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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-14-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Eddie
Re: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

Sorry I can’t help with sourcing enzymes as we are in the uk and they are readily available online.
I did suspect that they speeded up the digestion of food but there was no way our dog could have...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-13-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,334
Posted By Eddie
Re: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

Our dog had EPI long before he got diabetes and the symptoms are very different. With EPI they are voraciously hungry, lose weight very very fast despite eating all they can, and their poops are...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-12-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,260
Posted By Eddie
Re: Neuropathy and Methyl B-12

We used B12 methyl for our dog, Eddie, when he completely lost the use of his back legs and his tail due to neuropathy. We were still regulating his sugar levels so we never knew exactly what helped...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-01-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,492
Posted By Eddie
Re: Diabetic Neuropathy/ Very Scared!

We gave our dog a lot of b12 since we felt we had nothing to lose. He was getting regular injections of b12 from the vet and we also gave him several human “one per day” tablets of it every day. My...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-27-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,380
Posted By Eddie
Re: Bob - Seems scared of food and shots in the morning

Hi from another UK member.
Our vet had us doing urine testing for a while too, then I found this forum and decided to try blood testing. I was prompted to do it by a member from Wales offering me a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-06-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,492
Views: 229,841
Posted By Eddie
Re: Annie & Craig - Getting too smart!

Craig
I am so sorry to read this news about your little Annie. You looked after her so devotedly and I am sure she will have known how much she was loved right to the end.

I am sure that you and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-01-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,442
Posted By Eddie
Re: Eddie Bear, RIP

Thanks for those comments. This is such a lovely community!
We miss Eddie very much but we do have happy memories of him to mix with our sadness.
Antonia
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-05-2017, 03:54 AM
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Views: 576
Posted By Eddie
UK Meter and test strips available

I have a OneTouch UltraEasy meter plus 500 test strips (with dates into 2018) plus two lancet devices and some lancets available free to anyone who would like them.

I am in the UK but am happy to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-25-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,442
Posted By Eddie
Re: Eddie Bear, RIP

Thank you all for your kind replies. I do feel a real part of a community on here - of people who know what it is like to become exceptionally close to your dog because you are so involved in keeping...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 32,442
Posted By Eddie
Re: Eddie Bear, RIP

Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our lovely Eddie Bear. He had coped amazingly well with a number of ailments but this last battle, against old age, was the one he could not win.
He had become...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-03-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,492
Posted By Eddie
Re: Diabetic Neuropathy/ Very Scared!

Hello and welcome!

Yes - if it is diabetic neuropathy it is reversible.

Our dog had severe neuropathy just after he was first diagnosed. It was awful to see him unable to stand and we had to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-22-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,168
Posted By Eddie
Re: Newly diagnosed

Hello and welcome

Our dog, who is a Lab cross, had diabetic neuropathy which does sound rather similar to what your dog is experiencing. Your dog is different to ours in that the leg weakness...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-20-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,511
Posted By Eddie
Re: Inspiration for everyone

That's a lovely update on Ollie.

I'd echo your words about it being a steep learning curve at the start but it does become much easier and more routine. We have been at it for four and a half...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-20-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 44,924
Posted By Eddie
Re: just needing a little support and positivity..

This is interesting for me in the UK.

Here (in my experience at least) we don't typically do any annual blood testing of dogs. We take them for annual booster vaccinations and the vet does a very...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-20-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,415
Posted By Eddie
Re: Chew "bones' for dogs with diabetes

We have used deer antlers but the dogs have not generally been very interested in them. They can end up with some quite sharp edges. We sometimes found them with bits of blood on them.

We have...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-20-2017, 06:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,502
Posted By Eddie
Re: Testing after regulation

We test twice a day at times when we know he is likely to be running low. It means we can catch it before it goes too low and/or adjust his exercise. We have not done a full curve for a long time.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-15-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,321
Posted By Eddie
Re: Newly diagnosed and struggling

Hello and welcome!

I would first of all try getting her to eat her usual food so that you can then give her some insulin as her BG won't go down without that.

You will find all sorts of food...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-06-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,448
Posted By Eddie
Re: Feeling defeated

Keep on keeping on!

We've been at it for four and a half years and our dog can still give us unexpected highs and lows for no reason that we can fathom. There re so many variable factors and we...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-26-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By Eddie
Re: back leg shaking..diabetes related or no?

Hello and welcome

In the early days after his diagnosis our dog had very bad diabetic neuropathy in his legs so that they became very weak and he could barely stand up or walk.

I do not...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-25-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,891
Posted By Eddie
Re: Anyone know more info about Apoquel?

Eddie has been on Apoquel for several years, virtually since it came on the market. It makes a huge difference to his itchiness and we have never observed any impact on blood sugar numbers. He has...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-11-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,185
Posted By Eddie
Re: UK Cost of insulin

We use plain syringes - BD ones that cost about £10 for 100 on Amazon.

We get a prescription for the insulin from our vet (£14) then order it from Animed at about £17 for a 10ml bottle which lasts...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-09-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,766
Posted By Eddie
Re: New to dog diabetes

Hello and welcome!
The issue with your dog's legs might be diabetic neuropathy which makes them go weak. Our dog had this severely but we just carried on trying to get his blood sugar stable and it...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-09-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 44,924
Posted By Eddie
Re: My dogs hair is clumpy..

Hi I just thought I'd chime in as our dog had terrible itchy paws and he has got on very well with Apoquel which he has had continuously for maybe 3 years (pretty much ever since I could get hold of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-09-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By Eddie
Re: murphy

Hello and welcome!

I just had a couple of things to add to what Craig has already said.

Unspayed females often seem to be more challenging to get regulated due to fluctuating hormone levels....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-22-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By Eddie
Re: Happy Ninth Anniversary to K9diabetes.com

I'd like to add our thanks to Natalie for running this website.

This forum helped keep Eddie alive in the early weeks of his diagnosis after the vet had misdiagnosed his leg trouble and told us...
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