What treats can you give a diabetic horse?

What treats can you give a diabetic horse?

Alternative Treats for Metabolic Horses

  • apples and apple sauce.
  • carrots.
  • watermelon.
  • flavored yogurt.
  • pretzels, chips and most cereals.
  • cookies, both human and equine.
  • candy, including peppermints, jelly beans, etc.

What are the healthiest horse treats?

Almost any fruits, and many vegetables, are safe treats for healthy horses. Apples and carrots are traditional favorites. You can safely offer your horse raisins, grapes, bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe or other melons, celery, pumpkin, and snow peas.

What treats can a horse with Cushings have?

Horses with Cushing’s disease also require a low starch/low sugar diet….Better low sugar/low starch choices:

  • Alfalfa cubes or pellets (surprisingly low in sugar)
  • Apple peels.
  • Watermelon rinds.
  • Commercial products that are low in starch/sugar.

Can a horse with Cushings eat carrots?

Unfortunately most commercially made horse treats, as well as apples and carrots, can be high in sugar. This presents a problem with horses that have Cushing’s disease, or Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome, as those horses’ sugar and starch intake must be limited.

Can laminitic horses eat carrots?

Carrots and apples are full of sugar so raises the blood-sugar levels and shouldn’t be fed to laminitics.

Can horses eat sugar snap peas?

Can Horses Eat Peas? Horses enjoy eating peas and they make a great snack or small treat. Small and edible, peas are a great source of vitamins A, D, and B-6, as well as calcium, iron and magnesium. So, as part of a well-balanced diet, peas can be very beneficial for your horse.

How do you tell if your horse has Cushing’s?

Signs of Cushing’s syndrome include:

  1. Failure or later shedding of the winter coat that may become really long, matted and curly especially around the legs.
  2. Excessive sweating.
  3. Increased drinking and urination.
  4. Lethargy and poor performance.
  5. A pot-bellied appearance.
  6. Loss of muscle and topline.

What are the best low sugar treats for horses?

Watermelon rinds are low sugar treats that many horses like. I know some horse that love these, and some that don’t. The peel of an apple. You can also make your own low sugar horse treats. You will need a bit of creativity and some trial and error horse cookie batches. Ground and stabilized flax is an ideal base to start with.

Does your insulin resistant horse need sugar-free treats?

If you have an insulin resistant horse, or know someone who does, here are two fabulous sugar-free treats! Herb was a horse I knew and loved while growing up, but at the time, I wouldn’t have thought to give him any tasty healing herbs. Back then, “treating” our horses was all about sugar cubes and crispy carrots and apples.

What can I add to horse treats to make them healthier?

You can add in oats or hay pellets if you like. Find a way to bind all of your ingredients together. Applesauce, banana, and sometimes just water can bind it all together. I’ve seen some recipes that call for molasses, but skip that if you are going for lower sugar in your horse treats.

How to get a horse to lose weight?

Most horses don’t need the extra calories of a treat – so if you just sneak some of his daily rations as a treat, everyone wins and his waistline stays healthy. Use hay cubes. These last forever, are easy to store, delicious, and low sugar.