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What vegetables can diabetic dogs eat?

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A dog with diabetes can eat a variety of vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, green and red sweet peppers and carrots. These vegetable options can be used as treats to supplement the decrease in meat and grains eaten by diabetic dogs.

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What vegetables can diabetic dogs eat?
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A dog diagnosed with diabetes needs to be placed on a completely new diet filled with high-fiber and low-fat items. Snacks or treats between meals are okay for diabetic dogs to eat, but anything with sweeteners, such as corn syrup or fructose, should not be fed to dogs with diabetes. This is why it's important to keep a supply of healthy snacks available for the dog between meals. Vegetables are an excellent choice that is both healthy and tasty. Canned pumpkin, for example, is a healthy and sweet treat which most dogs enjoy eating. Dogs who are forced to go on a diabetic diet sometimes refuse to eat because they do not like the new foods given to them. With a veterinarian's approval, the new food can be mixed with shredded chicken, scrambled eggs or low-sodium chicken broth. Dogs with diabetes should not be deprived of food, as they need to be given regular exercise to control their weight and blood sugar.

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