Homemade food for diabetic dogs

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Homemade food for diabetic dogs
Prepare healthy meals and treats for your diabetic dog. (dog image by Piotr Markowski from Fotolia.com)

Canine diabetes can be a potentially life-threatening illness for a dog of any age. There are several risk factors that contribute to the development of canine diabetes, including age, gender, breed and weight. Obesity is a dangerous condition for any dog, but for a diabetic dog, being overweight can be deadly. You can control your dog's weight by feeding him homemade dog food that is low in fat and calories.

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Things you need

  • Three muffin tins
  • Low-fat cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice
  • Large saucepan
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 4 large carrots
  • Cheese grater
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2.72 Kilogram lean minced meat
  • 8 eggs
  • Large bowl
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • Airtight container
  • 2 large jars meat baby food (chicken, beef, lamb or veal)
  • Large bowl
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • Parchment paper
  • Shallow baking pan
  • Spatula
  • Airtight container

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  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 149 degrees Celsius. Grease three muffin tins with low-fat cooking spray.

  2. 2

    Pour the brown rice into a large saucepan, and add the water. Bring the rice to a boil and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Allow the rice to cool completely.

  3. 3

    Peel and finely grate the potatoes and carrots. Chop two celery stalks into half-inch pieces. Place the grated potatoes, grated carrots, celery pieces, minced meat and eggs in a large bowl. Mix the ingredients well.

  4. 4

    Add the salt, olive oil, rolled oats and cooled rice to the bowl. Mix the ingredients well.

  5. 5

    Fill the muffin tins with the mixture. Pack the mixture down tightly into each muffin cup until the ingredients are level with the rim.

  6. 6

    Cook the cakes for approximately 30 to 45 minutes, or until they are firm and lightly browned.

  7. 7

    Cool the cakes completely before serving. Freeze the remaining cakes in an airtight container.

  1. 1

    Preheat your oven to 177 degrees Celsius. Empty the baby food into a large bowl. Add eggs and olive oil, and slowly stir in whole wheat flour.

  2. 2

    Place a sheet of parchment paper onto the bottom of a shallow baking pan. Pour the mixture onto the sheet, and spread it out into an even layer with a spatula.

  3. 3

    Bake the treats for approximately 25 minutes. Allow the treats to cool completely before cutting them into squares and serving to your dog. Store the remaining treats in an airtight container.

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