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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-13-2019, 02:48 PM
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Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Jesse girl

I love reading a good jesse update. She is one amazing dog!

Hope she continues living the good dog’s life. Congratulations on a job well done.

Mike and Lily
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-27-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 81,745
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Lily - My English Setter

Happy Birthday to Lily! She’s 12 years old today and also entering her 7th year with diabetes and hypothyroidism.

In order to get her to eat more consistently, I’ve changed her diet a bit. She’s...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-13-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 44,804
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: anyone giving your diabetic dog glucosamine?

I give Lily Dasuquin with MSM and CBD oil for her arthritis. Neither seem to cause any problems with her BG.

Like jesse girl said, maybe wait a bit to see if he gets better.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-01-2019, 03:35 AM
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Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Who's dog here has recieved cataract surgery? If so please help!

My Lily had successful cataract surgery in 2014 and her eye sight is still good.

Her opthalmologist said that cataracts will not form again.

In 2017 she was diagnosed with Corneal Lipid...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2019, 08:47 AM
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Views: 44,804
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
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Views: 81,745
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: 992
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: 992
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: 16
Views: 904
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: 1,139
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. I’d go back to that and see what happens.

If you do go back to the Natural Balance L.I.D., don’t change...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-11-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
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: 3,019
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

Nice curve! She’s making good progress:)
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-02-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,297
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: 42
Views: 2,297
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

I’d get her to a vet as soon as you can. If you don’t trust your current vet, find a new one.

Insulin should be given, even if your dog doesn’t eat. Just so you know, here are the guidelines for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-30-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,297
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: 42
Views: 2,297
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? It’s very important to clear...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-15-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,019
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 Lily’s 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: 3,019
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: 18,048
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: 457
Views: 44,804
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Blood work results confusing...

The problem with hypothyroidism is that the symptoms are similar to other disorders. Lily’s 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: 457
Views: 44,804
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: 304
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Using Freestyle testing strips

You’ll 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: 4,355
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: 5,861
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: 4,355
Posted By MikeMurphy
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Let us know how today’s curve goes. That will tell us more.

I’d 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.
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