Your dog has diabetes. Canine diabetes is on the rise in our country, as is human diabetes. Genetics plays a role in some cases of canine diabetes, but most canine diabetes is due to environmental factors. One environmental factor that plays the biggest role in dog diabetes, as well as human diabetes, is diet.
For another good recipe example on making homemade dog food, click here. Although the recipe in the is different, there are good tips on making, mixing, serving and storing any of these dog foods for diabetic dogs below.
adapted from Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats
5 cups raw rolled oats (or 10 cups cooked oatmeal.)
2 pounds (4 cups) raw lean ground beef, chopped chicken or turkey
12 hard boiled eggs with shells, crushed
1/4 cup or 1/4 tube of LickOchops Omega Fatty Acid supplement
1 cup cooked vegetables such as green beans (may be omitted by choice as these are purely filler.)
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced (optional)
Add Dinovite for Dogs in at least one feeding per day
10 lb. dog would eat about 1/2 cup daily (split into 2-3 meals)
20 lb. dog would eat about 1 cup daily (split into 2-3 meals)
50 lb. dog would eat about 2 1/2 cups daily (split into 2-3 meals)
NOTE: These are just estimated amounts and estimated amounts of meals per day. Adjust these amounts based on your dog’s activity level, blood glucose levels, weight, metabolism, etc.
As with all medical conditions, monitoring your dog closely while changing diets is key!
And, adjusting your dog’s diet to meet his health needs is recommended.