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Best food for diabetic dog #7201352
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Am currently on a grain free dog for the dog and don't want to spend the high dollar amount for prescription food. Anyone have any recommendations?


Originally Posted By: Fooshman
I'll take a Black Female every time.

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Are you having to give insulin?

I emailed Dr Tim Hunt. He's the owner and founder of Dr. Tim's pet food. He usually responds to me pretty quick. If they have something made by them that he recommends I'll let you know. I think the company and the dog food is top notch.

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Oh yeah, hes been on insulin.


Originally Posted By: Fooshman
I'll take a Black Female every time.

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Dr. Tim's "Metabolite" is what he suggested.

High protein, low fat, no corn, soy or wheat.

You might compare ingredients to some of the prescription foods.

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Main carbohydrate sources are brown rice and whole oat groats which both have a low glycemic index.

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Dogs are like people -- individual conditions vary dramatically and there can be specific issues that impact your dog. That makes it tough to ask for and get advice, but there is no harm in asking. Just realized input you get needs to be considered against the specific situation your dog has.

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I use glycocharge when I run my dogs hard. Without it they have seizures. Lion country sells it. Add it to water

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The highest quality dog food would be one you made yourself using lean pasture raised meats and wild caught fish, fresh organic vegetables and a few supplements.

In commercial dog foods I would rate them as follows:
Raw
Dehydrated
Canned
Kibble

One of the issues with a very low carbohydrate food for dogs is the fat content. Most commercial foods with low carbs are high in fat, some are really high. If your dog doesn’t have any other health issues he or she might do fine with a high fat, high protein, low carb diet. If your dog has other issues such as pacreatitis a high fat diet might not work as well.

I strongly believe that with a diabetic dog the number one priority is to limit carbs as much as you can. After all, diabetes is a failure of the bodies ability to regulate and metabolize ALL carbohydrates and injected insulin cannot currently duplicate the bodies own production of insulin. Diabetes CAN be controlled with the proper diet, the proper insulin regimen and home testing of blood glucose.

So please tell me a little bit about your dog:
How old
Current food and amounts fed and at what times in relation to insulin injections
Current insulin regimen, what type, how often
Current blood sugar readings
Overall health and any issues besides diabetes

Once you develop a routine that works for you and your pup things get easier! Give your pup a hug for me!!!

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