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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-10-2018, 03:07 AM
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Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Diabetic Dog Going Blind

Scooter also can see distance but has a hard time with close up vision. Since cataracts grow from the center out, the close up is the first to go while they can still see around the periphery.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-08-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,916
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Oliie's Catarac

I can only speak for Scooter and myself but since starting on the drops in mid April he has been able to at least hold his vision to the same degree. I only wish I had started using them from day one...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-04-2018, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Cannot Get Ollie under Control

I'd still consider the additional supplements I use, but your call.

Google Lanomax.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-03-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,916
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Cannot Get Ollie under Control

I know you have other issues do deal with but if cataracts are in the early phase you might want to consider eye drops. They can help control/slow their development into full blown stage and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-30-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,328
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Need Help

When I brought Scooter to his internist back in April for his annual I told him how pleased I was with getting a handle on his diabetes. He also was pleased it was under control. But then he said...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-27-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Frustrated with food spikes

The issue of low BG numbers seems to be a bit overblown. I'm sure this can be specific to each pet and some may react differently but if normal BG is 80 to 120 getting close to that by way of insulin...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-24-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Paxton's Journey

If I'm reading this correctly, your pet is above 250 all the time. At that level cataracts are almost almost inevitable.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-24-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,708
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Paxton's Journey

You might want to consider trying drops if he has signs of cataracts. Depending how far along (how large and how dense) they are the drops may hold them at bay and possibly, just possibly cause some...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-18-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Frustrated with food spikes

Your original post here does not mention you are using Levemir. You mentioned Novolin R so I assumed you were using Novolin N, now.

Had I known that I would not have suggested considering Novolin...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-17-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,479
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Frustrated with food spikes

If your pet is having these drastic changes after doing well before it may be a change in insulin dosage or type is now required. Introducing Novolin R, the fast acting version insulin, can help to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-14-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Your thoughts and advice please

Allowing those BG levels to remain above 250 can lead to blindness from developing cataracts. If you're using the Novolin N now, the intermediate version, I'd ask the vet about adding Novolin R, the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,636
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Diabetic Dog Not Sleeping.. Any Ideas?

This may sound too simplistic, but Scooter will vocalize and pant when it gets too hot. He does this in the car and does it at home. Making him cooler (putting on the AC) and, thus, more comfortable...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-18-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Water drinking tips/tricks?

If you pet is up to walking that might be something to try. Scooter always heads for his water bowl as soon as he gets back from our morning or evening walk.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-17-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Horribly controlled

You need to find a board certified internist that has the additional expertise to help your pet. That should be your first priority.

It is likely there are new issues beyond just the diabetes if...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-08-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,197
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Scooter's cataract

Asked Scooter's internist about these new Lanomax drops. He says they do work in some cases. His information is they have a harder time with cataracts due to diabetes.

In to week four and, while...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-07-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,989
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: New to all this.

Try squeezing the spot where you prick. The blood should appear quickly and only a very tiny amount will work with the $9 ReliOn meter. Just keep the strip against his skin until the meter reads out....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-06-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,989
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: New to all this.

There is tons of information on this site on how to get blood to test. I never bought a lancing device. I just use the last syringe to prick Scooter. Needle is very fine and a quick, shallow jab does...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-05-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,989
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: New to all this.

These ReliOn meters are very accurate. The test solution only serves to validate the test strips, not the meter. They ship it as soon as you call them. Don't sweat that part, just start using the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-02-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,711
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: My Cairn diagnosed Feb 1 2018 -problems so far

From your description it does not sound like the vet had her stay there initially for the day to get her regulated. Is that correct? That is the proper procedure for newly diagnosed diabetics, not...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-29-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 23,830
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: OMG..Has anyone seen BG 73-74 Before and After meals???

Scooter goes under 80 (80 - 100 is considered normal) on occasion with no issues. He has been as low as 50 while sleeping during the day when I test at 2:30 (6 hours after injection). Again, he's...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-21-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Tricks to get them to eat

Most likely, the food is now hurting him during digestion so he does not want to eat it. Suggest making a switch, at least temporarily, to something easier for him to get down. Start with just a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-14-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By Scooterspal
Tricks to get them to eat

From time to time Scooter will turn his nose up at his food. The same food he has been eating with no problem for some time. That's when I have to resort to tricks to get him to eat.

Being...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-10-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 21,197
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: Scooter's cataract

I wanted to provide an update on Scooter's progress to this point. It has been about six weeks since my starting the Can C drops. Frankly, I have seen little change thus far. I've used the drops...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-29-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: New to all this....

Both my regular BCI, board certified internist, and the one I will see at the same practice "in a pinch" for simple work, have broached the subject. The latter being a bit more direct.

Also, all...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-28-2018, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By Scooterspal
Re: New to all this....

The consensus among most experienced vets who treat diabetes is dogs will show signs of cataracts with six months of developing diabetes. Scooter has them but can still get around fine. I am...
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