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Old 06-07-2016, 06:13 PM
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Craig,

One thing I have noticed about Maggie in the last year is her wanting to sleep longer and her appetite is not good when she wakes up. It really is an adjustment because when Maggie likes her food, she always would be up for a meal. You could wake her from a dead sleep and she would eat no problem. It creates some havoc for the "schedule" but the vet said to just let her set her own schedule and adjust so that is what I have done. Normally before, we would get up and eat by six but now, I let her sleep and it might be 7, 7:30, 8 or 8:30. I figure after so many years, she has earned the right to sleep in.

I am glad Annie is having good days for you guys.

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Craig,

One thing I have noticed about Maggie in the last year is her wanting to sleep longer and her appetite is not good when she wakes up. It really is an adjustment because when Maggie likes her food, she always would be up for a meal. You could wake her from a dead sleep and she would eat no problem. It creates some havoc for the "schedule" but the vet said to just let her set her own schedule and adjust so that is what I have done. Normally before, we would get up and eat by six but now, I let her sleep and it might be 7, 7:30, 8 or 8:30. I figure after so many years, she has earned the right to sleep in.

I am glad Annie is having good days for you guys.

Amy
I've been doing something like that. I still get up between 6 - 6:30 to take her out. I don't dare take her outside after 6:31 or she will puddle in the house. She is usually awake when I get up, so I give one of her eye drops, then take her out. Before, we would go straight to the second eye drop, blood test, meal and injection. Now, I might give her second eye drop and blood test, but if she isn't looking like she is ready to eat (she will usually make little noises when I prepare her bowl), I'll come to the computer and check email and forums. Usually, she will come and bump my legs to let me know it's time to get her food! When she does that, she'll probably eat all, or down to just a few pieces of kibble.

As you indicated, usually no problem at dinner time.

BTW, I'm needing to take her out every 4 hours to prevent "accidents". I try to go to bed around 11:30 just after taking her out, and often get out of bed around 4am for a quick trip. We do what we have to do for the old girls!

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Old 06-07-2016, 06:46 PM
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Doggie diapers worked great for Sydney during her last year.
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:13 PM
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Annie is hanging in there: a little over 8 years diabetic. Can't tell from meal-to-meal if she will gobble 100% in 20 seconds, or only eat . At least she will go back and finish the meal immediately after I "fix it her way"! When she leaves her dog food, I just have to mix in a teaspoon of baby food (Gerber Chicken & Chicken Broth in the tiny jar) is her mix.

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Love hearing the update on Annie, Craig! Those old bladders create restless night's sleep for sure.
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:55 AM
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Another new dog meter for sale!
http://www.eoutletdeals.com/petlet-b...for-dogs-cats/

Don't think I'll add this one just yet to Annie's collection 😀

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Lol, you're so funny Craig!!
Another meter to test with
Let us know when you try it,and how much strips are
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Looking forward some good update about Annie
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:17 AM
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Great article!
https://www.facebook.com/wholedogjou...54346562539901

Just remember Walmart switched from Humilin-N to Novolin-N several years ago.
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Great article!
https://www.facebook.com/wholedogjou...54346562539901

Just remember Walmart switched from Humilin-N to Novolin-N several years ago.
the new drug for fireworks sounds interesting wish i had some for jesse this week. fire works have begun poor baby
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