Can you offer me some recipes for low or preferably no carb treats for dogs with cancer?
I'm trying to avoid feeding my dog carbs as he was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He constantly begs for food but since most processed treats contain carbs, he has been treat-less for the past month. Any suggestions? (I also am trying to avoid omega 6s.)
Chef's Answer ~ Wow, that's tough going without treats for a month! I don't have any specific recipes for your dogs needs, but I can make some suggestions. You will need to make several substitutions when choosing dog treat recipes. Try almond flour or flax meal in replace of wheat flours as these two options are low in carbs. Pumpkin is low in carbs, and I have several pumpkin recipes you could customize for your dog. You could also consider using low carb dog food as a "treat". Just because it is not in a biscuit form does not mean that it is not a special treat to your dog. EVO makes a low carb dog food, as does Honest Kitchen brand Embark is low in carbs. As always, check with your Vet to ensure the treats are safe for her continued treatments and overall health.