You may not think your dog enjoys eating vegetables, but whole foods will make a great impression on most puppies. Softening vegetables by steaming them makes them more tempting. This Meal for diabetic dogs also contains beef, but you can substitute another source of protein if your dog has a preference.
Diagnosing a dog with diabetes can be overwhelming. There is a lot to learn, especially about the best feeding options for your diabetic pet. You should consult your veterinarian or a canine nutritionist before giving your dog a homemade diet.
Canine diabetes has been a hot research topic for the past few years, and we now have a much better understanding of the disease. Much of what we’ve learned revolves around proper nutrition and diabetic dog food, whether it’s a private label or homemade dog food, that can help manage your pet’s condition.
Dogs with diabetes can lead normal lives as long as you make a commitment to providing them with the best possible care. It is imperative that you work with your veterinarian and plan the right treatment for your diabetic dog. It is not something that you should be doing on your own. Your treatment plan must include proper diet, medication, and a change in activity level.
Beef and vegetable meal for diabetic dogs
Be sure to choose low-fat cottage cheese as you don’t want to add unnecessary calories to your pet’s meal. Cottage cheese can upset your dog’s digestive tract if he eats too much of it. It is important to feed this ingredient in small amounts, like the limited amount in this food.
Of course, if dairy products are causing digestive problems for your pet, you should avoid this recipe as well. Like humans, some dogs are sensitive to lactose. If your dog experiences excessive gas, diarrhea, or nausea after consuming this food, they may be sensitive to dairy products. In this case, you must stop feeding this diet immediately.
Recipe: Beef and vegetable meal for diabetic dogs
This is a simple recipe with limited ingredients. You’ll need to discuss the recipe with your veterinarian and ask them for suggestions of any additional ingredients or supplements you can add to make the meal more nutritionally tailored to your dog’s needs.
- Preparation time: 10 mins
- Cooking time: 10 mins
- Total time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4th– –5 cups 1x
- Category: Diabetic diet
- Method: frying pan
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- Diet: diabetic
- 1/4 Pounds of lean ground beef
- 2 cups fresh carrots (chopped)
- 2 cups fresh green beans (chopped)
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
First, fry the beef in a pan and let the fat drain off. Steam or boil the carrots and green beans. Let the ingredients cool and combine the beef, vegetables, and cottage cheese in a large bowl. Mix well.
The recommended serving size for this meal for diabetic dogs is about 1/2 cup per 20 pounds of body. This recommendation applies to 2 servings per day. It is best to contact your veterinarian for an exact serving size for your pet as some dogs may need more / fewer calories than others.
Your vet will also help you decide if this recipe is right for your diabetic dog. They may recommend adding some supplements or additional ingredients to make the meal nutritionally balanced for your Fido.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 52
- Sugar: 1.6 g
- Sodium: 78 mg
- Fat: 1.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 4.6 g
- Fiber: 1.4 g
- Protein: 6.2 g
- Cholesterol: 12 mg
How to store: You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them and they can be kept for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that there are no preservatives in this recipe, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
For more information
We publish many homemade dog food and treats recipes every month. For more recipes, tips, and advice on cooking pet food, see our Recipes section. If you are new to homemade dog food, we encourage you to read more about “How Much to Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements to Use” to prepare balanced meals, and “How to Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food to keep in the fridge or freezer.