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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-17-2018, 04:34 PM
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AlphaTrak meters available

Along the way, I have received three AlphaTrak meters - one old AlphaTrak original version and two AlphaTrak 2 meters, one used and one I believe has never been used.

These meters are available...
Forum: Everything Else 02-16-2018, 02:24 PM
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RECALL of dog foods adulterated with phenobarbital

From the FDA official release:

https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/ucm597135.htm?utm_campaign=2-16-2018-Smucker&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua



See the link for the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-13-2018, 06:49 PM
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Re: Advice appreciated:VETSULIN Trial To Start On Suzie

Because of that discontinuation of Vetsulin, which went on for a long time, we have far fewer Vetsulin users here than we did prior. The cost has also tended to drive a desire to use NPH instead....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-13-2018, 06:45 PM
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Re: Advice appreciated:VETSULIN Trial To Start On Suzie

The most common problem I've seen for dogs using Vetsulin is that the faster acting insulin in it dropped their dogs' blood sugar very quickly after injection - sometimes so far it was a problem -...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-12-2018, 02:08 PM
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Re: Hershey

Request a copy of all of her records from the veterinarian so you can see exactly what the curves looked like.

Vets vary widely in what they consider a large dose and high or low blood sugar....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-07-2018, 05:07 PM
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Re: Please HELP

Also very important to know - is she spayed?

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-07-2018, 03:19 PM
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Re: Please HELP

I am concerned about the dosage being given because it was raised rather quickly.

Ask the vet to give you all of the blood sugar readings they have taken on a printout and post them here - when...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-03-2018, 11:07 PM
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Re: My sweet boy has passed... Jan 30, 2018

I'm so very sorry... he was clearly a beloved family member and companion and you overcame a lot of fear to try and help him. It's so hard and then when something sudden and catastrophic happens,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-03-2018, 11:04 PM
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Re: Belle Belle Angel Status 1/30/18

Oh no... I'm so very sorry. Heartbroken for you and for her. Sending her a loving kiss skyward and a hug to you all.

I really hate pancreatitis...

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-29-2018, 02:48 PM
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Re: How to Manage CoMorbid Pancreatitis at Home?

How's her blood sugar?

She can have some insulin even if she won't eat - are you giving her insulin?

Most dogs can easily manage 1/4 to 1/3 of their usual dose when eating nothing at all....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-25-2018, 12:57 PM
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Re: Hello, my dog just got diagnosed with pancreas issues

I think he should have a full adrenal panel (blood test) done to see if he has Addison's disease, which is treatable, or some other endocrine disorder that can be treated rather than just assuming...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-24-2018, 03:14 PM
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Re: Bob - Seems scared of food and shots in the morning

Take a look at the videos at http://www.k9diabetes.com/bgtestvideos.html for guidance on collecting a tiny sample of blood for testing with a meter.

There is also information at the main...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-24-2018, 03:12 PM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Hello, my dog just got diagnosed with pancreas issues

An insulinoma is one potential cause of low blood sugar but there are others - Addison's disease is the opposite of Cushing's disease and would be improved by providing prednisone.

Liver...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-23-2018, 01:55 PM
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Re: I feel like giving up

Mistyped the link the first time, but I have corrected it now.

And there is a lot of general information at the main website in addition to the home testing videos: www.k9diabetes.com...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-23-2018, 01:54 PM
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Re: I feel like giving up

I am thrilled to learn that you're already adjusting to the injections! Congrats! Seriously, I was a major phobe and still am with myself and needles. I quit a microbiology major in college when I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-23-2018, 01:51 PM
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Re: Newly diagnosed 7 yr old Maltipoo

With Chris, we always asked ourselves if we might have regrets later. So if you can cancel or postpone and feel like you might regret it later, that would probably work best. But I understand if it...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-23-2018, 01:47 PM
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Re: I feel like giving up

I think getting blood is much easier than the injection. Take a look, if you haven't already, at www.k9diabetes.com/bgtestvideos.html (http://www.k9diabetes.com/bgtestvideos.html). There are numerous...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-23-2018, 12:25 PM
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Re: Newly diagnosed 7 yr old Maltipoo

If your pet sitter is quite capable, I would go but do you know her well enough to feel comfortable with her capabilities?

And is she able to give injections and your dog will accept...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-23-2018, 12:20 PM
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Views: 1,046
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: I feel like giving up

He should have insulin even though he's not eating - likely high blood sugar is what's affecting his appetite. And a dog who is regulated can have 1/4 to 1/3 of the regular dose of insulin even if...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-17-2018, 10:17 PM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: My best Pal, Coke

That's not a very big dose for a dog her size - I don't see a problem with raising the insulin dose.

Coke is sooooo beautiful! What a great looking dog. :)

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-16-2018, 01:18 PM
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Re: schnauzer having potty accidents

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry that you went through that. And glad you listened to your own instincts.

With potentially numerous issues going on, regulation will be challenging. High...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-16-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Toto

Hopefully it was just the treat - given at a low point in the insulin's activity, it could raise the blood sugar quite a bit.

Really lovely numbers! You're doing great with him!

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-16-2018, 12:58 AM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diagnosed diabetic dog

That's a BIG jump in the dose. How much does he weigh?

For a Maltese... I'm really worried about 6 units twice a day - you're giving it twice a day, yes?

At a typical starting dose of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-16-2018, 12:52 AM
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Views: 900
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Griffin... New to this and stressed out...

What a lovely update about Griffin! :)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-16-2018, 12:50 AM
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Re: Dachsund Katie

It's always worth testing blood sugar at home - more information is better!

Dogs can have some insulin if they refuse to eat - usually 1/4 of the normal dose is safe if they eat nothing at all....
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