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Aneng 10-25-2021 09:55 AM

Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!
His endless barking for more food is also driving us crazy. We've just today tried moving to a three meal per day regime with his previous 2 X 8 unit injections given as 3 X 5.5 unit injections.

We have no life of our own now. It's endless barking... when he's left alone for two minutes, when he's hungry, when we're eating (and he also tries to get to our food), when he wakes at 4am for a pee etc etc. I get home from work and my wife, who's had him all day, is on the verge of a nervous breakdown so I take him from her and we are in separate rooms so she gets a break.

It's just unbearable.

jesse girl 10-25-2021 02:46 PM

Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!
With my Jesse she had many ups and downs being diabetic . The most difficult she developed dogie dementia . I always found ways to accept what reality we were in and work with it . Sometimes I had to ignore her as waiting on her hand and foot was not sustainable . She walked in circles ,got stuck in corners and went to the bathroom in the house . I put diapers on her to handle the last thing and I did not save her from a problem . At times she barked at night and just let her be . She had an appetite but kind of forgot how to eat and would make quite a mess .I had to separate myself like say a doctor with a patient . I believe there is a solution to every problem that lays undiscovered My Jesse lived longer than most with diabetics and epilepsy with just figuring out solutions to challenges
Yes it takes work and some frustration but me and he always found a way to have a wonderful life together .

k9diabetes 11-24-2021 01:15 AM

Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!
There are many good anti-anxiety medications for dogs - seems like that might be something to pursue - if only to see if it's anxiety or dementia or hunger.

The dog we have now is not diabetic but is fear aggressive and he has been on Prozac now for years. It has helped many dogs be less fearful. There are other anti-depressant medications used in dogs as well. I like Prozac though as it has basically no side effects

The other test you could do would be to set aside a day to feed him small meals throughout the day and just see if that stops the barking. You'd have to reduce the insulin to be safe from low blood sugar. But if you spent one day basically feeding him every hour and he stops barking, you would have an answer.

If feeding him every hour doesn't help, I recommend exploring medication to help him with his anxiety - the barking and the separation anxiety. That's a miserable way to live for him too and it's quite possible you can help him feel better and get your life back.


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