Ask Seth: Diabetic Dog Food

I have a 9 year old miniature pinscher who is a diabetic. Can you tell me what the best low sugar dog foods are that I can get for him? Thanks so much, Deborah B. Ryan RN

Debbie,

The best diabetic dog foods are ones with moderate dietary fiber and a low glycemic index or impact.  Ask your vet what he or she prefers.   The diets are designed for this so there are a few options.  The diabetic food that I have used is the Hills Science Diet W/d.  This has a lower carbohydrate content, which reduces the glycemic index.   There are other options that you could use if he does not eat the W/d but most dogs do like it.  It is a prescription diet and can be expensive.  Another option is Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Canine Diabetic Canned Dog Food, which is made to help treat diabetes in dogs.

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