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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-30-2018, 09:53 PM
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Terry Pagan, kindest heart of the CDMB

I found out today that Terry Pagan, the kindest of souls and an administrator of the prior forum, the Canine Diabetes Message Board, passed away on September 25. The serious old timers among us knew...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-29-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 2,060
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Re: New member Snowball

Ah, I see you said 8 pounds. 3 units twice a day - it is given twice a day? - could be too high of a dose, causing her to have low blood sugar at certain times of day.

The "average" dose for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-29-2018, 03:43 PM
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Views: 2,060
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Re: New member Snowball

Testing her blood sugar at home would be the best approach. Go to www.k9diabetes.com/bgtestvideos.html (http://www.k9diabetes.com/bgtestvideos.html) and you can see various places to test and how...
Forum: Everything Else 09-26-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
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Re: Yesterday morning I lost my last little dog, Hank.

Bonnie... I'm so sorry that I missed this when you originally posted it. I'm heartbroken to know that the last of your trio has passed on. I can picture them all in my head from photos I've seen of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-24-2018, 01:55 PM
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Views: 8,734
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Re: Pancreatitis flareup?

Really glad it's not pancreatitis - painful and very expensive to treat! Our nondiabetic dog recently came down with a bit of colitis. No idea why. Bland diet and some Flagyl and he was back to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-21-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Exercise and what time of day is best?

Best time for exercise depends on your dog's feeding/insulin times and the shape of the blood glucose curve.

You want to avoid times when the blood sugar tends to be lowest, and that varies...
Forum: Everything Else 09-18-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,092
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Surpise meet my friend

Dolly passed away August 3, 2018, after a lengthy illness... so sad... she was a wonderful friend to animals and a kind human being.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-18-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By k9diabetes
Sad news - Dolly Refosco, dear friend to diabetic dogs around the world, passed away

Recently, someone asked me to try to track down Dolly Refosco, a longtime member of this and the preceding forum who worked tirelessly online to help people with diabetic dogs get the support they...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-20-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
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Re: How long has your dog lived with diabetes so far (Jan 2018)

Since so few had a chance to respond to this when it was originally posted in January, I'm just bringing it forward.

If you haven't already responded, please do, and for those of us who have lost...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-20-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 34,889
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Re: Sweet Pippa's journey has ended... August 19, 2018

Aw, Jen... I'm so very sorry. It's just so hard after fighting battles for so long. She was obviously dearly loved by her family so I know she had a wonderful life. You were such a blessing to her.
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Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 08-08-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,795
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Re: Natalie's Chris

It’s hard to believe... our Jack is turning 11 and getting to be a senior himself.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-05-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly Diagnosed

No one can prevent you from testing your dog's blood sugar at home. Just go get a human meter - best bet on brand is a OneTouch if you have those handy there - and do it.

The OneTouch models...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-05-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,429
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Glucose readings high the last day and a half .

Do you have any insulin left in the old bottle?

We used to always save a little in the old bottle for situations like this so we could compare and see if there was a problem with a new bottle....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-01-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 53,515
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Re: Our sweet Vinny is an angel, July 27, 2018

Mel... I'm so very sorry to hear that Vinny has passed. He was such a beautiful boy... loved the photo of him with his fancy nails... and you all got through so many challenges. I know how hard it is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-31-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Successfully treating UTI in diabetic Rottie

Rotties seem to be challenging diabetics - not sure why exactly - but it is definitely a trend I've seen over the years. They can go a while on a dose of insulin and then abruptly it's far too much...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-31-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 40,106
Posted By k9diabetes
Tiggy is an angel July 30, 2018

So many years since Sandy has posted her about the Diva... I'm sad to let you know that Tiggy passed away yesterday. Not from diabetes - other health issues. I believe she was 15 years old and she...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-31-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By k9diabetes
AAHA Guidelines for diabetes 2017 update

There's some excellent information in these guidelines - including immediately giving Vetsulin / Caninsulin twice a day - and a quite conservative starting dose of 1/8 of a unit per pound.

AAHA...
Forum: Diabetes and Regulation in General 07-31-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By k9diabetes
AAHA Guidelines for diabetes 2017 update

There's some excellent information in these guidelines - including immediately giving Vetsulin / Caninsulin twice a day - and a quite conservative starting dose of 1/8 of a unit per pound.

AAHA...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-22-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By k9diabetes
Mowgli! Handsome diabetic poodle for adoption

Mowgli is a cute little black poodle eleven years young who has diabetes and is looking fir a forever home. He is located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada

http://guelphhumane.ca/adopt/available-animals/...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-09-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Diabetic Dog Going Blind

Cataracts beyond a certain stage cannot be reversed as the structure of the lens actually deteriorates.

https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=4952222

However, most...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diabetic and insulin doesn't seem to be helping

The U.S. version of Caninsulin (Vetsulin) eventually dropped the emphasis on starting with one injection per day, wisely, and I really wish the Canadian and British guidelines would do the same.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diabetic and insulin doesn't seem to be helping

The weak and lethargic behavior worries me that ketones might be present.

To show you the difference between one shot of Caninsulin / Vetsulin a day and two, take a look at this thread:

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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,725
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Introducing Luna

Seems to me it's an indicator of a problem definitely but hard to know what it is. Things that come to mind as possibilities:

- Something neurological and these are perhaps more like a type of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-20-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,322
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Hershey

RE Hershey:

Haven't been on in a while but really stressed now. Been on the NPH since april and good curve but not good numbers. But noticed the other day she was doing a lot of squatting...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-11-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Meters & Strips

You can use your own meter but some human meters give better results with dogs than others. The best so far we have found are OneTouch meters. Their chemical analysis seems to come closer to actual...
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