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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-17-2019, 05:18 PM
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Posted By momofdecker
Re: Blood work results confusing...

Diabetes alone can cause elevated cholesterol and a low T4 value. If hypothyroidism is a concern please request that your vet run a full thyroid panel (through MSU or Dr Doddís/Hemopet). Just testing...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Out of control barking!

If it's a newly developed behavior it may be worth a vet visit. My diabetic boy had an obsessive love of barking (was a mixed breed with strong herding instincts). Over the years his barking got...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-06-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,830
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Cushing's, Diabetes and Hypothyroid

Thanks Mike - Glad to hear Lily is doing well!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-06-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,830
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Cushing's, Diabetes and Hypothyroid

Decker went from 10u of levemir (detemir) to 5u of levemir in the first five days of starting thyroid meds. He had a lot of muscle mass loss in his back end and general weakness prior to the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-06-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,830
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Cushing's, Diabetes and Hypothyroid

Was Lulu fasted for her blood work (see there was a nice drop in her cholesterol value)?


For some reference:
Decker had a pot belly and elevated ALT and ALKP - we originally suspected...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-05-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 48,781
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Queen Angel Tiggy July 30, 2018

Sandy,
Tiggy was such a beauty and so lucky to have you. Iím so sorry for your loss. Sending virtual hugs.

Holli
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-05-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 63,254
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Our sweet Vinny is an angel, July 27, 2018

Mel,
Iím so sorry to learn Vinny has crossed the bridge. I love your description of him being your monster. May those memories bring you smiles.

Holli
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-05-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 41,519
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Sweet Pippa's journey has ended... August 19, 2018

Iím so sorry to read about Pippa. I loved her character and all the stories you shared. May time ease the pain of her passing.
Holli
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-05-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,830
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Cushing's, Diabetes and Hypothyroid

My diabetic dog suffered from insulin resistance until his hypothyroidism was diagnosed. He was up to 10u of levemir with glucose consistently in the 500s.

You mention that your pup has had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-30-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,199
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Introducing Luna

If they are insistent on ruling out cushings, you could ask them to do a UC:CR urine test (urine cortisol/creatinine ratio test). You collect the first urine sample of the day and take it in for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-27-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 47,779
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Giving up...really canít take much more

Glad to see that the 2010 information has finally been updated to reflect what folks on this forum have been saying for years! Great article - thanks for sharing!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-31-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,984
Posted By momofdecker
Re: I feel like giving up

No doubt he knows you did all you could - Iím so very sorry for your loss.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-30-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,984
Posted By momofdecker
Re: I feel like giving up

Just adding - if you are able to bring him home, and the rear legs are still a concern - there are some harness options out there that can help tremendously. I had a 70 pound senior dog who had a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-30-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,984
Posted By momofdecker
Re: I feel like giving up

I had a dog who was diabetic and later on diagnosed with pancreatitis and hypothyroidism. His diabetes went uncontrolled for months until we discovered and treated the hypothyroidism.

The sugar...
Forum: Everything Else 11-28-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,647
Posted By momofdecker
Re: I lost by sweet Sugar Nov. 24, 2017

I remember Crissy Ann's inspirational story. No doubt Sugar was a lucky boy who lived a good life with you. I'm sure Crissy Ann was there to greet him. I'm so sorry for your loss. Nearly 16 years...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,723
Posted By momofdecker
Re: A good time to just chat?

Great update on Jack, Natalie. Life certainly has a way of changing courses over time.

We are unofficially back to being a two dog family. After Kinser crossed the bridge we were all ok with...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 46,008
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Jesse girl

Iím happy to read that Jesse has rallied and is still enjoying life. Love the story of her fight and your belief. Sometimes we have to stop and be thankful even when we canít explain the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 234,263
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Annie & Craig - Getting too smart!

Annie taught us all so much (as did you). Her tolerance and wisdom will be missed. Iím so sorry for your loss.

Holli
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 33,290
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Eddie Bear, RIP

Eddieís success story is one of my favorite stories. Heís so lucky to have had a family that didnít give up on him. No doubt his experience had helped many others hold onto hope under grim...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 17,283
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Jeb passed June 29, 2017...

Itís been a long time since Iíve checked in. Iím so sorry to learn that Jen has crossed the bridge. I hope time has helped ease the pain in your heart. He was a handsome boy who was lucky to have...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-09-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,880
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Stiff legs. Diabetic dog isn't walking well and falling/tipping over

Cervical (neck area) injuries are one of the few things that can impact a dog's front legs. Your description of his neck not letting him reach down may also indicate there is an injury to the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-22-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 34,803
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Nibbles earned his wings

Debbie,
Five years - where does the time go? I'm sure Nibbles still keeps watch from above and sends messages through the rest of your crew. Hope all is well with you.
Holli
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-22-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 46,008
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Jesse girl

Another year of good news for Jesse - Happy Belated! Looking forward to many more years of updates.
Holli
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-22-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,594
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Happy Ninth Anniversary to K9diabetes.com

Natalie,
Happy Anniversary! This forum has so much to offer - hope, support, advice, a safe place to express concerns, guidance, tips, and so much more. Thank you - this forum truly is an amazing...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-10-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,121
Posted By momofdecker
Re: Sweet KirbyK passed on March 7, 2016

Kara,
I'm so sorry for your loss of Kirby. He was lucky to have had you to love and care for him. May fond memories of him help you during this difficult time.
Holli
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