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Diabetic Dog Treats: Chews


Diabetic dog treats are fun for both you and your diabetic dog. Quality of life is important for all of us and for dogs, chews are a happy part of that quality.

Here are a few options that are a good time and a good choice for your cherished companion.

(Below the chews you’ll find the top Amazon books on Diabetic dog care. And here is a post on diabetic dog biscuits/cookies. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to support you and your diabetic dog.)

Bison chews make great diabetic dog treats.
Great Dog Bison Achilles Tendon Chews (Sourced & Made in USA)

  • Great Dog’s 7 oz. bag of Bison Achilles Tendon Chews are sourced from free-range American grazing bison and never implanted with synthetic or growth hormones.
  • Highly coveted and our number one seller, Bison Achilles Tendon Chews last a good long time and are a fantastic option for the multi-dog family.
  • These 2-5″ segments are slow roasted in a Great Dog human-grade, US facility.
  • 100% digestible making it a much safer alternative to rawhide chews.
  • No smokes, soaks, washes, nitrates, sorbates, BHA or BHT added.
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Sam’s Yams Veggie Rawhide Sweet Potato Dog Treats

  • Thick-cut 100% sweet potato dog treats
  • Low in calories, high in antioxidants
  • High in Fiber. Fiber dramatically improves digestive health.
  • Will not stain carpets – No foul odors.
  • Ingredients: Human food quality, fresh sweet potato. Nothing more.
  • Patented ridges promote dental hygiene
  • Vegetarian alternative to rawhide; all natural
  • Perfect for small to medium-sized dogs
  • Made in the USA
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SINGLE BAG: Sam’s Yams Big Boyz Sweet Potato Dog Treats
SMALLER CHEWS: Sam’s Yams Bichon Fries Sweet Potato Dog Treats
SIX BAGS: Sweet Potato Dog Chewz – Value Pack Big Boyz

High fiber treats like this one make good diabetic dog treats.
Get Naked Low Calorie Dental Chew Sticks for Dogs

  • Natural and wholesome treat with L-Carnitine; Wheat free, corn free, soy free and gluten free
  • Low fat and low calorie
  • With dietary fiber for full feeling
  • Helps remove plaque and tartar and freshens breath
  • Ingredients: Organic brown rice powder, rice powder, vegetable glycerin, gelatin, water, tapioca starch, oat fiber, chicken, natural chicken flavor, dehydrated carrots, organic flaxseed, cranberries, apples, cinnamon, parsley, chia seed, carrageenan (natural seaweed extract), l-carnitine, peppermint, l-ascrobyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), green tea extract (decaf).
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Antlers - long lasting and not consumed quickly - make great diabetic dog treats.
Antler Dog Chew from Pet Expertise – Various Sizes

  • Long-Lasting & Odor Free!: Antler chews by Pet Expertise last much longer than bully sticks or chews made of compacted starch or rawhide. Antlers have virtually no odor or residue to get on your carpet or furniture.
  • Safe & Healthy!: Deer antlers for dogs are much less likely to chip or splinter when they are being chewed than processed bones. The chewing action grinds the antler chew down slowly. Chew antlers contain many beneficial nutrients and nothing artificial.
  • Variety!: Antler chews vary in shape, thickness and color. A benefit of purchasing multiple antlers for your dog is that no two are alike and your dog will enjoy the variety in his chews.
  • All sizes from extra small to XXL with excellent sizing guides. When in doubt, buy larger and many small dogs love a big project!
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Author: Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, Dog Expert, offers experienced-based dog info with humor. Author of 8 books, seen on PBS, Sarah knows all about dogs. {Pip} is her rescue dog.


  1. Sweet potato chews for a diabetic dog? Carbohydrate rich SWEET POTATOES? FOR A DIABETIC?

    You speak madness.

    • Actually, they can be helpful and stabilizing for some dogs. Give this a quick review:

      And, for just general info: Benefits of Sweet Potatoes – the primary nutrient in a sweet potato is carbohydrate, they are also good sources of fiber, beta carotene (vitamin A), vitamin C, and vitamin B6 — and despite being primarily carbohydrate, some studies have shown that sweet potatoes can help stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance. They are high in fiber and have a lower glycemic index rating (50). But it is other factors that may explain the unusual blood sugar lowering effects. Adiponectin is a protein hormone produced by our fat cells. People with diabetes tend to have lower levels of adiponectin, and sweet potato extracts have been shown to significantly increase adiponectin levels in persons with type 2 diabetes.

      Hope this is helpful. But anyone with a diabetic dogs must educate themselves and talk to their vet about the right diet for their particular dog.

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