potatoes in the first few ingredients. I just wasn’t sure if that was best for a diabetic. But i do like that there’s less stomach upset switching her within Fromms grain free versions. Ive given her surf and turf and salmon tunalini in the past with no transition between varieties. They say it’s fine as long as you stick within their grain free.

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Old 02-26-2018, 05:12 PM
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Has anyone ever fed their dog Instinct brand? I did a search but obviously ďinstinctĒ is a word that comes up a lot. My vetís assistant feeds her diabetic dog this brand. I know thereís no magic recipe that works for all dogs, but it seems to have higher protein and fat than most people use here so I just wondered about it.

Instinctģ Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Rabbit
High animal protein, grain-free recipe guided by our belief in raw, Instinct Original Grain-Free Recipe with Real Rabbit unlocks your dogís potential to thrive.
Farm-raised rabbit is the first ingredient Ė packed with animal protein for strong, lean muscles
71% real animal ingredients and nutritious oils; 29% vegetables, fruits and other wholesome ingredients; 0% grain
Made without - grain, potato, corn, wheat, soy, by-product meal, artificial colors or preservatives
Guaranteed levels of live, natural probiotics, natural Omegas and antioxidants for digestive health, healthy skin & coat, and immune health
The only kibble with the pure, real nutrition of raw on every piece

Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 36.50 %
Crude Fat (min) 20.50 %
Crude Fiber (max) 3.50 %
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:23 AM
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Too much fat for my liking.
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:46 PM
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Is anyone still doing the Ruby Stewbie recipe? It came up in some older searches but nothing very recent. Iíd be willing to do homemade if it would help, but all the carbs and the carrots are throwing me.
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