We are pleased to offer a new product at the Diabetic Dog Bakery, the ‘Bones and Bones’ dog treats. We offer 5 flavors: Mint and Parsley, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Banana, Blueberry, plus Flaxseed and Cherry.
‘Bones and Bones’ is a product we have decided to offer again. We sold them successfully for the first 3 years in our bakery but upon relocating for my husband’s company, we were not set up to offer them. We were asked by our long-time customers to reconsider baking our captivating recipe for ‘Bones and Bones’. We changed our minds!
Order as many pounds as you like and join the satisfaction that our long-time customers know. We look forward to introducing our ‘Bones and Bones’ to new four-legged customers.
Starting today, we will be offering our Healthy Hearts, Bark Boxes and Italian Chowsers at 44% off. We were able to get a discounted shipment from our large vendor this month, which enabled us to give a 44% discount on these items. Each pound will be baked fresh.
Customer comments have shown that our diabetic-friendly dog treats have not elevated their 4-legged family member’s glucose levels. We already knew this but love reading and knowing that our customers are seeing this exciting fact too.
Goat’s Rue is an herb that has been known to be effective for treating diabetes in dogs. This herb can lower blood glucose levels without causing them to fall to dangerously low levels. It also seems to aid in reducing the risk of cataracts too.
Raspberries are known to assist in blood sugar regulation in humans and as I was researching a new diabetic friendly dog treat for our bakery, I realized that raspberries are toxic to dogs. Not only are raspberries toxic but strawberries, blueberries, boysenberries and corn cobs. The corn cobs were a surprise because we have given our dogs fresh cooked corn-on-the-cob during our MN fall season. Xylitol is toxic to dogs and is common in chewing gum. With the explosion of sugar substitutes in human food, xylitol is the sugar substitute of choice with our families.
Xylitol is widely distributed throughout nature in small amounts. Some of the best sources are fruits, berries, mushrooms, lettuce, hardwoods and corn cobs. One cup of raspberries contain less than one gram of xylitol. I realize this sounds like a small amount but it adds up. Or if your furry child is sensitive to some food ingredients, please be cautious in reading the ingredient labels.
Winston is doing fantastic now that we have starting home-cooked meals. His stool is healthy looking and solid again. It took two days to get his stool changed and he has his energy back. No medications involved but just organic human-grade food. Sweet potatoes, peas, rice, a little apple, beef and he loves it. I do recommend that you give them a canine multi-vitamin when feeding them homemade meals.
If you have a furry family member that doesn’t get excited with his meals, isn’t eating well or have a consistently loose stool…..consider cooking homemade meals and freezing them for the week. I do this one evening a week or on a Saturday afternoon. It isn’t that much extra work for one or two dogs.
If you are interested in several of our recipes, send our bakery an email at bakery@DiabeticDogBakery.com and it will be our pleasure to send you the recipes.
Welcome to DiabeticDogBakery.com blog. We are excited to relaunch our bakery since relocating from Minnesota to North Carolina. Our 4 year anniversary is just around the corner on February 13, 2012. As we have redesigned our website for easy maneuvering by our clients and a faster shopping cart checkout system, we can only remember how our bakery has matured since we began in 2008 while living in San Antonio, TX.
I was reading some blogs and websites with diabetic dog treat recipes and was surprised at some of the ingredients. Diabetic dog treats must be made with totally different ingredients than a dog treat given to a young and healthy dog. By using whole wheat flours or even barley fours, you are just exchanging for the white flours that some dog bakeries use everyday. These are not beneficially helpful for a diabetic dog.
Personally, I am appalled that anyone would bake a dog treat with garlic, whole wheat, liver and onions or any kind of fruit. I realize there have been debates for years about using garlic but with so many other healthy alternatives, why would anyone use it and take a chance with a reaction. Whole wheat flour has been controversial for causing allergic reactions. Onions are just too dangerous and not worth taking a chance. I will discuss fruit dangers in a future post, as well as giving liver to diabetic dogs.
So…..Let me get to the point! Below are some ingredients to use or not use with diabetic dogs. This is not a complete list but definitely a start.
Use oat flours in dog treat recipes.
Use low-glycemic vegetables.
Use fresh herbs in your dog treats.
Do not use any kind of fruit in your treats.
Do not use sugar, artificial flavorings or colors.
Do not use decorations. Those are for the humans and the dogs don’t care. It’s all about the TASTE.
Enjoy your four-legged family members and make a batch of fresh dog treats. You will be surprised at how they react to the smell. Better yet, bake them a ‘meat cake’ and they will do a dance across the kitchen floor. Happy Howl-ing!