For those whose dogs suffer from diabetes, diabetes treats are ideal for those occasions when they want to reward their dogs. Treats for dogs with diabetes can be made in one’s own kitchen, or they can be bought readymade. So there is a variety of diabetes treats for dog owners to choose from.

If you talk to a veterinarian who treats diabetes in dogs, he or she will tell you that it is important for dog owners to take their pets’ health seriously. Diabetes in dogs progresses similarly to diabetes in humans. In both cases, the blood sugar levels are elevated and the body cannot or does not produce sufficient insulin to regulate these glucose levels. The results include increased urination, and the need to drink a lot of water. These two symptoms are characteristic to diabetes in both humans and dogs.

In humans and dogs alike, the management of diabetes typically involves the administration of insulin and the adoption of dietary changes to minimize fat and sugar intake. Many recipes designed to cater to humans with diabetes can be found readily on the internet. Fortunately, the same is true for recipes for dog food, including dog treats. Because there are many dog owners who prefer to make their own dogs meals, there are recipes online to help them ensure that they are offering their pets nutritious food without endangering their health.

Diabetes typically strikes aging dogs. Hence, nutrition is an especially important concern. Older dogs do not have stomachs as hardy as those of younger dogs. They may have difficulty metabolizing certain nutrients. Hence, extra care must be taken in the preparation of their meals.


Oatmeal Diabetes Treats for Dogs


The following recipe for Oatmeal Treats is easy to follow and ensures that dogs have tasty, nutritious, low-sugar and low-fat diabetes treats. The ingredients include three cups of raw oatmeal, one cup of cold water, one and a half cups of whole wheat flour, two chopped cloves of garlic, three teaspoons of chopped parsley, one teaspoon of baking soda, and two egg yolks.

Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Grease a cookie sheet and set it aside. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and water, and beat thoroughly. Add the mixture of dry ingredients to the water and egg mixture, stirring vigorously as you go along. Next, add the chopped parsley and garlic to the dough, continuing to mix as you do so. When you are done, use a tablespoon to scoop “drops” of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet. Bake the cookies in the oven for 15 minutes, then remove them from the oven and allow them to cool on a rack. Your diabetes treats are ready and will last in a fridge for a maximum of 60 days.


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