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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-04-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,688
Posted By Jinxie
Re: New to this site. Jasmine needs HELP...

To add to the chorus, the Alphatrak is the way to go. I also was told to try the urine strips at first, and they were near worthless.

The result was I overdosed her in the first month and we...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-21-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,414
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Newly Diagnosed - Not doing well

My dog also had elevated liver numbers and when I researched her inappetance later in life, found that liver disease can cause it. Hers would come and go though and usually wasn't an issue. I...
Forum: Everything Else 07-16-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,075
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Probiotics

We use VetriScience Mega Probiotic. Jinx took them for a while and I didn't notice anything unusual with her BG. Azodyl, a kidney supplement, was the only thing she took that caused a noticeable...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-16-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Jinxie
Re: New to this and really struggling.

Jinx was 10 when she was diagnosed, so we were already slowing down when it came to exercise. Her "sibling" dog had hip issues at that point, so she wasn't pushing for marathons either.

After we...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-14-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Alpha trak 2 strips

There has been a bit of a price war going on at Amazon for the strips. I use CamelCamelCamel and had a price alert set up so I knew when the price dropped and could grab a box. I got some from...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-14-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,361
Posted By Jinxie
Re: New to this and really struggling.

For what it is worth, when my dog was first diagnosed and we started treatment, she was in the dumps for a few days. I wondered what the point was. She was lying around all the time, wasn't...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-14-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,257
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Alphatrak2 Meter

My meter worked fine for nearly 3 years. One time (of course when I went out of town for a night) the battery died without warning, but that was it.

Strips have been pretty "inexpensive" (for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-09-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Food suggestions for last few days?

Thanks for the well wishes. She went very peacefully in our house after enjoying many treats including nearly two steaks in the last two days. Another highlight was some waffles for the first time...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-08-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 208,484
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Your dog's diet, insulin, and meter used

Looks like I never posted here, so I'll post for other's reference.

Name: Jinx
Weight: ~73 lbs.
Breed: Rottweiler
Lived to 13.5 years. Diagnosed at 10 years, 5 months.
Insulin: Novolin N...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-08-2017, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Discount on supplies

Pretty good deal. I bought the Relion Novolin for $25 at Walmart and 100 of the Sure Comfort syringes at Costco were about $13.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-06-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Food suggestions for last few days?

Yes, the next 24 hours are going to be awful, but I know it is the right thing to do at the end of the day. She has lived a long life for a Rottie, especially one who hasn't exactly had perfect...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-04-2017, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Food suggestions for last few days?

Thanks for the suggestions. Think I might grab a steak today or tomorrow. Bought some treats yesterday too.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-03-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Food suggestions for last few days?

Thanks. She still hasn't turned down treats, but the fact she turned down warm chicken and broth the other day confirmed what we knew has been coming for a while. She came back and cleaned out the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-02-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Food suggestions for last few days?

Thanks. Your post reminds me to buy some fish, mackerel or I had also read sardines. And I'll consider some stuff for smaller treats to throw in there. Just give her a taste of a lot of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-02-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Omg gizzie is diabetic help needed

I will echo that. My vet was inexperienced with diabetes, so she suggested the urine strips at first. Didn't even mention home monitoring for blood. Those strips hardly told me anything useful. ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-02-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jinxie
Food suggestions for last few days?

Apologies for coming here with this, but I think I've come to the conclusion that this is my Rottweiler's final week. I'm 99% sure it is the right thing to do at this point, but still is an awful...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-15-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Needle gauge...does it matter?

Thanks for the responses. I bought them at Costco, so I think I will just try to swap them to avoid any discomfort. Bags are sealed, so not sure why it'd be an issue.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-12-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,294
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Oliver, new diagnosis

Buy an Alphatrak 2 meter. You just have to. Buying the strips stinks, and you'll waste a few as you get acquainted with the meter, but its good insurance. My vet was relatively inexperienced with...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-12-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By Jinxie
Needle gauge...does it matter?

I've been using 31 gauge needles for the 2+ years we've been doing insulin shots and I notice I accidentally bought 30 gauge last night. I forgot the bring the empty bag like I always do and saw...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-15-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,339
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Humulin to Novalin?

Not sure how I didn't notice this from reading threads here before, but Wal Mart essentially sells Novolin N for $25 a vial?

No need for a script? I just spent $133 at Costco for a new bottle. ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-20-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,070
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Azodyl and/or probiotics and effect on BG

I know I am raising this from the dead, but I was wondering the same thing, in particular with regard to Azodyl. I'm wondering if anyone found anything else out about it.

Jinx went on Azodyl...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-14-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Drops to prevent plaque

Just want to add that I've used Entirely Pets as well and they are reputable. My vet wanted her to take Resvantage and Azodyl supplements, both of which are expensive and they are the cheapest I've...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-19-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,872
Posted By Jinxie
Re: New (and naive) to Diabetes

I'm not exactly sure how to treat the ketones, but I can say that Jinx has been in the 300's for plenty of time and has not developed them, and the vet hasn't seemed too concerned.

I've had...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-18-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,960
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Shelby The Rottie just turned 7! 12.30.14

Happy b'day to Shelby. My Rottie's birthday was about a week ago. We aren't exactly sure when she was born. Middle of January somewhere. She is an old lady though. 11 this year.

Rotties are...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-18-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,176
Posted By Jinxie
Re: Breakfast nightmares!!

Jinx never saw a morsel of food she didn't want until she got diabetes. We had to buy one of those bowls to slow her down. She would go nuts while I prepped the food and at the ready as soon as it...
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