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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-18-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,283
Posted By LizE
Re: Introducing Luna

I'm so sorry to hear of Luna's passing. Losing a loved one is never easy but I hope you can get some solace from knowing you gave her the best life possible. Rest in Peace Luna,
Liz and Blue
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-31-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,283
Posted By LizE
Re: Introducing Luna

Sorry to hear about Luna. I just wanted to give you some moral support and say I think you are right to suspect that your vet is not supporting you.

There are other pain med options, your vet...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-10-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,391
Posted By LizE
Re: Grand Lady Snickers passes away April 21, 2019

I just wanted to update everyone on my status. After looking at several dog/no dog options we decided to get a Skye Terrier puppy. His name is Blue and he is ridiculously cute.

While there is no...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-17-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 48,612
Posted By LizE
Re: anyone giving your diabetic dog glucosamine?

I don't think glucosamine hurts dogs but I'm not an expert. I also gave Snickers collagen because it works so well for me. I used Macondo Pets Joint support...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-15-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 48,612
Posted By LizE
Re: anyone giving your diabetic dog glucosamine?

Dogs are very good at hiding pain. We don't recognize the problem in dogs until it reaches a tipping point. If your dog is limping a little in the morning something is not right.

One of the vet...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-14-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 48,612
Posted By LizE
Re: anyone giving your diabetic dog glucosamine?

Snickers had arthritis and I used to give her Ark Naturals sea Mobility Joint Rescue squares. She really liked the taste of them and you can break them into small pieces. They have glucosamine,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-22-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 48,612
Posted By LizE
Re: Question regarding cataract surgery

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dog.

Before Snickers became diabetic she lost much of her vision to the hardening of her lenses. I did not really notice it until the vet pointed it out. I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-06-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By LizE
Re: Recent diagnoses...completely overwhelmed!

Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you and Yoda are doing pretty good considering your world just turned upside down.

My dog was never a consistent eater until her diagnosis forced the issue. ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-24-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,391
Posted By LizE
Re: Help! I accidentally gave my dog too much insulin!

Thanks you for all the kind words of support.

I'm feeling a little better now and am finally getting some rest. The last week of Snickers life was pretty intense for me. She needed a lot of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-22-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,391
Posted By LizE
Re: Help! I accidentally gave my dog too much insulin!

Snickers passed away yesterday evening at home, surrounded by her family.

She had pancreatitis in February and never really got her strength up after that. There were good days and bad days but ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-17-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By LizE
Re: Diet-associated heart disease in dgs

Interesting read. Thanks for posting.

I've always felt that we just don't know that much about diet and nutrition for people, let alone animals. It's one of the reasons I have been rotating...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-09-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,514
Posted By LizE
Re: Ollie's Over the Rainbow Bridge

My deepest sympathies on the passing of Ollie. I'm so glad your family got to say their goodbyes at home. As painful as it was for you, I'm sure Ollie knew you did everything you could to love and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-07-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,113
Posted By LizE
Re: Levi - new thread

My deepest sympathies at the loss of Levi.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-02-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,937
Posted By LizE
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Wow. That was a huge drop in insulin in a pretty short time. Looks like being neurotic paid off for you that Izzy came thru so well.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-21-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,364
Posted By LizE
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

I brush my dog's teeth every day because she is not a candidate for a regular dental cleaning. For years I used Virbac CET enzymatic toothpaste. Snickers really liked the taste of if. I switched...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-18-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,514
Posted By LizE
Re: Ollie in decline?

Glad to hear Ollie is feeling better! I have a senior dog and she has gone through much of what Ollie has.

I think you are on the right track when you think depression might of played a factor...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-15-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,202
Posted By LizE
Re: Need help with Ben

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-05-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,036
Posted By LizE
Re: My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

Happy Anniversary! So glad your were able to work through the hard times. It can be such a long process but look at the payoff. Charlie is lucky you are on his team.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-05-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 46,224
Posted By LizE
Re: Jesse girl

Wow! Nine years and still going strong is quite the accomplishment. Congratulations!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-12-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By LizE
Re: Sugarversary

Congratulations! Love to hear that everything is going well.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-12-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By LizE
Re: Just diagnosed yesterday needing advice

I am so sorry for for your loss. Everything happened so quickly, it's understandable that you're just in shock. You were extremely attentive to Bella's needs and did everything you could.

My...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-04-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,602
Posted By LizE
Re: Help! Switching from Novilin N to Vetsulin

I won't comment on the Vetsulin switch but I will offer advice on making a change right before you go on vacation.

When my husband and I took an anniversary trip to Italy my kids rearranged their...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-03-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 48,612
Posted By LizE
Re: Can't get back to the normal curve

Your low has recently been at 100. If you raise your dose this is bound to go even lower. No matter how high your numbers get it's the low one that you really need to pay attention to.

The...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-30-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 48,612
Posted By LizE
Re: Can't get back to the normal curve

A .5 increase is a 10% adjustment so I would proceed with caution. I typically run my dog high and she seems to be OK with it.

If your dog food really did change you don't know if the numbers...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-26-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By LizE
Re: Her name is Sadie

Welcome to the forum! Sounds like everything is going as well as can be expected.

There's a lot of information to digest right away so don't be afraid to ask a lot of questions.

It will be...
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