Like humans, dogs can succumb to diabetes. When this happens, it is important to have some diabetic treats in mind.

Diabetic mellitus tends to strike dogs between the ages of five years and nine years, i.e. as they age. It is characterized by the inability of the dogs’ bodies to keep their blood glucose levels at the optimal levels. Thus, medical intervention in the form of regular insulin injections is necessary. In addition, it is important to keep a close eye on the dogs’ diets, including their primary meals and their treats. Diabetic treats for dogs must replace other treats to ensure the safety of the dogs.

It is possible to buy ready-made diabetic dog treats. It is also possible to prepare homemade diabetic treats. Recipes for these tend to follow the basic principles observed in preparing food for diabetic dogs: minimizing the sugar and fat content of the items being prepared. The most important thing for dog owners to do before giving their dogs treats or feeding them a new diet is to seek the approval of their vets. Vets are able to indicate whether the new suggestions are ideal for a specific dog and make recommendations for any necessary improvements.


Diabetic Diet Treats


One recipe for homemade diabetic treats for dogs entails the use of simple ingredients: one and a half pounds of finely chopped liver, two eggs, and half a cup of wholegrain wheat flour. The first step in the preparation of the treats involves preheating the oven to a temperature of 350° Fahrenheit. Subsequently, mix the chopped liver with the flour and eggs until the consistency is smooth. Then transfer the mixture to a lightly-greased, non-stick baking pan. Bake the mixture for a quarter of an hour, then remove it from the oven and allow it to cool. Next, cut it into small rectangular pieces and store it in the fridge for future use.

Treats for diabetic dogs do not have to be meat-based. Nor do they have to be baked. Dogs have the capacity to appreciate the simplest of vegetables as treats. For instance, some dogs actually appreciate raw carrot pieces. Other vegetables, including green beans and broccoli can also work. Dog owners tend to have a sense of their dogs’ tastes, so they can allow this to be their guide when selecting vegetables for their dogs to eat as treats. As indicated above, they should seek the vet’s approval for their suggested modifications to their dogs’ diets so as to avoid complicating the canines’ health statuses.


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