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Q: Is there a food for diabetic dogs other than Hills prescription w/d?

January 5, 2012 | By Brooke A. | 2 answers | Expired: 917 days ago

Brooke A.

We recently found out that my dog Daisy is diabetic and started feeding her the Hills wet and dry food. She hates it....to the point that she won't even eat it anymore until she's about starving, then she spits out the dry and only eats the wet. Our vet says she has to have diabetic food, but I was wondering if anyone knew of any other companies or flavors that we could try. Or any trick really----we have tried putting some chicken broth on it and everything, but nothing seems to help. She has to be on a strict schedule for feeding and insulin, and her unwillingness to eat sometimes worries me because she has to have the insulin every 12 hours and she needs to eat to get the shot. Any ideas?

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Kelly
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Jan 05, 2012

There are other foods and diets that are good for canine diabetes. Basically foods low in sugar and carbs and high in fiber are what the prescription foods are all about. Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Diabetic HF 18, Royal Canin Calorie Control CC High Fiber, Iams Veterinary Formula Weight Control D, Iams Weight Loss, Purina Veterinary Diets DCO Dual Fiber Control, Purina Veterinary Diets OM are the other foods that are prescribed for diabetic dogs. Prescription foods can be very bland and some pets just refuse to eat them. Even when they're hungry they often won't eat if they don't like the food, so waiting them out is not an option, especially with diabetes. It is always helps to connect with others who have experience dealing with similar circumstances, so check out the following sites for extra help and suggestions:

caninediabetes.org
petdiabetes.com

Petdiabetes.com has a reference list with all sorts of links to helpful info.

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Central C.
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Jan 12, 2012

Sure!

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