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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-08-2020, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Riliey and Mo
Thumbs down Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

if the vet addressed the infection you would have been prescribed an antibiotic
seems he has an infection and that will raise his bloodsugar.
also he could have a tooth infection. a good cleaning...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-05-2020, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Roxy the Boxer

Run free Roxy
know that we cared and loved you
mo
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-20-2020, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Commercial dog foods for Diabetic

1350 cal is alittle over 4 cups.
if you slowly reduced his calories without reducing insulin you could maintain regulation

3.5 cups is 1207 cal. this is still in the recommend mfg food guide
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-13-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Vetsulin vs. Novolin N vs. Novolin 70/30

theres 2 dogs on this thread

can somebody move to individual threads for easier reading
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-13-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,417
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Vetsulin vs. Novolin N vs. Novolin 70/30

one site with 70/30 info:

search insite insulins 70/30

www.diabetesindogs.fandom.com
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-10-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Vetsulin vs. Novolin N vs. Novolin 70/30

70/30 insulin will start working fast in 10 to 20 minutes

changing insulins is tricky starting all over

for a 9 lb dog x .25 is 2.25 units twice a day

i would start off with 2.25 units...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,801
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

the initial recommended dose is 0.5 iu kg insulin body weight
0.5 x 29.48 kg dog is 14.74 twice a day

the initial start dose in .lbs is .25 iu lb insulin per body weight
.25 x 65 .lbs dog is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-07-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Elderly long-term diabetic having weird episodes

important

back in 2014 u started at 7 units. in a week you got up to 14 units. thats a big jump.

changes in insulin take 7 days to take affect

your changing insulin twice a day.

her dose...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-07-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,801
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

great youve got her eating and that curve is flattening out well.

you doing great . lets see a curve on the weekend and go up one unit at a time from now on.

shes under dosed at 14 units as...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-04-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,801
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

it takes time for changes.

when Riles didnt eat i gave him 1/4 of his insulin dose and if he ate 1/2 food i gave the recommended half of his dose.

can you try a topper on his food like...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-03-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 22,276
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Questions about Yuki

you could add a topper like salmon see if he eats more
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-03-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Elderly long-term diabetic having weird episodes

hi

16 kg is 35lbs
for a 35lb dog 20 units seems alot
starting dose would be 8 units x 2
without eating properly and the high insulin
and along with other meds not eating well can bring on...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-01-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,801
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

i think your good to go up 2 units
you must test more at least 4 times a day to catch any low numbers.
it takes a while for changes to level out changes in food 3.25 to 2.50 cups and the change to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-26-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Best BG meter

i used the alphatrack2 with the freestyle lite strips. strips are half the price. i bought whatever lancets were on sale without using the lancet device
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-05-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Dog diagnosed with diabetes 4/28/20

the best diabetic senior dog foods out there can be found at dogfoodadvisor.com
2 ilike are Natural balance lamb grain free and Merricks grain free senior.
i fed Riles the Merrick canned grain free...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-29-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: fructosamine testing

well new vet new data on the first visit.
i think Cricket would prefer the fruc test rather then sit around all day doing a curve. one prick or several mmmm. yup cricket wants one.
you can post a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-29-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Not sure what to do.....

i too changed insulins from caninsulin here in canada to novolin nph. the vet fired me. i started taking control of Riles diabetes. i was up to 6 1/2 units. everybody said up the insulin. i...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-17-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Setback after dog had an UTI

glad you asked about home testing.
you just need the right tools and watch a blood sugar testing video.
i used the purple dog glucose meter looks my advair. i bought the glucose strips and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-15-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Setback after dog had an UTI

no i havent had this situation but if i had of i.d take my dog to a vet.
antiobiotics play havic on blood sugar. this may be the problem. also too many changes in insulin. food. and water are...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-12-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,801
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

good job this curve is good.
the lowest number is 388
your okay to up one unit to 11.
keep up the good work regulation is just around the corner.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-02-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,801
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

this journey gets easier its just getting it all together at first thats hard but its doable and well worth it
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-01-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,801
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

hi
thats good news

just wanted to mention the amound of food twice a day is important
it goes by weight also
i would check the mfgs website or the dog food bag to see how many cups per day then...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-25-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,275
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Help! Sugars will not go down (newly diagnosed)

one thing you might look into is the Acana feeding chart for the senior food. it goes by weight.

theres alot more meat in this dog food.

its possible theres too much food raising the blood...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-04-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,123
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Newly Dx: Ruby, my foster rescue Yorkie mix

Hi and welcome
As JG said the insulin dose is small
Its recommended when you do a change to wait a week then do another curve before raising the dose.
I would raise the dose to 1 unit total from...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-03-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,055
Posted By Riliey and Mo
Re: Here we go again!!!!!!!!

Yup the lip worked great for us
I added some salmon juice on Riles food for breakfast..he gobbled it up
Different tricks for different dogs
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