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Old 10-08-2018, 06:39 AM
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we've had a few dogs on here with back leg weakness which may or may not be related to the diabetes. Some people gave massive doses of B-12 which helped but it was a slow improvement. But they went from having to help them walk to the dogs walking on their own.

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What exactly does it look like? Back leg weakness (front braces ok, but canít press up with the rear legs into a stand)? Or all over weakness (canít get the front legs in position)? Looking wobbly or swaying? Can she hold a stand if you help her up? From a stand does she sink down in back? Or splay all 4 feet like on ice? Or look dizzy?
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:41 AM
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http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum/show...highlight=weak
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She was walking relatively fine this morning when I took her out to the bathroom. Now she can't stand. Has anyone seen anything like this before?

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she is seeming better today, giving me kisses which she hasn't done, but she still isn't walking normal. I'm not sure what to think as this just kind of started a couple of days ago when I started testing her. she is walking, but its like she is having trouble with the back legs. Sometimes better than others. She squatted to pee and fell down at first. But she did make it up the steps there are 7 and then 5 steps and she went up them without help.


http://diabetesindogs.wikia.com/wiki/Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the symptoms of prolonged hyperglycemia. It causes numbness and weakness in the legs.
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Old 10-08-2018, 07:48 AM
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It mostly seems to be a back leg issue. She sways a little when walking, but mostly just back leg issue when she is having a problem.

I asked the vet about it being an issue with the blood sugar causing the legs to get numb, but she said that it didn't appear that way because the reflexes were good in each leg. Currently she just walked back into my office walking around on the floor yet when I had her go pee before coming up I literally was placing her on the ground to do her business.

I showed the vet my chart I have been making of the levels and she said the levels looked great. I could increase a little as I would like them lower, but I have been hearing to wait at least 2 weeks and I'm nervous about getting rebound again.

If I tried some B12, can you just give that by mouth and do the dogs eat it easliy?
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:22 AM
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It has to be methyl. There are 2 types so make sure. It comes in pill form I think
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In regard to the diabetic Neuropathy, this is the Methyl B12 from GNC that you would need. As with all supplements you might want to run this by your vet.

My Lily started getting weakness in her hind legs a couple of months ago and the Methyl B12 is helping her.

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Old 10-08-2018, 08:55 AM
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What about the liquid, has anyone tried that? It would be half a dose for my dog.

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Methyl B12 is the one you want. Regular Vitamin B12 and Methyl B12 are not the same.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:27 AM
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I see, not the correct one. Is there any methyl B12 that is not so high in mcg when I need 500 per dose? They do make 500 but only in lozenges which won't work very well.
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