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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-13-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,008
Posted By Joan
Re: Another Diabetic Miniature Schnauzer

NO, that is not correct.

the U100 is much more concentrated, if you are using a U40 syringe for a U100 insulin, you must DIVIDE
by 2.5! so 4 units becomes about 1.5. You cannot trust that the...
Forum: Everything Else 09-05-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,204
Posted By Joan
Eye drop recall

Because so many diabetic dogs use eye drops, thought this may be of benefit, it is a nationwide recall

https://www.drmartybecker.com/news/nationwide-recall-contaminated-pet-eye-drops/
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-21-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By Joan
Re: Suddenly picky

Unregulated diabetic dogs are notorious for not eating well.

There is no magic formula, but it is so much better to eat something even if it is not what your vet has in mind. The turkey meatballs...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-21-2016, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,025
Posted By Joan
Re: Emergency complications newly diagnosed

Dont give up for sure. Those high glucose levels can elevate the liver and bile acid test results making the liver problems seem much more exaggerated than they may be in a week or so.

I have had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-05-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By Joan
Re: Urgent: Pug switched from Vetsulin - question re dose, type of insulin

Just in passing, if you raise the amt of WD (or any food) you need to increase the amt of insulin. Not to confuse you, but if 9 units was not enough on 1/2 cup then your pug will certainly need more...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-05-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By Joan
Re: Diabetic dog's eyes losing blinking reflex

Dogs also lose the blink reflex when they have myasthenia gravis (mg). Emmitt (diabetic pug with mega-e and mg)displayed the absence of blink even when touched on the eye.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-04-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
Posted By Joan
Re: Novolin/ReliOn insulin vs Vetsulin

DO NOT GIVE that much NovolinR. Make sure it is actually "R" and if it is go back to the vetsulin if you still have some till you can get Novolin N. A pug, I am assuming at about 20-25 lbs? should...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-31-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,092
Posted By Joan
Re: Picky Eater

As you can see by the replies, all dogs respond to different incentives.

One of my pugs (Mugzee) with liver issues went off his food a few months ago. and all the usual (and unusual) tidbits did...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-28-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 271,210
Posted By Joan
Re: Annie - Getting too smart!

In Texas a week or so ago in 100+ weather, had to put an ice cube on the ear after testing to stop the blood flow. Way to hot!! Esp for pugs.

Arrived on Vancouver Island a few days ago, pugs...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-12-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,390
Posted By Joan
Re: Needles - use more than once

I use the lancet more than once as well.

If you are going to use the insulin syringe more than once, then at the very least the syringe should be placed in the fridge after the first use. You...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-06-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,588
Posted By Joan
Re: Carol with questions about newly diagnosed dog

Caninsulin is the same product as Vetsulin used in the USA. It is produced as Caninsulin in Canada, UK etc. I have used it on several pugs, and you will find a lot of info on it online.

The one...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-05-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,963
Posted By Joan
Re: Can no longer take predisone

Benadryl is pretty common for allergies. It is quite safe, available over the counter, and not a lot of side effects other than a bit of drowsiness, which most anti histamines cause.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-04-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,387
Posted By Joan
Re: Question about newly diagnosed Tucker

How many calories did you feed your dog before he was dx with diabetes? Even if you did not keep track before, you can figure it out pretty accurately if he was on commercial food. You can find...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-03-2016, 03:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,387
Posted By Joan
Re: Question about newly diagnosed Tucker

I have 2 diabetic pugs, both 19-20 lbs, I home cook for both.

Firstly 7 units for a 20 lb dog is pretty high, if you can, I would purchase a meter and see where the blood sugar is at. That is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-02-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,755
Posted By Joan
Re: Diabetes and EPI

You can give snacks or go to 3 meals per day, but you must add enzymes to any food given. If you don't add the enzymes, she won't digest the food, and consequently it will do her no good, hunger wise...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-29-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By Joan
Re: Husky with nasal infection and blood sugar not coming down

One of my senior pugs had a "nasal infection" for nearly 2 yrs. He is not diabetic so did not have to deal with that. But the nasal discharge was constant and pretty ugly. Every vet we tried just...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-27-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By Joan
Re: Diabetic dog supplies in Canada

Hey Rick,

We have never had trouble with the herd at the border before. Need current rabies vaccine, but have never been hassled or even asked for the papers proving that. You never know...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-26-2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By Joan
Re: Diabetic dog supplies in Canada

Thanks Craig, had thought of that, but since we will be 2 hrs north of the ferry and a couple hrs each way on the ferry it becomes a 6+ hr trip, and hard to leave some of these guys that long at this...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-25-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By Joan
Diabetic dog supplies in Canada

We are moving next month back to Canada (Vancouver Island) from Texas. I have not had a diabetic dog in Canada for several yrs, and wondering if anyone can help on where to buy Novolin N & R plus...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-16-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 31,975
Posted By Joan
Re: What are the end stages?

All of these answers to your post are correct. It is such an individual decision. You will make the right choice for the right reason because of love.

One thing that has helped me in the past...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-18-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,729
Posted By Joan
Re: Perhaps just a chat - tell us how you and your dog are doing!

A lot has happened with the pug herd in the last 6 months or so. Currently have 11.

Started the yr with Emmitt, diabetic who quite rapidly developed mega-E which was caused by his myasthenia...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-12-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,567
Posted By Joan
Re: Debating changing diet; blood curve too high

Just to remind you that when converting these values for canned food you need to adjust for the moisture content (nearly 80%)

So the values are actually approx

Protein...60%
fiber......2.5%...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-09-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,251
Posted By Joan
Re: Uncontrolled UTI's for Luna

The cranberry will help, but the main thing is to increase the amt she drinks. If you feed kibble add 1/2 cup or so of water. You can also get her to drink more by giving as a "treat" some water...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-04-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joan
Re: Six weeks into diabetes with Sam, need help

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like Sam is getting the best of you LOL. Was he a good eater before diabetes?

I have had a few that did not want to eat on schedule, most will eat if you make it...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-01-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,998
Posted By Joan
Re: We're new to this. Four days in. Please help!

Just a thought, but it is much easier on these older seniors to have a simple ovarectomy instead of the standard hysterectomy. A lot quicker op and not as much anesthesia, makes it a bit safer. ...
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