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Old 03-02-2018, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: Weight Loss

Weight loss is normal in the early stages, until blood sugar starts to get better, then she'll slowly gain weight back. Probably best not to add anything to gain weight. Stick with the food as is for now.
Later, depending on curves and progress, you might end up changing food (you want low fat, moderate protein/fiber), and you might add things to the food, for additional nutrition or carbs.

Below is the main forum page, which has many educational links and information to give you a general understanding and feel for the situation.

Biggest thing to remember is, it takes patience, consistency, and realistic expectations. Every dog is different, so don't compare with others (like I did), and you'll learn what works for your dog, and you'll realize there's no set time frame you'll achieve regulation. Might take months.
But that doesn't mean your dog is in danger. Their bodies handle high or unregulated sugar well in the interim. Just watch for excessive drinking or peeing, and changes in appetite.
Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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