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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By MinPin
Supersweet Ruby - 7 years with Diabetes

It is so vital to have support and Thank you to all on this forum for being there, especially when Ruby was first diagnosed! Ruby passed over at age 13 but I wanted everyone to know she was on...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-14-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,108
Posted By MinPin
Re: Min Pin Lily

Hello!

You can do this! Ruby the MinPin was the same way...contorting, biting, freaking out! It was a very tough time for both of us. It was emotionally exhausting too.

Ruby has had diabetes...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-07-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,775
Posted By MinPin
Smile Re: Aggressive when being given shot

Another MinPin! :D

Ruby also bit and fought, for months, and required two people...now she looks for me and trembles at shot time, one person, no biting...

It didn't happen overnight, but it...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-02-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,842
Posted By MinPin
Re: Do injections get easier?

Hang in there!

When my MinPin Ruby was first diagnosed, it was a two man job and a wrestling match for injections...Now its been about 4 months, and she will approach for her shot, although she...
Forum: Everything Else 10-13-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,163
Posted By MinPin
Re: What am I doing???

Welcome to Kitty!

My old cat Molly recently went OTRB and Ruby the MinPin needed a new buddy, so she got a pet kitten! Kitty keeps Ruby on her toes! She must guard her "stuff", wash the kitty,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-13-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,442
Posted By MinPin
Re: Cooper

Yay! One person shot! I just got there myself with my MinPin!:D It took months!

I am now working on a glucometer once a week! Its a start! Ruby gets Fructosamine tests right now until she...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-09-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,802
Posted By MinPin
Re: So weak, unable to stand...

Paws crossed for you and Hudson...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-07-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,578
Posted By MinPin
Re: new here... help?!

Hi

My two cents on the meters...My Vet recommended the Alphatrak 2 and I love it because it came with a cool program that you can enter all your records into....it also makes graphs for you! A...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-04-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By MinPin
Re: My boy Malacoy and I are new to diabetes

Hi!

My MinPin Ruby gave me a lot if grief about the shots...even biting, which was upsetting for both of us...she would whimper when I hadnt even done anything. She also tried to run and hide,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-01-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 224,152
Posted By MinPin
Re: Very Encouraging...

Thanks for that...

I am currently feeling rather guilty because I have not been able to get curves at home on my MinPin Ruby...occassional Glucometer readings at home, spot tests at the vets (they...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-01-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,338
Posted By MinPin
Re: I'm new here and new to diabetes

Hi and Welcome!

I couldnt get blood from my MinPin Ruby no matter how or where I poked...I switched to 25 gauge lancets and managed to get a few samples finally...

They were hard to find, and a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-27-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,521
Posted By MinPin
Re: I'm new doing this please help

Hello

My Dog Ruby is also a Min Pin...she started on 3 units and is now on 4 units. Ive been lucky, she has never refused food. I wonder if you can phone your vet and ask? My vet doesnt charge...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-25-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,769
Posted By MinPin
Re: Anyone on once daily insulin?

Thanks for the links...

I am considering the autoinjector or pen, and Im working on growing two more arms! I cant believe the power behind a 12 pound dog!

I am on a new exercise...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-24-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,769
Posted By MinPin
Re: Anyone on once daily insulin?

Thanks,

I guess Im just grasping at straws because Im getting so frustrated trying to get insulin in her...today it was 1 1/2 hours late and I had to keep leaving to try and pull myself...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-24-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,458
Posted By MinPin
Re: Help interpretting curve PLZ!! Suspected Rebound.

Im so sorry for your loss...Ruby lost her cat buddy Molly two days ago as well...
They grieve just like people, and I dont doubt it affects them physically as well as emotionally.

Sending hugs...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,769
Posted By MinPin
Anyone on once daily insulin?

Just wondering if anyone is on once a day insulin...still having a hard time getting insulin in (as I dont have eight arms!):(

i understand twice daily is best, but wondering if anyone had success...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-24-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,288
Posted By MinPin
Re: KELLY

Hi to you and Kelly...

Cant give you much advice because my dog is also a Newbie, but youll find lots of help here!

Ruby hates her shots, but in a short month she has improved a lot, no huge...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-24-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,542
Posted By MinPin
Re: Urine test strips?

Thanks all!

its just a relief not to see ketones...Im still having trouble getting the insulin in her so havent been able to get glucometer readings yet...the strips at least give me a ballpark...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-23-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,079
Posted By MinPin
Re: overwhelmed and confused

Hi

Ruby's peeing in in the house seems to have completely stopped after 1 month of treatment...it was very trying, and the odor was quite bad and now I suspect the odor was from the sugar in the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-22-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,542
Posted By MinPin
Re: Urine test strips?

Tried the urine stix this morning...got a sample first try! Ketones negative, glucose 1/2 or 28 (middle of color chart) So I am assuming sugar is spilling, but anyone have any ideas on the numbers?...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-22-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 44,245
Posted By MinPin
Re: Just updating on Gigi

Hi

I had Rubys eyes checked several years ago (prediabetes) as she had some cloudy spots in one....they were also lipids. They were measured then and now have just about disappeared! They never...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-21-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 19,425
Posted By MinPin
Re: Msgtfrankusmc

Hi Frank!

Just a neighborly "Hello" from Steph & Ruby...We're new at this too! It's sure a lot to learn!

I live in Canada, and I paid $51 for Insulin and $40 for 100 syringes at the Vet. ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-20-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 37,934
Posted By MinPin
Re: Diabetes/Leg Problems/Sores

Hi

I am wondering about sores too...Ruby got ?stung by a bee? on the top of her foot, we were walking and suddenly she did an Olympic type super leap and yelp and lifted up her foot. There was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-20-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 42,255
Posted By MinPin
Re: Seeking Shot Advice

I tried "massage therapy" today...massaged her neck and back because she really tenses up...took a while but she relaxed and needle went in so well I was certain I spilled it or something, but no...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-19-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 42,255
Posted By MinPin
Re: Seeking Shot Advice

What Ruby does is pulls away or squirms as soon as she feels it...I was thinking of trying icepack to dull sensation?

Shes always been very sensitive...nail cutting has always been a huge issue,...
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