Diabetes is a very common health problem in domestic dogs. The most commonly diagnosed type resembles type 1 diabetes in humans. If your pet has been diagnosed with this condition, your vet will surely want to discuss dietary changes. This Recipe for dog food with diabetes is not nutritionally balanced for all pets, so check with your veterinarian first.
It is estimated that around 1 in 100 dogs by the age of 12 will develop diabetes mellitus. Some breeds are more prone to developing this health issue, and non-neutered female dogs are twice as likely to be diagnosed as male dogs.
Caring for a diabetic dog is certainly a challenge. It can also get pretty expensive. Treating the condition through diet can help reduce the cost of expensive medications. It’s also a healthier and more natural way to treat diabetes.
This recipe can be used to feed diabetic dogs, but you must consult your veterinarian or a trained canine nutritionist before switching. It will not provide every dog with a 100% balanced diet. Your veterinarian can advise on adding supplements or substituting ingredients so the recipe is right for your dog’s individual needs.
Chicken and vegetable food for dogs with diabetes recipe
If you’re looking for a dog food recipe that’s easy to make and affordable for just about any budget, this is for you. With only 5 ingredients, this food for dogs with diabetes is very affordable and extremely easy to prepare. Not to mention it’s a great option for dogs with digestive issues and/or food intolerances.
Recipe: chicken and vegetable food for dogs with diabetes
Cottage cheese may seem like a bland food to you, but your dog will surely be drawn to the aroma. It’s also high in calcium and protein, making it an excellent addition to dog food. This food for dogs with diabetes uses cottage cheese and chicken as the main protein sources.
As I mentioned earlier, your veterinarian can help tailor this recipe to your dog’s unique nutritional needs. If your pet doesn’t like chicken or is allergic, you can substitute another protein source. If your pet is sensitive to dairy, you can substitute other ingredients for the cottage cheese.
- 2 cups cooked chopped chicken breast
- 2 cups cooked long grain brown rice
- ½ cup Peas
- ½ cup green beans
- ½ cup cottage cheese
First, fry the chicken in a pan and drain off the excess fat. Cook the rice according to the package directions. Steam or boil peas and green beans.
Allow all cooked ingredients to cool and in a large bowl, mix together the chicken, vegetables, rice, and cottage cheese. Mix well until everything is evenly mixed.
Your veterinarian will also help you decide if this recipe is right for your diabetic dog. They may recommend adding some supplements or extra ingredients to make the meal nutritionally balanced for your Fido.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 193
- Sugar: 0.4g
- Sodium: 69mg
- Fat: 2.5g
- Carbohydrates: 25.7g
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Protein: 16 g
- Cholesterol: 37mg
Serving size recommendation: You can serve this food to your dog as soon as it has cooled down. I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food per 20-25 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. So a 25 pound dog would eat about 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening.
This is only a guideline. Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, require more calories than these. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need as many.
It is best to ask your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for your dog. They’ll also help you evaluate the meal to ensure it meets your pet’s unique nutritional needs. If necessary, they will help you choose the best supplements and/or multivitamins.
How to store: You can refrigerate or freeze leftover diabetic dog food in an airtight container for 3-5 days and it will keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.