4 Diabetic Dog-Approved Treats That You Can Make at Home
Dogs can develop diabetes later in life or be born with it, just like humans. This severely restricts their diet options. It may seem that they will not be able enjoy delicious homemade snacks. However, it is possible to adjust!
There are many recipes available for diabetic dog treats.
Diabetic dogs require special treats.
Diabetes in dogs is similar to diabetes in humans. The body cannot regulate insulin levels properly. Diabetes in dogs can cause blood sugar to fluctuate between highs and lows. This can lead to severe complications that can prove fatal if not treated. It’s manageable, but sugary and carb-heavy foods can cause spikes in blood sugar. Therefore, it is best to avoid them.
Dog treats should not contain a lot of sugar. However, most dog treats are baked goods and contain white flour. You will need to substitute white flour as it is known to be difficult for diabetic dogs. Whole-wheat flour has a lower carb count, so your dog shouldn’t have any problems if you use small quantities.
Dog treats for diabetic dogs should be low in carbs and high in other flavor options such as meat and fish. Let’s look at three delicious diabetic treat recipes that are easy, safe, and delicious.
1. Homemade Fishy Dog Treats
Source: Tasty low Carb
These diabetic dog treats by Tasty Low Carb have low carbs and sugar, and high protein. These simple, quick treats have a fishy flavor that will delight your dog. They are also easy to make, making them one our favorite diabetic snacks!
1 14-ounce can of salmon1 7-ounce tuna in water4 eggs2 cup whole wheat flour
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Mix the tuna and salmon in a bowl. Mix the salmon and tuna in a bowl. Beat the eggs and add them to the mixture. Stir in the flour and let cool. Cut into squares and serve!
2. Diabetic Dog Treats
Source: RedCipies via Pinterest
RedCipies has another easy recipe for diabetic dog treats. These treats require only three ingredients and twenty minutes. This recipe is delicious and full of meaty flavor. We recommend it to all dog owners, regardless of whether their dog has diabetes.
1/2 cup whole wheat flour1 1/2 Cups beef liver2 eggs
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet using parchment paper. Blend the flour, eggs and liver in a food processor until smooth. Bake the mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet for 15 minutes. Let cool completely. Make squares and enjoy!
3. Ruby Stewbie Homemade Diabetic Food for Dogs
Source: My Untangled Live (Via Pinterest).
You might want to make full-fledged dog meals, rather than just diabetic treats. This recipe is perfect for you! My Untangled Life’s Ruby Stewbie is named after the diabetic dog it was made for. It provides healthy protein and vegetables to diabetic dogs. Your dog will love this large recipe!
28 cups water4 lbs chana daal2 lbs brown lentils2 lbs black-eyed beans2 lbs green split peas1 1 lb pearl barley29 ounces plain Pumpkin Puree2 LBs frozen broccoli2 LBs frozen carrots2 LBs frozen green beans20 OZ frozen spinach
Boil the water in a 20-quart saucepan. Once the water has boiled, drain the excess water. Next, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the pumpkin and frozen vegetables to the pot. Cook the mixture for about 30 minutes. Let the stew cool completely before storing it in the fridge or freezer.
4. Dog treats made from dehydrated vegetable ingredients
Photo Credits: The Dog People
Dehydrated vegetables make a great snack for humans and dogs alike. As long as you use the right vegetables, diabetic dogs can also enjoy them. This recipe is from The Dog People and is very easy and inexpensive.
2 sweet potatoes 1/2 pound green beans2 red peppers (Other vegetables may be substituted or added as necessary.
Cut the ends of the green beans and the sweet potato skins. Then, slice the bell bell peppers thinly.
Are you ready for pumpkin season? These pumpkin dog treats will make your pup feel special.