Recall Update: G&C Raw Cat and Dog Food

On October 24, 2018, G & C Raw, LLC has expanded this recall to include Illinois and Tennessee. —————————————- The FDA announced that G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 1–lb containers of Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat … Continue reading

Blue Buffalo Supplier Pleads Guilty to Feathers in Food

Blue Buffalo dog food had feathers as guilty plead announced of supplier in court. Continue reading

Let’s Not Jump About the FDA Investigation on Legumes and Potatoes

FDA Logo         The FDA released yesterday afternoon to alert pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.  Since DCM most often happens in large breed dogs, we should not jump into action and stop feeding our dogs grain-free food because of this FDA investigation without a conclusion or consulting your holistic DVM.

If you read the complete bulletin that was released, canine diets in cases reported to the FDA “frequently list potatoes or multiple legumes such as peas, lentils, other “pulses” (seeds of legumes), and their protein, starch and fiber derivatives early in the ingredient list, indicating that they are main ingredients”.  I do not agree with these being the main ingredients for dogs and since it could be a taurine deficiency, as dogs should be fed strong levels of beef, lamb, dark chicken meat, eggs, seaweed, krill and brewer’s yeast. In addition, raw meat is fairly known for its richness in taurine.

If you are a client of a holistic DVM, I would consult with them first before a decision is made on changing your form of food; whether that is commercial, raw or cooked homemade food.

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Diabetic Dog Bakery was founded in 2008 and has continued to research, learn and create recipes that are appropriate for diabetes, pancreatitis, overweight, CKD (chronic kidney disease), and soon to be released Hemp based dog treats for relief of arthritic, cancerous and joint pain. Check out our reasonably priced treats for $8.99 on our website or social media.

Join our “Birthday Club” to receive a free package of treats during their birthday week and “Reward Program” that is our loyalty program that issues a free bag of treats after purchasing 10 bags.

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Are You Eating Insects and Your Dog Too?

Did you know that insects are being used as a protein in dog food and now I find out it is being added to human food products too.  Where have I been for the past several years while this movement … Continue reading

RECALL: IKEA Recalling LURVIG Pet Water Dispenser

As of this morning, IKEA is recalling the LURVIG pet water dispenser due to a suffocation hazard to pets.

IKEA has received two reports worldwide, concerning tragic accidents where the pet has suffocated after getting their head stuck in the water dispenser.

The LURVIG water dispenser was sold in the US stores between October 2017 and June 2018 for $7.99.

IKEA urges customers to stop using the water dispenser and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund.

For more information, please visit www.IKEA-usa.com or contact IKEA at 888-966-4532. They have apologized for any inconvenience.

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Diabetic Dog Bakery was founded in 2008 and has continued to research, learn and create recipes that are appropriate for diabetes, pancreatitis, overweight, CKD (chronic kidney disease), and soon to be released Hemp based dog treats for relief of arthritic, cancerous and joint pain. Check out our reasonably priced treats on social media.

Join our “Birthday Club” to receive a free package of treats during their birthday week and “Loyalty Program” that issues a free bag of treats after purchasing 10 bags.

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Dog in Mourning: Helping Our Pets Cope with Loss on Cesar’s Way

A heart-tugging image of a brown Labrador retriever named Hawkeye lying beside the American flag-draped casket of his human companion, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, went viral on the internet within hours. Pet lovers were moved by the symbol of loyalty shown by the dog who would not leave his best friend’s side. For many Americans, the image also served as a reminder of the lives that were lost on 9/11 and of those who are still serving in Afghanistan. For others, the depiction of a seemingly depressed and heart-broken dog represented the possibility that there’s more to our pets’ psychology than has ever been identified.

If dogs are capable of grieving, then how can we, as pet lovers, help them deal with their pain? How can we heal them after the loss a loved one?

Signs your dog is mourning

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CONTEST: Animal Wellness Give-Away

I just discovered a fantastic company named BlanketID. They have a line of lounge collars (includes an ID on each lounger) and gives our hounds the ability to be comfortable while sleeping in the house but safe without separating them from their essential IDs. They offer other types of IDs as well.  Check them out!

Blanket ID Contest 6-18

Time is running out to enter the Animal Wellness BlanketID Contest, as entry deadline is June 18, 2018 at 11:59pm. Limit one entry per household and only available to North American residents.

You Could Win Contest 6-18

 

Glucosamine NOT Safe for Diabetic Dogs?

Glucosamine is a natural supplement that can be given to dogs with arthritis symptoms or to older dogs as preventative joint support.

Glucosamine is generally safe for use in dogs but with the following exceptions as stated by the Natural Dog Health Remedies:

  • Dogs with diabetes: Diabetic dogs or dogs who are at risk for diabetes should not take glucosamine supplements because glucosamine is sugar-based.
  • Dogs with bleeding problems: Dogs whose blood cannot clot properly should not use glucosamine without the supervision of a veterinarian because this supplement may increase blood clotting time in dogs.

I did some research on this topic but there seems to be a range of opinion for and against using glucosamine.  More information to help in your decision, can be found in this article by the Natural Dog Health Remedies website.

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Diabetic Dog Treat Sale

Bones and Bones - NEW   Diabetic Dog Bakery has been servicing diabetic and healthy dogs for over 10 years and we are celebrating Memorial Day with 25% off Bones & Bones diabetic-friendly and healthy dog treats. They are sold 30 treats per bag that are made fresh and homemade with non-GMO ingredients including soy, almonds, fava beans, Golden flaxseed and fresh red apples. Our treats contain NO additives, preservatives, chemicals, dyes or by-products.

Almond flour is low in fiber. Red delicious apples contain more potent antioxidants than other types of red apples. The apple skins that contain pectin (fiber) will ferment in the intestines which produces short-chain fatty acids that will prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and support the lining within the intestines.

Bones and Bones are diabetic-friendly with almonds (low carb) and apples (aids in digestion). Each treat is dehydrated naturally to preserve the freshness and crispy dog treats are digested slower as not to affect blood glucose levels in healthy or diabetic dogs.

The treats can be frozen for several months and defrosted individually before feeding to your furry family member. They are even safe for the entire family to eat!

  • Sales ends at 12:01am on May 30th, 2018 (Wednesday).

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Yappy Woof’n Sale!

The Diabetic Dog Bakery Staff

Dandelion Veggie Treat Recipe

dandelion green photo  Dandelion greens are abundant in most of the Country at the moment and so here is a recipe and benefits of using dandelion greens in your dog’s homemade treats. They are packed with iron, calcium and vitamins K, E, B and C. The greens also contain more protein than fresh spinach. The best part is they are gluten-free and could be easily adjusted for paleo or vegetarian treats.

1-1/4 cup brown rice flour
1-1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup homemade chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1 cup combination of vegetables (squash/dandelion greens, beets/dandelion greens,
sweet potatoes/dandelion greens)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Chop all wet ingredients in a Magic Bullet or food processor until well blended. Mix all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well. Turn the dough onto a board and roll out to cut with desired shapes. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and store in a non-airtight container such as a treat jar on the counter.

Share below on how you adjusted this recipe for your furry family member or another veggie combination with dandelion greens.

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The Diabetic Dog Bakery Staff
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