Diabetes in Dogs: The k9diabetes.com Forum
 

Go Back   Diabetes in Dogs: The k9diabetes.com Forum > Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog

Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Anything related to your diabetic dog.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-14-2009, 07:17 AM
DeAnna2 DeAnna2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: anywhere in US
Posts: 10
Default Can Loss Muscle be rebuilt?

As many of you may have read, Tee Jay was just diagnose with Diabetes.

My question is can the muscle loss be replaced once you get your dogs BG below 200 and keep it there?

Gave Tee Jay a bath yesterday and couldn't get over how thin his once fully muscled hind legs were... Cairn Teriers are a heavy muscled dog. His hind end looked like a Quarter Horse's.. Round and well built. Now Tee Jay has no rear end.. just a pot bellie with legs.. sad..

Is there any way to rebuild these and other muscles that are loss do to the Diabetes?

De Anna
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-14-2009, 09:23 AM
k9diabetes's Avatar
k9diabetes k9diabetes is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 11,306
Default Re: Can Loss Muscle be rebuilt?

That's a classic sign of Cushings disease so if that isn't controlled you may not get it back.

Diabetes typically causes loss of weight throughout the body, Cushings in the hips and back legs.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-17-2009, 02:58 PM
bontemp's Avatar
bontemp bontemp is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 21
Default Re: Can Loss Muscle be rebuilt?

Our 11 YO black Schnauzer lost significant muscle mass in his back legs in late 2008 and walked very unsteadily shortly after he was diagnosed with diabetes. We began insulin therapy and got his insulin level stabilized. Vet tests say no Cushings (yet). Now he has recovered most of the muscle and walks in his old "confident manner". Hang on - there's hope!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-17-2009, 03:18 PM
DeAnna2 DeAnna2 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: anywhere in US
Posts: 10
Default Re: Can Loss Muscle be rebuilt?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bontemp View Post
Our 11 YO black Schnauzer lost significant muscle mass in his back legs in late 2008 and walked very unsteadily shortly after he was diagnosed with diabetes. We began insulin therapy and got his insulin level stabilized. Vet tests say no Cushings (yet). Now he has recovered most of the muscle and walks in his old "confident manner". Hang on - there's hope!!


Thank you for this encouragement.

TeeJay is still loseing weight. lost one pound in little over a week.

30 lbs in Feb,
27 lbs on May 7,
26 lbs as of May 15.

He needs to lose weight for sure, hope it stops at around 20 to 22 lbs.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:02 PM.


Disclaimer -- The content on this site is provided for informational and educational purposes only. While we make every effort to present information that is accurate and reliable, the views expressed here are not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by a licensed veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian for specific advice concerning the medical condition or treatment of your pet and before administering any medication or pursuing any course of treatment that you may read about on this site.

The views and opinions expressed by contributors to this forum are strictly their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the owners, administrators, or moderators of this forum and the k9diabetes.com website.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009, 2010 k9diabetes.com. All rights reserved.