What human food can i feed my diabetic dog?
In this article I would like to answer your question about whether it is safe to give a dog a human-style diet.
If your dog has diabetes or any other long term health problem, it may be beneficial to feed him a human-style diet. As a vet we all know that the human diet has become less healthy with the rise in processed foods. With diabetes, the effects are similar to high blood pressure, high blood sugar and heart disease.
It is important that your dog receives a food with adequate levels of minerals, vitamins, proteins and Omega 3 oils. Dog food is very important in managing diabetes as certain fats, like Omega 3 and Omega 6 oils, have been shown to improve how blood sugar responds to food. This is particularly important as your dog will eat far less than a human does and it is essential that your dog eats every time it is fed.
In Australia, this is known as a High Glycemic Index Diet. It is not advisable to feed your dog any dog food that has an extremely high glycemic index. Some people might believe that a human food diet would be safe for their dog, but this is not advisable.
Feeding your dog a diet of human food will not cause any long term problems, but in my opinion it will be less healthy in the long term, due to the high glycemic index.
I would advise against feeding your dog any meal that is high in fibre, because this will result in your dog becoming constipated.
Some animals that have diabetes have been found to be more prone to intestinal problems with a diet rich in fibre. However, this problem is not common with dogs, and should not be a problem for your pet. If it does occur, then you could try to control it using medications.
If you want to know more about the risks associated with feeding a dog a diet of human food, I suggest you read Dr. Sarah Latham's book called 'Glycemic Index For Dummies'.
Do you think that the diet for a dog would also affect human insulin? Do you think it would?
Feeding your dog a diet of human food can be safe. However, if you use a dog food that is of the 'high glycemic index diet' type, then you should limit the amount you feed your pet to three times a day. The amount of human food you feed your dog can be reduced until it becomes safe to feed. If you are going to feed human food, I suggest you feed it to your dog in amounts of no more than 3 meals a day. Remember that human food must be treated as toxic to your dog. There are no long term risks associated with feeding a diet of human food. However, as I have already said, there are risks associated with the feeding of any diet rich in fibre. There are risks associated with the feeding of any diet high in fat content.
The best thing you can do to avoid feeding your dog any human food is to feed it a diet that is balanced. Do this by using a good quality pet food that is made for dogs.
Does my dog need to be given a special meal before exercise?
The amount of human food that is fed to your dog should be reduced before it exercises, but you should not stop it from exercising. The benefits of exercising a dog are in no way diminished when your dog is eating human food. The amount of food that is fed to your dog before it exercises should be one meal. I suggest you feed your dog this meal before it starts to exercise. As I have said in the chapter on exercise, many dog owners seem to think that it is alright to feed their dogs after exercise. I disagree with this approach, but I am not dog feeding expert.
When should you change my dog's diet?
If you find your dog is eating something in particular that is making it ill, then it is a sign that the diet that you are feeding it should be changed. If the condition goes on for some time and the dog is feeling better, you can be sure that the change in diet was needed.
If you feel that your dog is eating too much, the best thing to do is to simply reduce the amount that it is fed. If you are feeding your dog too much you can find lots of dog food, but do not let your dog eat too much.
The amount that your dog should eat in one day is the equivalent of half a human's daily recommended intake (DRI). The best advice I can give is that it is better to feed less than you are doing now, than to stop feeding your dog altogether and feed it a high-quality dog food.
When should I change my dog's diet if it is ill?
Your dog should be put on an appropriate diet if it is ill. When an illness such as a cough develops, this is a sign that your dog's diet may need to be changed. Dogs that have a cough should never be fed just anything. It is better to starve the dog for a few days, then start to feed it again than to keep feeding it the same kind of food all the time.
Should I change my dog's diet if it is overweight?
You should start by feeding your dog a quality dog food and keeping track of how much of it is being eaten. If your dog is obese, you should consult with your vet.
Should my dog be fed the same food every day?
Yes, you should feed the same type of food every day. Every day, the same dog food should be fed to your dog, not different kinds of dog food that you bought at the same time.
The best quality dog food is usually the most expensive. The more expensive a dog food is, the higher its content of essential nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. You can buy this dog food for more than $5 per bag.
Are certain types of dog food healthier than others?
A dog that is overweight will usually consume a diet that is not very healthy. The best foods are the ones that are filled with the most nutrients. Dogs that are overweight should eat a dog food that is high in nutrients, but also low in fat and carbohydrate.
You should also ensure that your dog eats every day. If you buy a diet of raw food, you should mix it in with the dog's regular food. The addition of raw meat should not be too much, and it should be a small amount of fresh meat mixed with the regular food.
How long will my dog live if it is fed a raw food diet?
With a raw diet, dogs can live longer. The quality of the raw food should not be too high, and you should only feed it occasionally. You should not feed the dog raw meat or cooked meat every day.
Do dogs that eat raw meat live longer than those that eat cooked food?
It is true that dogs who eat meat from the raw food are healthier than those who eat meat from the cooked food. With cooked food, the fat content is much higher, and this fat may cause illnesses such as kidney disease and cancer.
Many dog foods do not contain enough protein to make it a quality diet.
Are there dog foods that