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Old 10-22-2020, 04:04 PM
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Low cortisol would make him feel pretty crappy and would explain not wanting to eat. Have they measured his cortisol production?

In his later years, Chris' appetite varied a lot from day to day and he also would quit eating something and we would have to switch to something else.

I just used a very general guide that was developed over time. As Jesse Girl said, our dog could get about half his normal dose of insulin if he ate nothing. So I would adjust his dose based on how much of his normal meal he ate or give half the dose if he skipped a meal.

In terms of changing foods, I kept the calories the same, which often meant quite different quantities of food. Some prepared foods have a lot more calories per cup than others. Keeping the calories the same helped keep the dose more or less the same.

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