Food as Fuel for Diabetic Dogs

Your veterinarian will determine how many calories your dog needs every day, based on his weight and activity level. Once you know that number, it’s important to keep a close eye on what he eats and how much.

Researchers are still exploring what diet is best for dogs with diabetes. Most vets recommend a high-fiber, low-fat diet. Fiber slows the entrance of glucose into the bloodstream and helps your dog feel full. Low-fat foods have fewer calories. Together, the diet can help your dog eat less and lose weight.

But make sure your pooch drinks plenty of water. Fiber takes water from the body, and that can cause constipation and other problems.

Learn more at Diabetic Dog: Tips to Manage His Diet