This concerns Koji-blue heeler diagnosed with diabetes, now blind but coping very well and still an important part of our family. He is on 15 units of insulin 2x/day and we are currently using Royal Canin food.
Just wondering if anyone has used something other than the prescribed diabetic food for their dog? I would rather use something more natural (and less expensive!) if possible but don't want to compromise his health.
Fledgling midwife on hiatus, Wife to B, mama to C (c/s 12/04) and S (12/07), m/c (3/12) and expecting another bean 6/13 .
I don't know anything about the needs for a diabetic dog but I feed a raw diet to my dogs (not much in the carbs department). I would look online for support groups for owners of diabetic dogs (I'm sure there are some!) to get some suggestions. Can your vet give you specifications as to what the food needs to include? That would be a good starting point along with the online research.