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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-14-2022, 05:22 PM
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Re: Diabetic Australian Cattle Dog

To be honest, a rural veterinarian may not be capable of handling this. If the vet won't start insulin or run needed tests, she needs to go somewhere else.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-14-2022, 05:20 PM
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Re: Diabetic Australian Cattle Dog

Pancreatitis is another common problem with similar symptoms. There is a blood test for that. She should have, if not done already, a full blood panel.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-14-2022, 05:19 PM
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Re: Diabetic Australian Cattle Dog

She needs insulin so be firm on that with the vet. Has she been tested for ketoacidosis?

At 40 pounds, she could be started on maybe 7-8 units.

Ketoacidosis arises from high blood sugar and can...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-14-2022, 01:57 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 41,215
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Re: Scooter crossed the bridge today 12-3-16

She is so beautiful! I wish I could hug her!!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-14-2022, 01:56 AM
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Views: 41,215
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Re: Scooter crossed the bridge today 12-3-16

The beautiful Coco... :)

https://k9diabetes.com/userimages/K9DScootersMomCoco2022.jpg
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-20-2022, 05:39 PM
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Views: 159,023
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Re: Lily - My English Setter became an angel April 24, 2021

Aw.... beautiful!!!

Not sure how I missed this last time I was here but it's been kind of a crazy couple of weeks around here.

Congratulations to all! :)

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-20-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 41,215
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Re: Scooter crossed the bridge today 12-3-16

Dang, I missed this last time I was here. Congrats to you and to her!

The picture should be a JPG file and not terribly large. Easiest way for you to put it up is to make it your avatar. But you...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-18-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Diet Change Advice

At one point, our dog was treated by the guy who wrote the book your vet uses for endocrinology. That's unfortunate because he was useless.

Can your dog survive with blood sugar never below 300......
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-18-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Diet Change Advice

It looks like you aren't getting 12 hours out of the Vetsulin. And certainly the dose needs to go up. There's no reason to leave a dog's blood sugar in this high of a range. Overall, it's a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,764
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Re: Off balance and wobbly

Our dog's blood sugar tended to drop sharply on walks. So if Oliver's blood sugar was already relatively low, he could easily be going hypoglycemic while walking and then his body releasing a sugar...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,150
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newbie needing help

You might consider using a few different kinds of the Honest Kitchen so he's used to multiple proteins.

We fed our diabetic dog a variety of foods and continued with our nondiabetic dog after the...
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 03-11-2022, 08:59 AM
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Forum: Everything Else 03-10-2022, 12:19 AM
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Views: 166,395
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Re: Border collie Jack

Almost six years later... the heart murmur never caused any serious problems and was maintained at about the same level with taurine supplementation and CoQ10.

In September 2021, we felt like Jack...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-10-2022, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Looking for any guidance

It's hard to say what's happening with his blood sugar at the moment - a lot depends on whether he had a urinary tract infection and/or pancreatitis plus the antibiotic could have a significant...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-09-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,874
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!

Aw... I'm so sorry.

I understand... we just lost our dog (not diabetic) to cancer after he lost the use of his back end from a mass impinging on the spinal cord. Developed quickly and went...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Archive and main website

Particularly helpful are videos of how people have tested their dogs' blood sugar using various places: lip, base of tail, and callouses.

https://www.k9diabetes.com/bgtestvideos.html
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By k9diabetes
Archive and main website

We offer two areas where you can research pretty much anything related to canine diabetes.

One is the forum archive, where we keep copies of general information posts that are valuable even if...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My Pebbles just diagnosed so scared

Just checking in on you two - hope things are going well.
Forum: Syringes and Injections 01-22-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,941
Posted By k9diabetes
Places to inject saved to K9D

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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,360
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New member looking for advice

You can inject in many different areas. We started with the scruff but it built up scar tissue quickly. So we moved to the side of the chest just behind the front shoulder and that didn't develop the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 12,150
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newbie needing help

What have they been doing to treat the corneal ulceration?

There are several treatments involving scoring the area of the cornea, which helps it fill in the cells in multiple smaller spaces...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2022, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Finley, the pug ….Newbie.

Have any of the things you mentioned below improved?

Regarding hind leg weakness, my experience over the years shows that weakness related solely to high blood sugar in dogs comes from sustained...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-21-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By k9diabetes
Apologies for the downtime

This forum runs on old software and the provider server decided to assign a software version the forum can't run on. Fixed now. Someday I need to update this...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-09-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,764
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New diabetic ,first at home curve. I need help understanding.

Is it definitely just an infection? No damage to cornea? Or inflammation in the eyes?

Those kinds of problems contribute to the rubbing and the rubbing can damage the eyes.

Is he wearing a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-03-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Just Diagnosed Wednesday - totally stressed!

Always best to wait the 12 hours. You want to try to get on a regular schedule.
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