"Healthy vs Harmful Food for your Dogs" infographic by @CityLeash. *** A note about Human Medications ... Yes, your veterinarian may prescribe many medications for your dog that are also used for humans. In some instances, they may even recommend over-the-counter options found in a drug store. The key thing here however is talking to your veterinarian! Get their opinion BEFORE giving your dogs any medication.
Making your own homemade dog treats doesn't take long, saves you money, and gives you peace of mind since you know what's in them (no recall worries)! Check out these 15 easy homemade dog treats you can make for your furry friend!
LOW GI FOODS Research has shown that consumption of low GI foods leads to: improved blood sugar (glucose) control and lipid levels in individuals with diabetes, better weight control because these foods reduce the appetite and delay hunger, reduction of insulin levels and fewer spikes of insulin, a lower incidence of heart disease, a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes:
Surprisingly, on this scale, complex carbohydrate foods such as Shredded Wheat and wholemeal bread have a high GI (approx. 70) and raise blood sugar nearly as fast or faster than a chocolate bar. By contrast most fruits and milk - which are rich in sugars - have a relatively low GI (less than 50). Read more: http://www.dailymail.co....
The Truth about the Glycemic Load – Tells You How Much Carb (Sugar) Your Food Actually Contains (Whereas the Glycemic Index Only Measures the Effect of Glucose on Your Blood Sugar) The glycemic index on its own can be very helpful, but there were some people who felt that it had 1 serious limitation. While it measured how quickly the sugar of a particular food entered your bloodstream & spiked your glucose level, it didn’t take into account how much carb (sugar) was actually in that food.