The one thing I haven’t changed with Bender is his treats. I really don’t give him many treats to begin with. He maybe gets 1/2 to a full milk bone or some thing resembles a milk bone a day, if that. I don’t treat him with people food either. Some times he gets a rawhide strip (3″x6″ ones). But that is really it.
My vet did give me Butler Lean Treats. I have yet to try them because right before I found out Bender was diabetic I bought a 10 pound box of dog treats and my girlfriend keeps buying treats for the dogs.
But that does raise the question about what should be done with treats and your diabetic dog? Personally with how little treats Bender gets I never bothered looking for diabetic dog treats. Reading around on the interwebs I found that a lot of people give their dogs carrots or other veggies. So my question to you is what kind of treats do you give your diabetic dog?
Our dog is Max as I wrote about above. We took him off the Science Diet and Hills for diabetic dogs. We were throwing it away and he was loosing weight. I ordered original Honest Kitchen Gluten Free. I boil chicken breast and thighs and cut it up. He had liver disease but it now normal. The Honest Kitchen (tan box on Amazon) gets made with water I boiled the chicken in. Then we do use the kibble from science diet to thicken the dehydrated mix. He won’t eat the kibble so we turn it into “sand” in the blender. I make a days amount of food in the morning so it is fresh. I also put it in microwave for 10 seconds before feeding. He gained back the 8 lbs he lost. His scores are amazingly stable. He does get two shots a day of 11 units. That is a lot but he has new lens’ in his eyes and he is no longer blind. He is now going on 12 yr.Liver was diagnosed at 7.5. With human meds from Canada, his liver regenerated. That was verified by two different biopsies. Find a great vet who will help you. It means everything! We figured the food/diet out on our own and did home testing to find balance. He gets Honest Kitchen Propper Toppers turkey treats with his shots.