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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Question regarding cataract surgery

Sorry about the loss of your non diabetic dog.

My Lily had successful cataract surgery about five years ago and the difference in her sight was immediate. She goes back every six months for an eye...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-14-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 76,846
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Lily - My English Setter

Just checking in with a Lily update.

She’s aging gracefully, but slowing down a bit as she grows older. I probably shouldn’t say this but she hasn’t had any ear or skin infections for a long time...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-14-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Hemp Oil for diabetic dog

I know. There are so many to choose from. We can now buy CBD oil from retail stores in New York State.

Her vet did a lot of research and recommended Cbdistillery in Colorado. She said the most...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-14-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Hemp Oil for diabetic dog

On the advice of one of my Lily’s vets, I started giving her CBD oil for her arthritis. She’s been on it for about a month now. It seems to help and I’ve been able to keep her insulin dose the same....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-13-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Vetsulin vs. Novolin N vs. Novolin 70/30

Most of us who have switched their dogs from Vetsulin to Novolin N have been successful. You can get it at Walmart for about $25 per vial.

I would start your dog with Novolin N, which is an...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 592
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Help for Romeo

His old food has about 22% protein and 11% fat on a dry matter basis, so that wood be good. Iíd go back to that and see what happens.

If you do go back to the Natural Balance L.I.D., donít change...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 592
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Help for Romeo

Hi and welcome to the forum to you and Romeo.

The internist was right in reducing his insulin dose. A conservative starting dose for an 8lb dog would be 1.5 units every 12 hours. So now you are at...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-09-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,062
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

Nice curve! Sheís making good progress:)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-02-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,079
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

Glad you’re home testing now and yes, you need to wait a week before you do a 12 hour curve. It takes a dog’s body 5 to 7 days to adjust to any change in insulin dose. Remember that getting a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-01-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,079
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

Iíd get her to a vet as soon as you can. If you donít trust your current vet, find a new one.

Insulin should be given, even if your dog doesnít eat. Just so you know, here are the guidelines for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-30-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,079
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

The most common pet glucometers are the Advocate PetTest and the AlphaTrak2. In both cases the manufacturers test strips are recommended and can be expensive.

The OneTouch Ultra2 and OneTouch...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-26-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,079
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

Hi and welcome to the forum to you and Laika.

Like others have said, it looks like your vet is doing all the right things. Did the vet give her anything for the UTI? Itís very important to clear...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-15-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,062
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

In regard to post surgery care and the whole process, take a look at what Lilyís opthalmologist has to say... http://www.animaleyecareofwny.com/references/cataracts.html

Your surgeon may be less...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-14-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,062
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

Hi Karen,

My Lily had successful cataract surgery back in 2014 and her sight and eye health is still very good. She still gets a daily non steroid anti inflammatory eye drop and visits the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-14-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,719
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Ollie's Over the Rainbow Bridge

Rest In Peace Ollie. Your parents cared for you very much and will miss you.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-18-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 37,239
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Blood work results confusing...

The problem with hypothyroidism is that the symptoms are similar to other disorders. Lilyís main symptoms were hair loss, rat tail and insulin resistance.

I always show people these before and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-18-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 37,239
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Blood work results confusing...

Like Holli said, if you suspect hypothyroidism, make sure your vet has a full thyroid profile done at MSU or Dr. Dodds Hemopet.

To properly diagnose hypothyroidism, a full thyroid profile needs...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-09-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Using Freestyle testing strips

Youíll want to try the Freestyle Lite strips. Craig posted about what codes to use here...
http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7122
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-08-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,461
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Hi and welcome to you and Annie. Hopefully one of our moderators will see this post and create a new thread for you.

There are several members that have dealt wit both Cushings and diabetes....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-06-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,165
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Need help with Ben

To add on to what jesse girl has said... Ben’s BG numbers looked pretty good back in 2016. Has something changed medically that would be causing high BG?

Any dental problems, urinary tract...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-05-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,461
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Let us know how todayís curve goes. That will tell us more.

Iíd be careful about changing the amount of food and insulin at the same time. We usually like to only change one thing at a time.
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-04-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 42,288
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Jesse girl

Congratulations to you and jesse!:)
Love how you have found an innovative way to manage her diabetes.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-03-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,823
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: My Max, one year since diagnosis

Nice:)

Congrats to you and Max!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-01-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,743
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

Congratulations to Charlie and you!

Keep up the good work:)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-26-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 13,092
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: New member Snowball

Her February BG numbers look really good. Most of us here on the forum would be extremely happy with these numbers.

The article that jesse girl has provided may provide some clues as to why...
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