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Old 04-20-2017, 10:32 AM
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Hey guys Long time no talk. I do read the boards almost everyday Roxy is doing GREAT. I do have a few questions. I have Roxy who is my diabetic dog and I have Hershey ( who is a 100lb pit) who is my non diabetic dog. I feed Hershey blue buffalo senior ( she is roughly 12 years old).

Roxy will sometimes eat the few left overs in Hershey bowl ( i am talking like maybe 5 or 6 little pieces). I am thinking about switching Hershey over from blue buffalo to Purina one Smart Balance healthy weight.

Any advice on that food ? Both for my non diabetic dog and my diabetic dog. Roxy still eats cans of w/d chicken and stew.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:55 PM
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well switching food can change the regulation process so you probably need a reset. its possible you may need less or more insulin maybe it will be the same
. you just wont know until you do it and find out if its a good match for your dogs insulin needs

more testing maybe in order during the change over if thats something you want to do . cant give a recommendation because it is a individual choice
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:43 PM
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Thanks Jesse girl. I was thinking more of switching Hershey my non diabetic dog to that food. Hershey will be the primary to eat it while Roxy who is my diabetic dog will maybe eat like 5 or 6 small pieces if hershey even leaves that much in the bowl. LOL Hershey likes to eat her whole bowl.


Thanks for helping me :0)
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:55 PM
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Hey guys !! Sorry I have not been around much. I do come and read the boards without logging in a lot

I have a quick question Roxy is doing great. She is eating well and her numbers are good. This morning on my way to work my husband calls me and tells me that he was reaching for something in the fridge and accidentally dropped roxy bottle of insulin to the ground. I do keep her insulin in the box that it comes in. Will it be ok to keep using? There is probably half a bottle left. I do use 27 units in the morning and 27 units at night. So i do get a new bottle roughly ever 2 1/2 weeks. She is also using Novlin N if that matter.

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Old 08-01-2017, 01:21 PM
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i have dropped jesses a few times and have not had a problem
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:33 PM
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Did the bottle break? If not, nothing should be wrong with it.
If it broke, there could be microscopic bits of glass in the insulin, get a new bottle.
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Do you home test? If so, and the numbers are higher significantly, it might mean you need a new bottle. insulin can become ineffective if the bottle is dropped too hard. Just keep an eye out.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:09 PM
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Hey guys me again. I’m sorry I don’t write much but I do read a lot on here. Roxy has her first diabetic sore on her paw in between her toes. It’s been a week, I kinda just let it see if it would heal itself. It hasn’t. Any advice? The vet can’t get her in till next week.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:29 PM
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What type of sore, what does it look like? You sure it's from diabetes?
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:01 AM
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Hey guys itís been a very long time since I posted in here. Roxy is still doing great.

I do have a question though. Iím thinking about taking her hiking. Is this a good idea any advice? Before her diabetes we would go hiking about once a month, but since sheís been diagnosed with diabetes we stopped. Not just because of her, I had some stuff come up which stopped us from hiking all together ( apparently Iím very highly allergic to all the poison plant).

Is this a good idea? We will start small. What should I take with us. I will take my camel back ( she drinks from the hose.. pretty funny)
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