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Old 05-02-2009, 05:40 AM
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Default What Food Do You Feed Your Diabetic Dog?

Just learning all about this stuff. Curious as to what food others feed their pup.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:30 AM
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I home cook for Mildred. A meal consists of extra lean hamburger (7% fat), pure pumpkin, brown rice, and an egg white. I supplement her daily with a multi vitamin, V-E, salmon oil, and milk thistle. I add liver once a week. Eileen
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:13 AM
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I home cooked for Lady - 99% fat free ground turkey, 96% fat free ground beef, oatmeal, cottage cheese, celery and string beans. She was on a multi vitamin from the pet store - Pet tab. She also got cosequin, milk thistle and fish oil.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:49 PM
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Chris was put on WD kibble at diagnosis. Then at some point we switched to the Science Diet Lite... as it turned out, there was one ingredient at the time that was in Science Diet Lite but not WD and Chris, who had quite a few allergies, was allergic to it. (Soy as I recall was the offending ingredient.)

So then we switched to Canidae and California Natural canned. Mainly because of Chris' many allergies - these were simple foods with limited exotic ingredients. He also had problems with barley and too much egg.

But to get good balance with his Regular insulin, I cut the canned food half and half with lowfat cottage cheese, which worked really well to slow down his metabolism of the food. He digested canned dog food pretty quickly.

I've seen diabetic dogs eat pretty much everything, from raw, to homecooked, to high-end kibble and canned, to WD... just depends on the dog and to some degree on the insulin.

Jack, our nondiabetic, is eating about 2/3 Orijen chicken kibble, 1/6 Prairie canned chicken and rice (mainly only some cuz it's muy expensive!), and 1/6 lowfat cottage cheese.

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See here: http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=240

for an ongoing list of diet/insulin combinations.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: What Food Do You Feed Your Diabetic Dog?

I feed my dog the W/D as the vet recommended. I have looked at the Prescription Diet Light and Blue (I think that is what it is called).

Right now though even though the W/D is expensive my dog seems to be taking well to the diet and insulin dosage i'm giving so as long as things are good I don't want to switch (even if I do think there is better to feed than the W/D).

Hopefully others will post though as I'm curious on this subject as well as what is good to feed a diabetic dog.

Oh, I also have made some bisquits from a recipe online for a diabetic treat (very sparily though and I watch when and how much I give her, it will be better for me on that type of thing once I am home testing on a regular basis as i'm still in the learning phase of that).
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We use Orijen Adult & Nutro Senior, cooked gr. turkey, chopped brocolli, cauliflower or gr. beans
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Default Re: What Food Do You Feed Your Diabetic Dog?

i'm starting to give homecooked in the morning. ground beef (extra lean), brown rice, green beans, and cottage cheese.

my question is, what supplements do i need? i'm going to continue to feed him either the california natural mixed with wellness core reduced fat kibble or just the wellness kibble mixed with baby food. so, only half of his diet will be homemade.

do i still need to give him a vitamin? i keep seeing where people give milk thistle. i've never heard of it. should i get some? thanks!
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Today Devon eats 1 1/2 c Buffalo Blue Senior dry food and 1/2 can Newman's Organic Chicken or Chicken and Rice, with some flax seed meal thrown in there sometimes. I forget it a lot at breakfast time, I'm not too bright in the morning. Now I have to sprinkle parmesan cheese on it all the time so he eats it.

I have no idea what he will be eating tomorrow. I know what he wants...

Me: Eat this.
Him: no. want cheese sandwich.
Me: No. Eat this.
Him: don't like this. you're mean.

Hope you have better luck. What do you feed your dog?

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Milk thistle is a supplement that helps when dogs have liver problems. I don't know that I would give it as a daily type supplement necessarily.

Will have to see if we can come up with some veterinary advice re home cooking...

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