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Old 07-15-2019, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: anyone giving your diabetic dog glucosamine?

Does it hurt to start them on glucosamine even though they dont have arthritis?

I hope he doesn't have arthritis..
Is there a way to check and know for sure if he has arthritis developing? Xrays wont show early signs of it right?
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:54 AM
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I don't think glucosamine hurts dogs but I'm not an expert. I also gave Snickers collagen because it works so well for me. I used Macondo Pets Joint support https://makondopets.com/collections/hip-joint-care. I also gave Snickers tart cherry extract - it is an anti-inflammatory - sprinkled over her food. https://www.swansonvitamins.com/swan...465-mg-60-caps

Your vet is your best source to evaluate Mochi's limping. She test for range of motion to determine possible explanations for his discomfort. It could be a strain or a bruise. Hopefully it is not arthritis.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:58 AM
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Thank you LizE,

I have a vet appointment booked for Mochi tomorrow right after his eye specialist appointment..

I haven't noticed much limping the past few days after last week but today I noticed he was doing it again when he got up this morning.
I'm starting to lose hope...
I just lost my other dog and all this is happening one after another...
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Mochi is a 10 year old Pomeranian. Weighing 12lbs
Diagnosed with diabetes February 2016
Had cataract surgery June 2016. On 4.5 units of HumilinN
has high triglycerides-root of cause still unknown. New diet and omega 3 has helped.
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Old 07-24-2019, 10:44 PM
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Mochi's eye has become very complicated and concerning. It wont heal and has a lot of inflammation underneath..the eye specialists are trying to figure out a way to get rid if the infection and inflammation and may have to put him under to get under the eye.

Hes starting to limp even more and now his right front leg seems to be limping too..
I bought him flaxedin plus supplements for joints but I read on the label that it should not be given to a dog with diabetes...now another alternative is to give him cartrophen Injections. Do you guys know about those shots and if you think it's safe for diabetics?


I dont know how all this happened and is happening..
I'm a mess right now.. everything is just crumbling
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Mochi is a 10 year old Pomeranian. Weighing 12lbs
Diagnosed with diabetes February 2016
Had cataract surgery June 2016. On 4.5 units of HumilinN
has high triglycerides-root of cause still unknown. New diet and omega 3 has helped.
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:08 AM
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Hello to you and Mochi

I feel for you and your Mochi and we are all thinking of you
Its hard. Please be strong for Mochi
Does the vet think the eye inflammation is related to the limping?
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: anyone giving your diabetic dog glucosamine?

She did and asked for me to bring him to the vet and get another blood panel done. His blood work came back really good. Better than the last blood work 4months ago. So she doesn't think it does now.

I have a bad feeling that mochi may have jumped down the stairs and slipped or he tripped over things because hes unable to see. I really hope his eye will heal because I notice it does bother him and he's been wearing the come 24/7...

I got my vet to order dasuquin for mochi. Hopefully it works...
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Diagnosed with diabetes February 2016
Had cataract surgery June 2016. On 4.5 units of HumilinN
has high triglycerides-root of cause still unknown. New diet and omega 3 has helped.
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