When I was first diagnosed with diabetes, I will have to admit that it was very scary. I felt like I was on the edge of the surest path to recovery. I had lost so much sleep and so much hope, and now I had a disease that could potentially kill me.
My master wants me on a regular schedule to be able to use my Insulin pump. I'm pretty sure that this is a pretty big deal for me, but the way that I have found to manage is to feed me a diet that is balanced and natural. I realize that this sounds a little tough to achieve, but it is a balance between balanced nutrients and fruit. Apples are amazing for your energy, and you can make them into a meal by pourming the juice over their core. Either cut them into small pieces, or throw them in the easiest way to juicing them.
Any type of fruit/ Vegetables that you eat to your ideal of a day was a great meal, but I never ate them plain, and usually mixed them in a shake. I mixed it in a 16 ounce glass and freeze it in 1 pint. I use this mixture only a couple of times a week, and it has done amazing; no more crying poop. The poop is funny isn't it? Now, you can take a ride in the car with a dog on it to let them get a little exercise and to work on that muscle that just failed.
If you use frozen vegetables, definitely make sure that there aren't seeds in them, but it's a good idea to make sure that none of the veggies are frozen out of your system before you eat them. I recommend that you avoid Green Beans, Cauliflower and Wheat. If your dog has diabetes, then you will want to avoid these food items.
You will want to serve your dog its meals at room temperature. It's far better that you do this than risking it messing up your dog's system trying to break down the nutrients with a hot, so Warm, method. You can also put your dog's food in the microwave when its time to eat. I recommend that you test the microwave first and see if your dog will eat it. It is a good idea that you consult your veterinarian before you subject your Pyego to microwave treatment, as some dogs have really sensitive digestive systems.
As far as portion sizes, you will be able to get away with the regular dog food quantities, but if you are following a diet for your dog, make sure you serve enough food for your dog to have an energy/ dormie count and to be able to digest it comfortably. Remember, the goal is to prevent constipation. You can always make your own dog food to test out different mixes and ratios and see what works for your dog, but a ratio of roughly 40% starches, 30% orals and 30% vegetables is a good place to start.
I had no idea where to begin, but I learned that a dog just like me was once homeless and it had a rough time. It had been ill for a long time, but finally it had a major heart attack and died. The first thing that came to mind was, of course, feeding it. The second thing was to find a good dog food that was on sale. Now, I've done my research, and I've found that defrosting is a pretty simple, easy and safe way to make sure that your dog gets the necessary nutrients that it needs to be healthy and happy. I'm sure that this method will work fine for your dog, and you should really consider giving it a try.