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Old 01-10-2009, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Lucie has a foster home!! Yes!! Thank you Rick!!

HI Rick,
I predict that you will keep her.She seems to do well with the clan.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:04 PM
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Wow - certainly doesn't look pregnant any more!

Must have been the combined effect of having had multiple litters (as well as one relatively recently) and having recently stuffed herself with dry food.

My Mia, who had a BIG pot belly when she was actively Cushingoid, has, I think, been permanently slightly "stretched" by the prolonged abdominal distention while under the influence of a tissue weakening/softening hormone (cortisol) so that now although her pot belly is completely gone for all intents and purposes she does look a bit more "gutty" than she formerly did if she eats a lot at one time. She doesn't get dry food but I bet if she ate a lot at one sitting her belly could look quite big for a while after - particularly if she was sitting down.

Pregnancy also makes for abdominal distention while under the influence of a tissue softening hormone (relaxin) so the result could be similar. Seems to happen in humans too.

I do so hope she is one of the lucky "cataract resistant" diabetic dogs.

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Old 01-10-2009, 06:16 PM
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I just love the photos! Thank you Rick!

I must confess, I lost more than just a night's sleep, worrying about what would happen to Lucy if that month's worth of insulin ran out before we could find someone who could take her, even just as a temporary foster.

Just look at her, running and playing with her new friends! How could anyone even think of ending her life just because she was dxed with diabetes. It's beyond me.

Give her a hug from me Rick, please.
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I just got to see the pics of Lucy playing with the pack for the first time. Now that's a thing of beauty.

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Old 01-11-2009, 03:23 PM
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Hi Rick,

Sent you an email... Marianne is sending you a OneTouch Ultra 2 meter and I will be sending you 100 test strips to go with it (it comes with 10) plus I'll probably send you a SoftClix lancing device since most people who used a lancing device liked that one best.

You'll probably see both arrive around the end of next week.

LOVED the pics of Lucie running! I've got my hands full here but if I didn't, I'd snap her up in a minute.

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Hi Rick,

Sent you an email... Marianne is sending you a OneTouch Ultra 2 meter and I will be sending you 100 test strips to go with it (it comes with 10) plus I'll probably send you a SoftClix lancing device since most people who used a lancing device liked that one best.

Natalie
Wonderful! That's great news.

I watched your video with Chris. Very impressive! I will be giving the lip a try maybe, but I'm thinking paw pad might work better. Lucy seems to have no problem with me handling her anywhere, including her feet. I'll see how she handles me playing with her lips.

On another subject...

I checked out some meaty jerky treats of which I have several pounds. I was surprised to find they are only 5% fat! Lucy LOVES 'em. They are "Jerky Treats Plus" from Costco. I'm using small bits of them as rewards for being SO good at taking her shots.

They DO contain soy & corn syrup.
Watcha think?

hehe.. my other dogs love 'em too but the treats give them NASTY gas!


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I checked out some meaty jerky treats of which I have several pounds. I was surprised to find they are only 5% fat! Lucy LOVES 'em. They are "Jerky Treats Plus" from Costco. I'm using small bits of them as rewards for being SO good at taking her shots.
I don't want to be a "party pooper" but does it say on the label where those jerky treats were made or where they may have been imported from? I hope they are not imported from China ...

FDA Continues To Receive Complaints about Chicken Jerky Products for Dogs and Cautions Consumers:
http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=453
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I use old western moo moos or baa baas. they are freeze dried protein. My dogs stomp their paw at the pantry for them no sugars
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Corn syrup would not be good and I would be concerned about contamination. Better to use plain meat tenders but it takes some scouting around to make sure you have something that was NOT made in China. Rawhides, for example, are mostly made there but at the pet stores like Petsmart you can find ones made elsewhere.

Jack's been practicing his recall on plain old turkey lunch meat - plenty of odor for him - he will come back a long way for a piece of that.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:20 PM
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Thanks for the replies. The ingredients list says "American Beef."

Anyway, I'll see if there's something else she likes. She only gets a couple small pieces a day. We train with her meal kibble. Tonight she quit waiting for the command and would "sit" or "come" as soon as she finished the last reward.

She eats her evening meal with gusto but her AM meal not so much. She does eat at least a cup so I can giver her her shot. I give her the rest of her brekkie about 11:00 AM & she eats it.

My scale says she has gained a pound. The wife agrees that her ribs & backbone do not look quite as "sharp" against her skin.

Oh yeah. Finally got around to bathing her today. Wasn't too bad, but NOT her favorite activity! At least she doesn't get the zoomies & rub against everything afterwards like Dingo does.

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