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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-25-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 89,643
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Re: Lucy, our rescued cattle dog, is an angel... April 21, 2014

How can it be seven years... our Jack is now turning 14. Time goes by too quickly.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-25-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 115,515
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lily - My English Setter

So sorry for your loss Mike. She was a beloved friend and I know how much you will miss her.

Natalie
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 04-02-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 93,853
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Crissy Ann's Long Road through Diabetes and Atypical Cushing's disease

That is quite an adjustment for everyone! Are they "adjusting?"

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-02-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By k9diabetes
Survey about caring for a diabetic dog

From Izzy Sullivan, University of South Carolina. I checked it out and it is related to marketing of a saliva-based glucose testing system called Vet Tab.

https://vet-tab.com/

Hi all! I am a...
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 03-07-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 93,853
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-07-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,842
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Puppy and Diabetes help

Bringing this thread forward for a newly diagnosed puppy.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-07-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New member and need advice

I would explore the option of a better veterinarian. Having one you don't trust makes everything difficult!

However, lots of vets still aren't great with diabetes. So you have to do some research...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Hope for Abby?

To the degree that her problems standing BG and walking are due to diabetic neuropathy, there is a good chance that she will notice when her blood sugar has been controlled for a while.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Diabetes and blindness

I suspect after many years involved with canine diabetes that 75% is in the ballpark. Dogís eyes tend to be very sensitive to high blood sugar, leading to destruction of the lens. Our dog lost his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diagnosed Jack Russell Terrier with Diabetes

My apologies for missing your question. If the blood sugar has been very high for a while, dogs can get diabetic neuropathy in their back legs. It is usually temporary and will dissipate when blood...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 38,006
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Yuki as crossed the bridge Dec 2020

Damn... such a sad time for so many. I hate cancer. Thatís what took our diabetic dog too. I am so sad to learn that Yuki has passed. He was beloved though and that meant so much to him. He was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Angel Kobe...

Oh no... I am so sorry to learn that Kobe has passed. I know your heart is broken. Sending you a hug and a kiss skyward to Kobe. He was loved deeply. That in the end is the most important thing.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2020, 01:58 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 75,519
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Pray for mochi..

Iím so very sorry to hear this sad news about Mochi ... sending you a hug and peace as best it comes at a time like this.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 75,519
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Pray for mochi..

They can have between one quarter and one half of their normal insulin dose with no food.

Base how much you give on their blood sugar. If it's pretty high, you can likely safely give half the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Non-repeating BG numbers

The insulin is lasting about 12 hours but is poorly balanced with digestion of food and conversion to sugar.

Substitution some of his food with something quickly digestible could definitely help...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,562
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Diabetes Now Hypoglycemia-Help

In a diabetic, low blood sugar can be related to other issues. As Jesse Girl said, there may be a lack of digestion of food and conversion into sugar. Also, liver and kidney problems affect the basal...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My experience with the Freestyle Libre

Our OneTouch Ultra meter consistently read the blood sugar about 35 points lower on average than the AlphaTrak when I did a similar test of blood drops over time tested with both meters.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,090
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New to this forum

I LOVE his consistency - the patterns for those two days are nearly identical.

Where are the meals and injections on these graphs?

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 115,515
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lily - My English Setter

My apologies for being so long in saying...

Happy Teenager Lily!!! You go girl!!

Our nondiabetic dogs turned 13 a few months ago too. Time goes so fast...

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,505
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Not sure what to do.....

That's great news! I love NPH - so affordable and works very well for so many dogs. In a way, it was good that Vetsulin was pulled from the market for a while - it introduced a lot of veterinarians...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 38,006
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Questions about Yuki

Low cortisol would make him feel pretty crappy and would explain not wanting to eat. Have they measured his cortisol production?

In his later years, Chris' appetite varied a lot from day to day...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,634
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Scruff the Schnauzer, Rest in Peace 10/31/15

It's nice to see you here and to hear that things are going well.

I feel the same about Chris and his many friends here at the forum. Time makes the memories warmer and softer and sweeter, takes...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Pippi's Story

Oh, that must have been so scary to come home to find bloody diarrhea. Poor girl. Our nondiabetic dogs gets colitis periodically... three or four times in 12 years. Sometimes with blood. He gets some...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Looking for dog food alternatives...

That sounds like a lot of insulin for a blue heeler. Please tell us how much she weighs and what measures of her blood sugar have shown.

Are you testing blood sugar at home?

Diabetic dogs do...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-22-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Joy the Mini-Schnauzer

I suspect the diet could be improved by adding some carbs.

For many dogs, meals that are primarily protein are not digested quickly enough to match up with their use of insulin. So you get the...
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