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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-03-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,887
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Re: Milk Thistle

Update on my expensive Denamarin problem:

When I was using the new version of the chewable Denamarin, I purchased through a seller at Amazon.com...
Forum: Everything Else 08-19-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 90,536
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Camellia Camelo Suerte del Cielo DulcePaws

Wow! This is great and happy news. She's adorable and you two look as if you were made for each other. I love Camellia's hairstyle...the way the bangs cover one eye, and my, what sparkling white...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-16-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 38,520
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Ozzi is gone... August 15, 2010

Kevin, this is just the worst news. Ozzi was the luckiest fella in the world to have you. You helped him to live much, much longer than he would have with anyone else. I once got a sympathy card...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-16-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,727
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Help me understand what happened to Daisy

I'm so sorry that your precious dog is gone. I understand the need to find answers. I don't think anything you did or didn't do was responsible for your Daisy's untimely death. If I may, I do have...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-13-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,557
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Cucumbers causing low blood glucose?

Linda, can't wait to hear your report tomorrow. If it works, K9Diabetes members will be installing year-round greenhouses and turning our carniverous dogs into vegetarians, much to the chagrin of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-13-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,557
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Cucumbers causing low blood glucose?

I remember reading about gibberellins in the aloe plant when I was experimenting with Riley to see if aloe vera would lower his blood glucose levels (it didn't). I think cucumbers (or the seeds?)...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-13-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,860
Views: 395,930
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Patty's Ali

Patty,

I read an excellent article a couple of months ago that said the amount of contamination in a mid-stream clean catch specimen is so small when compared to the amount of bacteria that would...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-09-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,887
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Milk Thistle

I'm using the chewable Denamarin tablets but am looking for a replacement. Pro: It's liver flavored and I only have to put a dab of Braunschweiger on it to get the dogs to eat it which is great...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-09-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,051
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Update on Kyla

The photos are wonderful. Kyla's spirit really shines through. It's great that you took photos throughout her life so you can remember her beautiful and adorable self just as she was. My favorite...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-07-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,582
Posted By O'Riley
Diabetic Dogs & Dentistry

I can testify to the fact that dental problems can dramatically affect a dog's blood glucose levels. My dog, Riley, has been on Clavamox which tested "sensitive" against the culture for his UTI, but...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-07-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,752
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Jake seems sick...what could be wrong?

JennJenn....I'm starting a new thread on dog dentistry you might want to read. I think it may help with Jake.

~Rosey
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-06-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 50,599
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Kumbi died uexpectedly this morning

Carol... Thanks for the links to the books. I was glad to go back to that page on your coherentdog site that I had seen in March but was too frantic then with worry about Riley to dwell for long. ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-06-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,973
Posted By O'Riley
Preventic Tick Collars Not Good for Diabetics

My gosh, is nothing safe? I'm looking for a solution to tick problems. Someone suggested Preventic collars (also known as amitraz and mitaban) but then I read that they raise blood glucose levels...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-06-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 57,839
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Need help Baby's liver is elevated

Louise...I'm so sorry you have to be caught in the middle of vet politics. It's just wrong. I'm on my fifth vet in as many months, and driving over an hour to get there to boot, but I'm not going...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-06-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 50,599
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Kumbi died uexpectedly this morning

Carol, with regard to your looking for a healthy dog with no known medical problems on the horizon, I've been thinking lately that purebreds should become less and less popular. The more breeds that...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-05-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 57,839
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Need help Baby's liver is elevated

Ida...my dog, Riley, is also diabetic with liver problems. He recently had an ultrasound which I was able to watch, and his liver didn't look good. Apparently a healthy liver is supposed to have a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-04-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,752
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Jake seems sick...what could be wrong?

Just brainstorming with you here, but it might be worth a try to get a vial of Lilly's Humulin N. At least one member here switched from Humulin N to Walmart's Novolin brand (made by Novo Nordisk),...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-01-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,598
Posted By O'Riley
Re: eye drops

I have no first hand knowledge, but member Icaru outlined a homeopathic cataract protocol that included l-acetyl carnosine. You might do some research and see if the treatment is cataract-specific,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-01-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,063
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Protein in urine....what does it mean?

Hi Allison... I use the Multistix every week, and my experience is a little different than Joan's with regard to protein. My dog Riley's protein is off the chart high. Riley has both a UTI and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-27-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 118,806
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Margaret and Lucy

Margaret...I thought the "sensitivity" part of the "Culture & Sensitivity" test was meant to show antibiotics that would be effective in treating the infection, and also to provide a list of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-26-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 118,806
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Margaret and Lucy

Jenny....That's very interesting! Were there any side effects from using amoxicillin; i.e., diarrhea, higher blood sugar? How much did your dog weigh and what was the dose? Were you battling...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-25-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 118,806
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Margaret and Lucy

There is recent information out of the University of Minnesota that says a UTI-prone diabetic dog may need to be on antibiotics for three months, and even as long as six months in order to kick the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-22-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 18,038
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Oh my god

I wish I could answer your questions, but I'm new and inexperienced myself. One thing I do know, and I've seen happen here so many times, is that the experienced board members will be here soon with...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-22-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,988
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Penny - Wanting to start Home Testing

Carol, I would also like to know about Orijen. I'm trying two kinds of Orijen right now: Orijen Adult Formula (40% protein)(teal blue & black bag), and Orijen Red Meat Formula (38% protein)(red &...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-18-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 15,086
Posted By O'Riley
Re: Jess 10y/o Staff x Ridgeback

Claire....here is a very recent article about difficult to control diabetes in dogs:
http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/vetmed/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=665659&pageID=1&sk=&date=

It repeats...
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