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Old 05-11-2019, 03:48 AM
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Default Re: Help for Romeo

Hi and welcome to the forum to you and Romeo.

The internist was right in reducing his insulin dose. A conservative starting dose for an 8lb dog would be 1.5 units every 12 hours. So now you are at a safe dose. Regulating tiny dog’s like Romeo can be tricky because of how their body reacts to even very small changes in insulin.

From our experience here, high protein, low carb diets are usually not the best for diabetic dogs. Because they are type 1 diabetics, they do better on moderate protein, low fat diets. They need carbs and fiber to help balance the absorption of insulin. When my Lily was first diagnosed with diabetes, I had her on a high protein diet and it was causing big swings in BG. Switching to moderate protein, low fat diet helped smooth things out.
Lily is a 62 lb English Setter, born 07-27-2007.
Diabetes: Aug 2013
Went peacefully to heaven on 04-24-2021
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