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k9diabetes 08-16-2008 05:09 PM

Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Hi,

To help everyone new to diabetes in their dog, please post what you use(d) for your dog:

Dog's name, breed:
Dog's weight:
Diet:
Insulin:
Number of units per injection and injections per day:
Brand of BG meter if home testing:

And feel free to add any additional information you feel would be helpful, as well as to update or add to your post as things change.

Natalie

k9diabetes 08-16-2008 05:13 PM

Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Dog's name, breed:
Chris (male)
mutt of unidentifiable origin (two DNA tests failed to identify)

Weight:
average of 60 pounds

Diet:
Last was Canidae canned chicken, lamb, and fish mixed half and half with cottage cheese or chicken

Insulin:
Novolin (Relion) Regular

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
average of 7 units per injection
four injections per day, every six hours

Brand of BG meter if home testing:
Mostly OneTouch Ultra, which was an average of 30 points low from lab values

Debbie & Apollo 08-16-2008 05:48 PM

Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Dog's name, breed:
Apollo, Yorkie

Weight:
average of 13 pounds

Diet:
Hills W/D dry and some canned (at shot time)

Insulin:
Vetsulin

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
4 1/2 units per injection
2 injections per day, every twelve hours

Brand of BG meter if home testing:
Use Urine test strips -
have OneTouch Ultra - need to get brave enough to use :)

We Hope 08-16-2008 06:12 PM

Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Dog's name, breed:
Lucky (neutered male), chihuahua

Weight:
9.9 lb

Diet:
W/D canned 1/3 can twice daily

Insulin(s):
Human Lente-type--worked for one week.
Compounded Beef Insulin--just as successful as the human insulin was.
Iletin II Lente (pork Lente)--regulated quickly on 2.5 units (IU) twice daily-product discontinued shortly thereafter.
Iletin II NPH (pork NPH)--used 3.5 units (IU) twice daily for about 2 months. Lucky had intolerances of the NPH suspension and preservatives.
Caninsulin/Vetsulin--regulated quickly on 4 units (IU) twice daily. U40 strength allowed us to "fine-tune" Lucky's great control using pork Lente insulin and make it even tighter.

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
4 units (IU) Caninsulin twice daily, every 12 hours.

Lucky was always professionally tested at least once a week.

Lucky had immune-mediated insulin resistance. His body recognized that the insulin wasn't his own and would react as if it was something harmful to be disposed of, such as a virus. The insulins would be destroyed by his system before they could do much about lowering his bg's. Pork insulin is a 100% amino acid match to canine insulin; when we arrived here, his body no longer destroyed the insulin, since it was just like his.

Mickey'sMom 08-16-2008 09:25 PM

Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Dog's name, breed:
Mickey....Bichon/poodle
Dog's weight: 16.9 lbs 6 years old
Diet: green beans, brown rice,chicken or turkey breast..some cesar dog food..
Insulin:
Vetsulin...7 units twice a day
Brand of BG meter if home testing
Accu-Chek Ultra


Mickey is also on a potassium pill once a day and Denamarin (milk thistle) once a day

BestBuddy 08-17-2008 01:20 AM

Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Dog's name, breed:

Buddy, Miniature Poodle, Age 15

Dog's weight:

5kg (11lbs)

Diet:

125g Science Diet Mature canned, 20g dry

Insulin:

Humulin N

Number of units per injection and injections per day:

5iu BID

Brand of BG meter if home testing:

Medisense Optium

Supplements & extras:

Glucosamine, Vitamin B, Amoxycillin, Benefiber, Lactilube & Acular for eyes

Jenny & Buddy

Cara's Mom 08-17-2008 08:03 AM

Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Dog's name,breed:
Cara
English Setter (Blue Belton)
Diagnosed Aug. 1, 2008
Cataract surgery and lens implantation Jan 22/09

Weight:
22.5 Kg (49.5 lbs)

Diet:
1 cup WD, 85 gr cooked chickenbreast, 3/4 c chopped green beans / twice day before shots
AM only 1 - 20 minims capsule cod liver oil

Insulin:
Caninsulin (Vetsulin)
Changed to NPH oct. 2011

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
10 units/AM 9 units PM

Brand of BG meter:
OneTouchUltra II, AlphaTrak
Keto-Diastix Urinestrips

eyelostit 08-19-2008 01:46 AM

Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Dog's name, breed: Niki 11 yrs old

Dog's weight: 44 lbs

Diet: 1/3 C Ground Turkey, 2/3 C Brocolli, 1/2 C Orijen sometimes a little brown rice.

Insulin: Relion Novolin NPH 10 1/2 units AM & PM

Number of units per injection and injections per day: 2

Brand of BG meter if home testing: Alpha Trak for curves, Walmart Relion meter for daily use, will use Alpha Trak if I feel there is a problem. I have used other meters but I'm satisifed with the Alphatrak and the Relion meter.

ladysmom06 08-19-2008 05:08 AM

Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Dog's name - Lady

Breed - Jack Russell Terrier

Weight - 11.5 lbs.

Diet - Chicken ,Turkey or Beef, Oatmeal, Cottage cheese, String beans, Celery

Insulin - Humulin N

Number of units - 5 units twice a day

Brand of meter - One Touch Ultra

Medicine - Trilostane 30 mgs. once a day for Cushing's

Supplements - Cosequin, Fish Oil, Milk Thistle, Pet multi vitamin

CarolW 09-15-2008 08:55 PM

Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used
 
Kumbi Ya Sentry X. Twitch y Thunderpaws
Red Australian Terrier, neutered male
Date of birth: 19 November, 1996
Diagnosed 1 September, 2006.
His sire, Buck, had diabetes also

Kumbi is in glowing good health; has been since last winter.

weight: 20 pounds

Diet: Medi-Cal Fibre Formula, one cup dry, 4 grams canned, twice a day, 12 hours apart; small treats of broccoli, low-fat cottage cheese, and the like.

Insulin: Novolin NPH
6.5 units, twice daily, 30 minutes after meals

One-Touch Ultra; One-Touch Ultra2; will be receiving a GlucoPet for testing and evaluation and reporting, to feature on my web site

Mostly blind from diabetic cataracts; has a bit of peripheral vision; apparently sees light and dark.

Kumbi came to me as a gift at eight months and two days of age, direct from breeder. I had him neutered two weeks later (with breeder's consent).

We walk twice a day from 20 to 40 minutes, with elder companion Australian Terrier (not related), Kwali Corazon Houdini Porcupine Twinkletoes; she is 1.5 years older than Kumbi, and came to me in poor condition at age 17.5 months (returned to [the same] breeder). These two are great buddies, and Kumbi benefits greatly from the companionship (so does Kwali, who is recovering from a mild stroke), at age 13.5

Cohort VekToria TwinkelMaus invites you to investigate further at:

http://www.coherentdog.org/vek/veksitemap.php

I'm brand new here; thanks, Natalie, for the great welcome!
Mon, 15 Sep 2008 19:48:33


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