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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-15-2021, 06:41 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Help..It's me again with 2nd dog Squeaker.Diabets+ Cushings and more

If your not apart of k9 cushings you might want to join and post your results . They do a good job over there and understand the interaction of diabetes and crushing's
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-14-2021, 02:20 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Help..It's me again with 2nd dog Squeaker.Diabets+ Cushings and more

I think it maybe Chris . You may want to message Natalie how to retrieve his thread as its been along time ago . Well before jesse and me entered the forum

If your pup does have cushings and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-13-2021, 11:00 AM
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Views: 2,151
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

I give Jesse 175 mg a day . and she is 26 pounds . No scientific reason based on amount and weight just wanted to give it a try because her stools had been a struggle . Another thing that seemed to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-12-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Help..It's me again with 2nd dog Squeaker.Diabets+ Cushings and more

If its taking one unit of r to bring blood sugar down into the 300s you may need 4 to 5 units of NPH to do the same . It is worrisome to raise a dose to a higher level from a lower regulated level...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2021, 04:26 PM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Help..It's me again with 2nd dog Squeaker.Diabets+ Cushings and more

I suggested it wasn't ideal but I was prepared to do it long term if i had to . Natalie exclusively gave her dog r I believe every 4 hours . Its just more work managing and monitoring . . Its hard to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2021, 07:37 AM
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Posted By jesse girl
Re: Pippi's Story

Jesse had undiagnosed bowl problems with bouts of soft stools and diarrhea and blood at times . I put her on a daily dose of milk thistle permanently a few years ago and knock on wood she has had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Help..It's me again with 2nd dog Squeaker.Diabets+ Cushings and more

I used R and the even faster working log type insulins on Jesse . We also were struggling with high blood sugar but also we struggled with large swings in sugar which I know now is problematic to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

They say steroids' can create higher sugar when used but if it reduces inflation then that could help with blood sugar . Its a up and down process . It took jesse about 6 months to get her somewhat...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-07-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

the eye problems can get serious from what I have seen on the forum . The worse case scenario would be the eye needing to be removed . Drops will be prescribed to reduce pressures . You have to keep...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-03-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

the only other reason that I am aware of besides Cushing's is a thyroid problem that can cause resistance to insulin but your not there yet . Its been suggested that total resistance is one unit per...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-27-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New Member: Leg skin healing and insulin issues (Bailey).

ITs hard to know . For jesses meal its relatively low glycemic but it does have carbs like oatmeal yams and she does get quite a bit of grinded up vegies as her diet is homemade. I mixed and matched...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-27-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Insulin suddenly not working

Hi and welcome . I believe my Jesse became diabetic by being an intact female . She got pancreatitis and I believe the diabetes became permanent . She had a hysterectomy because they said she had an...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-26-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

You may want to talk to our sister site k9 cushings just to make sure your going in the correct direction on that subject . Sometimes vets go to that with higher numbers as a reason with blood work...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-26-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

Yes you are seeing resistance to insulin and it could be as simple as not enough insulin and as long as you started with a normal starting dose and raised the dose conservatively in response to the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-25-2021, 09:07 AM
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Views: 116,366
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Lily - My English Setter

Our heart goes out to you Mike and your beautiful Lily . You and Lily are an inspiration to the rest of us not giving up and preserving and enjoying that dogs life You and Lily's experience have...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-23-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New Member: Leg skin healing and insulin issues (Bailey).

Levemir is usually not appropriate for smaller dogs like your baily . Its not impossible to regulate but extremely difficult because like you said its 4 times more potent than the other human insulin...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-23-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Snowball not eating normally

For Jesse and the handful of times i personally did it was a simple process . I just dont feed her for a day maybe 2 . I have not restricted water . I give her a reduced dose of insulin which i have...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-22-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Snowball not eating normally

Wd is probably not a very appetizing food to begin with and many dogs wont eat it but they say it works well with injected insulin

I put yeast flakes on jesses dinner for flavor . She likes it ....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-21-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Snowball not eating normally

For my Jesse when she ate grass she had stomach upset . So the whining is not normal and may indicate pain . Snowball probably needs a checkup
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-20-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Snowball not eating normally

Lots of reasons dogs lose their appetite . I think the most concerning reason for a diabetic dog is pancreatitis . That would need to be diagnosed at the vet with a specific test . The inflamed...
Forum: Everything Else 04-18-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By jesse girl
Re: dog food recall list alerts

Good information Mo . Thanks
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-13-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member Earl

Glad everything has settle down for you and Earl . Sounds like regulation is good also . Keep up the good work

Congrats !
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By jesse girl
Re: Survey about caring for a diabetic dog

Thats an interesting product if it works .
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-31-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

There is nothing that is proven to help with cataracts except for better blood sugar . If it does no harm it can't hurt to try . I dont really do the tenting method as prescribed . I just grab the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-29-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 770
Posted By jesse girl
Re: New member looking for advice

My jesse started on vetsulin 11 years ago as that was the primary insulin for dogs at that time . It was taken off the market around that time so we switched her to NPH

Now she was not on...
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