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Old 07-09-2013, 09:57 AM
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What did you find out about the green beans? I bought a can of low sodium, rinsed them and froze them. I noticed the can said 1 g of sugar. Today I bought frozen beans and when I got home I noticed it has 2 g of sugar. Did you find out if they need to be cooked first and then refrozen?

I'm also going to boil some chicken and freeze in smaller packets. Should be a good treat for BG testing time.
http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4978

Here is the link to the discussion on veggies and green beans. I have tried both with Vinny and I don't know if he's just hungry or thinks he's getting new treats, but he's liking it all! The green beans I've bought frozen just say 'green beans' though...not sure what the sugar would be. Since Dawn said that the frozen veggies are already blanched, I have not cooked them...although Vinny does like them thawed too. Like I said, he'll eat anything right now!

I'm going to boil some eggs and some chicken as well. I need to find something for just treats when he's being tested!

Good luck Margaret!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:09 AM
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If you find that Vinny may need a mid-day snack, I have an auto feeder that I'd be happy to send your way. It's just hanging out in my garage. We bought it several months into Decker's diagnosis in hopes of it helping level out his bg. Only used it for maybe a week. The machine worked well but his bg was too unpredictable at the time to use it for what we'd hoped for. He loved it! Though Decker was not the overall alpha dog in the house, he was much faster and more pushy when it came to food so we never had any worries it would be Kinser getting the snack vs. Decker.

Here is a picture of something similar to what we have - not exact as I can't remember off hand what the make/model of what we have is.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Automatic-Pe...-/290942719479
Holli...thanks so much for the offer, but I'm afraid my chicken in dog clothes wouldn't go near it...not even for food! It would make one sound and he would beat the hell out of there! LOL We used to have a water dish with the big jug on top and when that would bubble, you'd think someone had yelled 'fire'! The other dogs had no problem with it!

jesse girl, Judi, Barb and Sandy...I can see a lot of testing in my future weekend! That's ok...at least we'll get a good feel for everything! We will never be able to 'tightly regulate' Vinny, so my assumption is that I'll be adopting Sandy style of dealing with this thing called diabetes.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:01 PM
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Lots of great tips for all. I will tell you that Forbin was a black lab mix and sun lowered his BG so be careful and determine the length of time to be outside in heat. It may not impact him at all but better safe than sorry
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My daughter just called to tell me that Vinny had just thrown up. I asked if it was just water since he was fed at 6AM and it's 12:45, but she said it was food. So, either he's gotten into something or he's not digesting his food.

I told her to watch him and I'd call I 15 min. to check. I'm wondering if I need to run home and test him real quick to make sure he isn't too low (or high). Thoughts?
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:02 AM
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I would think 6+ hours would digest most of the food, but you could have your daughter give him a small snack.

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Old 07-10-2013, 10:10 AM
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Small snack as in green beans (fiber) or as in some kibbles?
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Is Vinny prone to vomiting?

I'd tend to err on the side of caution and go home to test. Did she say if the food was digested or not? It may be worth giving some time before another feeding, even a small snack. Unless, of course, there is a need to get his bg raised. If that is the case I'd look to giving some white rice or something bland. Being home to test may also give you the opportunity to evaluate his overall behavior so you can better determine what to do come dinner time. Hope his tummy settles soon. Glad your daughter was there for him and you !
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:25 AM
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Is Vinny prone to vomiting?
Yes.

Ever since he was a pup, if he drinks too much water too quickly or drinks a lot then gets playing, he vomits. That dog has vomited more than any of our other animals...all put together!

This dog will also eat anything, absolutely anything, except rice. I don't care how hungry he is, he will not touch it!
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:38 AM
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Sorry for being late to answer. I was thinking a snack of normal dog food, or doggie treat, something that would raise his BGs.

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Looks like I may have been wrong about how long it takes a dog to digest:
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5162842...od.html#page=0

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