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Posted: 5/30/2009 8:25:18 AM EST
I have a 7 year old lab that's diabetic.

She's 90+ lbs and I'd like her to lose some weight and cut down on insulin.

I'm thinking about some combination of chicken, sweet potatoes, barley, and veggies.

These ingredients were recommended by our vet, but he didn't have a recipe.

I've searched the web and haven't found anything that looks right.

Thanks in advance.

Brian
Link Posted: 5/30/2009 8:48:22 AM EST
We use turkey, cooked in a crock pot, minus the skin. Mixed peas and carrots, not mixed
veggies as you don't wan't the corn. Sometimes some canned pumkin to keep them regular.
Link Posted: 5/30/2009 8:51:00 AM EST
We use chicken breasts (pan fried with no skin) and rice.
Link Posted: 5/30/2009 9:41:01 AM EST
Our vet specifcally said no rice, because she's diabetic. Barley instead.

No white potatoes, but sweet potatoes have less sugar?

From what I've gathered on the web, about 1/3 meat/fish/poultry. Does the rest of the mix matter? Even amounts, maybe?
Link Posted: 5/30/2009 9:47:54 AM EST
No rice? OK
Link Posted: 5/30/2009 10:04:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dawgsquat:
No rice? OK



Yep.

Link Posted: 5/30/2009 12:34:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By mi650:
I have a 7 year old lab that's diabetic.

She's 90+ lbs and I'd like her to lose some weight and cut down on insulin.

I'm thinking about some combination of chicken, sweet potatoes, barley, and veggies.

These ingredients were recommended by our vet, but he didn't have a recipe.

I've searched the web and haven't found anything that looks right.

Thanks in advance.

Brian



very progressive vet –– he is a keeper. most aren't this good. google the "barf diet". there is no cooking involved, everything is fed raw. the basis of the diet is raw meaty bones and the appropriate vegetables. not cooking cutlets as another suggested.
Link Posted: 5/30/2009 3:04:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By joedapro:
Originally Posted By mi650:
I have a 7 year old lab that's diabetic.

She's 90+ lbs and I'd like her to lose some weight and cut down on insulin.

I'm thinking about some combination of chicken, sweet potatoes, barley, and veggies.

These ingredients were recommended by our vet, but he didn't have a recipe.

I've searched the web and haven't found anything that looks right.

Thanks in advance.

Brian



very progressive vet –– he is a keeper. most aren't this good. google the "barf diet". there is no cooking involved, everything is fed raw. the basis of the diet is raw meaty bones and the appropriate vegetables. not cooking cutlets as another suggested.




Interesting. This may be the answer.

Thanks, Brian.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:21:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 5:23:43 PM EST by rangehunter]
Absolutly no reason to cook that food. Learn what you can about RAW and start feeding it today. Here is my guy when he was younger eating a pheasant I had shot the day before. He eats only raw food. PM me if you have any questions about RAW. I'll probably forget to check back here.



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