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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-01-2015, 06:24 AM
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Posted By buddy
Re: Importance of Carpal Pad Blood Sugar testing

The Carpal pad area for testing is especially important when doing our blood glucose curves where we take 8 or more readings in a day. A good flashlight and strong reading glasses help with getting...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-30-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By buddy
Re: Importance of Carpal Pad Blood Sugar testing

BMarra,

Great to hear you are able to home test Lacie.

Same experiences with Buddy. Couldn't generate any blood from the ear and that was the only place our previous Vet had recommended if we...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-30-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By buddy
Value of Carpal Pad for Blood Sugar testing

We have a miniature Schnauzer named Buddy.

I have tested Buddy's blood sugar from his front leg carpal pads for the past 2 1/2 years -- located a few inches up from the paw on the back of the...
Forum: Everything Else 06-09-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,196
Posted By buddy
Re: Vaccination protocol

Dr. Ronald Schultz has been doing research on the rabies vaccination protocol. Results show that rabies shots do not need to be administered anywhere near the frequency recommended. This is top notch...
Forum: Everything Else 06-08-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,196
Posted By buddy
Re: Vaccination protocol

Good points, Cara.
Forum: Diabetes and Regulation in General 06-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 36,930
Posted By buddy
Re: How long has your dog had diabetes?

Almost 2 years for Buddy -- and doing fantastic -- largely due to this forum.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,053
Posted By buddy
Re: How long has your dog had diabetes?

Almost 2 years for Buddy -- and doing fantastic -- largely due to this forum.
Forum: Everything Else 06-08-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,196
Posted By buddy
Re: Vaccination protocol

I read in Dr Schultz's article that after age 10, no vaccines should be given.

Before I educated myself on this, we went to a vet that sent out his "annual wellness vacination" card and was...
Forum: Everything Else 06-07-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,196
Posted By buddy
Vaccination protocol

I know this is supposed to be a Diabetes forum but I think it is of utmmost importance for forum members to educate themselves about the new vaccination protocols and that 60% of vets are...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-23-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,552
Posted By buddy
Re: best BG meter

As I just posted on another thread:

I have the AlphaTrak and two Relion monitors and after extensive testing of nearly 1 year, I have found the Relion to be very reliable. You just need to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-23-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 102,313
Posted By buddy
Re: Bogie - miniature schnauzer

Thanks Dawn.

I think I'm going to increase Buddy's calories as he needs to gain some weight.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-23-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,629
Posted By buddy
Re: New and need help.

Welcome!

I have the AlphaTrak and two Relion monitors and after extensive testing of nearly 1 year, I have found the Relion to be very reliable. You just need to multiply the result by 1.5.

In...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-23-2013, 02:14 PM
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Views: 102,313
Posted By buddy
Re: Bogie - miniature schnauzer

Thanks Bogie's Mom,

If you feed 1 cup Zeal (4 oz weight before water added), that is 437 calories -- plus the 1/2 cup broccoli adds another 20 calories -- plus your millet adds another 10 calories...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-23-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 102,313
Posted By buddy
Re: Bogie - miniature schnauzer

Hi Bogies Mom,

Even your latest numbers are fantastic according to my vet's experience.

I have a couple questions if you have time:

Do you feed Bogie 1 cup of zeal (dry amount before...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-08-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,533
Posted By buddy
Re: BUDDY

Thanks Riliey and Mo and Abbey's Mom for the very helpful information.

Riliey and Mo -- Bogie's thread is very helpful -- also, I'd like to try the flank but Buddy has not been real interested in...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-08-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,178
Posted By buddy
Re: My hard-to-regulate schnauzer, Cooper

Welcome!

One thing I found in regards to testing our schnauzer's blood glucose is that the carpals are a good place to test. Our dog hated his mouth being fooled with and his ears were not good...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-08-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,605
Posted By buddy
Re: Mini biting me at shot time

Only thing I can think of is giving the shot for a while where there is no pain -- which is usually in the middle of the scruff of the neck. That area is often known as an inefficient area to deliver...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-08-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,533
Posted By buddy
Vetsulin Results

Hello Everyone,

As many know, Vetsulin was approved back in April of this year and after doing some research on the Vetsulin.com -- veterinarian tab, I felt it might be worthwhile for my dog.
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-21-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 102,313
Posted By buddy
Re: Bogie - miniature schnauzer

Great to hear Bogies doing well!

I walk Buddy 30 to 40 minutes in a.m after breakfast and 30 to 40 min at 3pm.
He now gets an inch of banana before each walk. I walk again 10 min after eve meal...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-15-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,533
Posted By buddy
Re: BUDDY

Thanks Anne-Marie!

That is very interesting -- you feeding him 4 times with only 2 shots. That is another alternative that we thought about: add a small treat and increase treat of millet prior to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-15-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,533
Posted By buddy
Re: BUDDY

Jessie Girl: Thanks. Yes, experimenting is the only way to find out if there is a better method and your persistence and effort really paid off for your dog.

Abby's Mom: Thank you and thanks for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-15-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 32,698
Posted By buddy
Re: Tyler's Mum.....newly diagnosed HELP :(

Hi Gayle,

I think reading a few threads from their inception was very helpful to me when I first found out my dog had diabetes. Once you get an overall view of the mechanics of handling diabetes...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-15-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,533
Posted By buddy
Re: BUDDY

Thanks Jesse Girl for such great information.

We've been adjusting and then watching a couple weeks -- and then adjusting another variable and watching a week -- and then adjusting again, etc for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-14-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,533
Posted By buddy
Re: BUDDY

Hello!

I am planning on giving Buddy 3 shots per day instead of the two as the Novolin seems to lose it's power after 9 hours.

We have been feeding 1 cup food (1/2 cup W/D and 1/2 cup Zeal...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-30-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,533
Posted By buddy
Re: BUDDY

Thanks Anne-Marie! Best wishes for CJ's progress as well.

CJ's a wonderful looking pup. Nice to read yours posts and see how focused you are on helping CJ get regulated.
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