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Understanding glucose levels in pet food
Understanding glucose levels in pet food
Updated over a week ago

Why can't we determine the exact glucose level in pet food?

Glucose is a sugar that exists as a monosaccharide or as part of disaccharides, which are broken down during digestion. The digestion process varies among individual animals due to differences in enzyme production, making it challenging to determine precise glucose levels in food. Instead, it is more common to measure the blood glucose levels of an animal before and after a meal to understand how much sugar has been converted into glucose.

What info can we provide instead?

While we cannot provide the exact amount of glucose in our pet food, we can offer the carbohydrate content. This information helps you understand the potential sources of glucose that may be present after digestion.

Why is glucose measurement important?

Monitoring glucose levels is crucial for pets with specific health concerns, such as diabetes. By measuring blood glucose levels, pet owners and veterinarians can better manage and adjust a pet's diet to maintain optimal health.

☝️ We do not offer recipes for animals suffering from diseases such as diabetes. For this reason, we suggest you discuss our recipes with your veterinarian to see if they are suitable for your pet's unique needs. The composition of all our recipes can be consulted on our website.

Carbohydrate content in Edgard & Cooper recipes

At Edgard & Cooper, we prioritize transparency and quality. Here’s what you need to know about the carbohydrate content in our recipes:

  • Sources of carbohydrates: our recipes use high-quality carbohydrate sources such as potatoes, peas, and whole grains (in grain-inclusive recipes) to provide balanced nutrition.

  • Nutritional balance: we ensure that our recipes offer a balanced mix of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to meet the dietary needs of your pet.

Managing your pet's glucose levels

For pets with specific dietary needs, here are a few tips to help manage glucose levels:

  • Consult your veterinarian: regular check-ups and consultations with your vet are essential to monitor and manage your pet's health effectively.

  • Monitor blood glucose: periodically check your pet's blood glucose levels to ensure they are within the normal range, especially after meals.


While we cannot provide the exact glucose levels in our pet food, understanding carbohydrate content and monitoring blood glucose levels can help manage your pet's health effectively. At Edgard & Cooper, we are committed to providing nutritious and balanced meals for your furry friends, helping you make informed choices for their well-being.

If you have any specific concerns or need further assistance, please consult your veterinarian.

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