Treats for Diabetic Dogs

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I am always in search for diabetic friendly treats for my dog. I love her so much and think she deserves a treat once a while just like the rest of us.  Fortunately, my dog loves ice cubes so I often use that as a reward.  Any other suggestions for treats available commercially and/or homemade?

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  • Maggie Lovatt Saturday, 13 December 2014 13:02 posted by Maggie Lovatt

    Hi Karin, I hope you and Josie are doing well. I'm actually a student at Georgia Tech and part of team that wants to find a better way to treat pet's with diabetes.

    I'm reaching out to see if you would be interested in a new drug-free method of treating diabetes in your pet. We’d love to hear your feedback. If you would be willing to speak with us briefly about this, you can email me at (you can also find me on LinkedIn at Thanks so much in advance!

  • Gail Rice Friday, 15 August 2014 04:15 posted by Gail Rice

    Morning Karin,
    This is the easiest recipe for diabetic dog treats and my dogs LOVE them. Take one package of beef liver chop it up in a food processor. Put it in a bowl add two eggs and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour, mix well and spread out on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 15 min are till done in center.
    Cool, slice with pizza cutter and keep in icebox. Easy, fast and inexpensive.

  • Tina frederiksen Wednesday, 09 July 2014 20:19 posted by Tina frederiksen

    my vet is ordering me some treats for my cat. Maybe you can ask your vet. to order some for yours too.when i get them i will post the addy.

  • Elizabeth Pings Wednesday, 25 June 2014 20:16 posted by Elizabeth Pings

    My Jack Russel dog Tucker loves carrots, kale ( leaves and stems),lettuce, cabbage k/d dog treats from the vet.

  • Mercie Vega Sunday, 09 June 2013 07:38 posted by Mercie Vega

    Frozen green beans....

    Do you cook and then freeze them?

    My doggie was newly diagnosed :-(


  • Dawn McCoy Thursday, 06 June 2013 07:51 posted by Dawn McCoy

    My boy loves apples,how much of one and should it be peeled?

  • Pat T Wednesday, 15 May 2013 06:09 posted by Pat T

    Hi Karen, It's funny, our dog loves ice cubes too and she loves green beans! We will sometimes add green beans to her food when she appears to be more hungry than normal (she's really a Hoover!!) She also likes plain wheat squares - she'll do tricks for those for sure! Recently we also found Zuke's mini Naturals. These are small round treats and they haven't seemed to affect her glucose numbers. Hope this helps, Pat T

  • Dr Donna Spector Monday, 13 May 2013 13:39 posted by Dr Donna Spector

    Hi Margie--thanks for your question. I usually measure out the canned food with a teaspoon or tablespoon (depending on the size of your dog). I roll it into a small balls (like you would with cookie dough) and then flatten them onto a cookie sheet. I usually bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until desired texture is achieved. Make sure you wash your hands well before and after handling the dog food. Hope this helps. Dr. Donna Spector VCA Internal Medicine Consultant

  • Margie Miller Wednesday, 17 April 2013 21:23 posted by Margie Miller

    Dr. Spector, you mentioned baking treats out of canned dog food. Can you tell me how to do that? Thanks.

  • Billy Buckley Tuesday, 27 November 2012 15:24 posted by Billy Buckley

    HI Karen, when my dog Harry was diagnosed with diabetes and I found that I could no longer give the treats he was getting, I looked on the internet for a safe substitute. I found where someone recommended green beans. After checking with his vet I gave him some frozen green beans and he loved them. Harry also loves ice cubes but I was always afraid he might break a tooth so I would only give him a small chip of ice. The frozen green beans solved both problems, that is his love of ice and a good diabetic treat. Haryy is crazy about his frozen green beans. I made the mistake of giving him some after his evening meal and now he demands his desert as soon as he eats at night.

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