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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 02:19 AM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Shih tzu recently diagnosed plus Cushings

I will be sure to check back in tomorrow. My schedule's not so hectic at the moment so I can spend some time here.

But do take advantage of the Answers forum and the main website for tricks and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 02:17 AM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Shih tzu recently diagnosed plus Cushings

You don't have to make a tent to inject - as long as the insulin gets where it needs to go, any technique is fine.

I used to just barely pull Chris' skin away and insert the needle into the side...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 02:13 AM
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Views: 1,870
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Shih tzu recently diagnosed plus Cushings

The urine test strips can be a bit harder to find now that meters are so common but if you can't find plain urine strips you can use the multi-test strips.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 01:08 AM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Shih tzu recently diagnosed plus Cushings

Our dog really liked cottage cheese and we sometimes mixed that with baby food. I liked having some cottage cheese in there because it's slower to digest than baby food.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 01:04 AM
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Views: 1,870
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Shih tzu recently diagnosed plus Cushings

Vets aren't all on board with that idea but fortunately that's changing slowly.

About half of the body's use of insulin goes toward basal blood sugar - blood sugar circulating when there's no food...
Forum: Everything Else Today, 12:38 AM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Border collie Jack passed away on February 28, 2022

https://www.k9diabetes.com/userimages/JackWasSoHandsomeSM.jpg

A year since Jack finished stereotactic radiation and 9 months since he passed away after a tumor compressed his spinal cord. We miss...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 12:19 AM
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Posted By k9diabetes
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 12:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,870
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Shih tzu recently diagnosed plus Cushings

You usually can give 1/4 to o1/2 of the usual insulin dose with no food, and withholding food is often best in this kind of situation.

If you've never given insulin without food, start with 1/4 of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 12:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,870
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Shih tzu recently diagnosed plus Cushings

Baby food sometimes works - beef, chicken, or turkey. Also cottage cheese with maybe some more aromatic cheese sprinkled on it.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-14-2022, 05:22 PM
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Views: 7,074
Posted By k9diabetes
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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Views: 7,074
Posted By k9diabetes
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
Replies: 265
Views: 7,074
Posted By k9diabetes
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: 44,502
Posted By k9diabetes
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
Replies: 208
Views: 44,502
Posted By k9diabetes
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: 167,837
Posted By k9diabetes
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: 44,502
Posted By k9diabetes
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: 1,120
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: 1,120
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: 3,363
Posted By k9diabetes
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: 177
Views: 14,458
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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Views: 107,687
Posted By k9diabetes
Forum: Everything Else 03-10-2022, 12:19 AM
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Views: 178,367
Posted By k9diabetes
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
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Views: 729
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: 7,899
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
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Views: 682
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
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