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    Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    Hi everyone, I have a black lab, 8yrs,diabetic, on insulin, the vet has him on Purina Vet Formula DCO, dual fiber control...and his brother absolutely loves it...18 pounds is $55. including tax...I am looking for a complex carb, high fiber food,low fat DRY food. any suggestions....?

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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    That might be something you'll want to post in the dog food or health subforums.

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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    New to blogging, don't know how to put this in another subforum....

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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    I'll move it for you.

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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    Thank you, I didn't know what to do.

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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    Everything I read says you want a food with high quality levels of lean meats such as Turkey and Chicken, venison, fish etc. you also want lower fat levels and grains such as whole brown rice, oats and pearled barley Or vegetables such as Lentils, peas and carrots..
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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    that's also what I thought..my vet says hers is the only food acceptable, and I know there are others, that are more readily accessible !

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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    Try taking a look at California Naturals: http://www.californianaturalpet.com/products/1121 Their Grain free varieties look as if they may work for you..
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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    I have compared the Guaranteed analysis from California Naturals and Blue Buffalo, they are very comparable to the Purina Vet Diet DCO, and the only difference is the amount of fiber, which I need to increase, and when the vet carried Royal Canin, she varied between the gastrointestinal diet and another that I can't quite remember, it was whatever she had in stock....

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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    If you would like to go with California Naturals or BB instead, You could always add in some oatmeal (not instant), pumpkin and/or apples to her diet. All are high fiber, low glycemic foods that have been deemed safe for dogs to eat. Bananas and blueberries are good too... You could use the Blueberries, Apples and Bananas as treats..
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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    Here's a very low glycemic index kibble (Evo Herring and Salmon): http://www.naturapet.com/products/1561. It's expensive, but you can feed a lot less of it, because it's so nutrient dense. I feed my 12.5 lb. westie mix only 1/2 cup a day, and she's in great shape! I'd have to feed her nearly double of a grain inclusive kibble.

    Here's another possibility (Nutrisca Grain Free, mentioned by an earlier poster): http://nutrisca.dogswell.com/. It also has a low glycemic index.

    This one's also very promising (Wellness Core Reduced Fat): http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/produ...nteed-analysis
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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    Quote Originally Posted by georgiapeach View Post
    Here's a very low glycemic index kibble (Evo Herring and Salmon): http://www.naturapet.com/products/1561. It's expensive, but you can feed a lot less of it, because it's so nutrient dense. I feed my 12.5 lb. westie mix only 1/2 cup a day, and she's in great shape! I'd have to feed her nearly double of a grain inclusive kibble.

    Here's another possibility (Nutrisca Grain Free, mentioned by an earlier poster): http://nutrisca.dogswell.com/. It also has a low glycemic index.

    This one's also very promising (Wellness Core Reduced Fat): http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/produ...nteed-analysis
    Good catch with the EVO.... And to think EVO is a food I use on a regular and I overlooked it....silly me..
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    Re: Diabetic Labrador Ret, male, n, 8yrs, food?'s. long time canine owner

    weight loss diets are also typically high filler and low fat.

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