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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-18-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By amydunn19
Re: Help for Romeo

Glad you found a good vet - it is really a relief to have a knowledgeable and reliable source. Sounds like things are going well!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-18-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,645
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Diagnosed today - lots of confusion and questionable veterinary visit/info

Hi and welcome to the world of k9 diabetes! I see you have gotten loads of good advice. Everybody has a different recipe for success that has worked for them. Diabetes is often treated the same by...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-24-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By amydunn19
Re: New member need advice for my pup

Some vets arenít in favor of home testing. The reasons I have heard are varied but are not really good enough not to do it. I simply didnít give the vet a choice. Initially, our first vet said no...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-23-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By amydunn19
Re: New member 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼

Injecting is tricky at first. I would vary the place or she will get scar tissue. The scruff is not a great place absorption wise. I used the sides up and down the body (not over the spine). Also,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-23-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 42,225
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Blood work results confusing...

Dogs can get flax poisoning. I donít know how common it is but I also havenít seen any research saying flax has any benefit to dogs.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-23-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,712
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

Zymox is Oratene now I think. It fights the dry mouth that many dogs develop and it can make teeth really bad. It causes so much build up on the teeth. Oratene was developed by the scientists who...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-23-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Fogel

My dog, Maggie, through 9 years of diabetes, was a dog who was always on a tiny amount of insulin. We had a few times that we stopped it for a couple of days and she wouldnít go up for 3 days. It was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-05-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,027
Posted By amydunn19
Re: My Max, one year since diagnosis

Congrats on a year! You are doing great! Once you get past the learning stage, it becomes your routine and life goes on. I didnít realize how strong I was until Maggie became diabetic.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-05-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,880
Posted By amydunn19
Re: My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

Congrats on a year! I remember back that I was always so nervous about Maggie. It took me a couple of years to start buying decent quantities of supplies, because I was sure she wouldnít make it much...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-28-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By amydunn19
Re: FDA APPROVES 2nd CANINE INSULIN:PROZINC

I would say that the one meal thing would work for some dogs and not for others. Maggie always would start throwing up that foamy stuff if she didnít eat four times a day. She would get a sour...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-28-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Sugarversary

Congrats! It is quite an accomplishment to maintain these guys and you do a great job!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-28-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By amydunn19
Re: New Diagnosis :( Our Saga & Questions

If you are up to it, you might consider home testing. It is easier on the dog and you can get a better idea of how your dog is doing at different times. Not every dog experiences lows according to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-28-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 12,833
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

Switching at this point shouldnít hurt. If things were going good, I would say donít change but it seems there is much room to improve. Plus, you can always go back. Also, NPH is more affordable and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-21-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 12,833
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

Regarding food - there are many foods that have worked well for diabetics. My dog was very picky and hated my cooking worse than any commercial food. I found commercial diets easier because I didnít...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-21-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 78,973
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Lily - My English Setter

Mike - I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. I am glad Lily is helping you through. Grief is such a long and lonely road.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-17-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 42,225
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Blood sugar all over the place

You really have to get a handle on the treats thing - I know it is hard on other people like your dad feeling sorry for him and thinking that giving treats isnít really hurting him. You may just have...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-13-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Do you give your dog probiotics?

Fortiflora was the only brand Maggie would tolerate being put in her food. She was so picky if she even smelled anything off, she would not eat. She seemed to like the Fortiflora and it seemed to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-13-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By amydunn19
Re: My dog was just diagnosed with diabetes ketoacidosis

I dealt with pancreatitis for years with Maggie. Force feeding is not a good idea - their body is rejecting food for a reason and trying to force them to eat can cause a relapse. We always tried...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-21-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Switching from Vetsulin to Humulin N

My dog would not eat prescription food. She lived almost 9 years with diabetes so it is entirely possible. The key is moderate protein, low fat and moderate carbs. There are so many possibilities out...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-21-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 43,571
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Jesse girl

Happy Birthday Jesse! She is one lucky girl to have had you to keep her diabetes on course. My vet always said that the key is to longevity is to be so in tune with your dog that you can sense the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-15-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,913
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Levi - new thread

I know it is hard in the beginning but you really can get this figured out.

First, are you still using lantus? How much and how often? Have you checked on the prospect of finding some lower cost...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-14-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,228
Posted By amydunn19
Re: BC Bean the Medical Weirdo

I only have a few things to mention with the already good advice you have gotten. Being out of familiar places can cause some anxiety (even if she is acting normal) so, numbers may be higher or lower...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-05-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,996
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Cushing's, Diabetes and Hypothyroid

Well, her curve is practically a straight line. At least, she is not having wild swings from high to low and all over the place.

I had the same thought as Holli that now that she is on thyroid...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-05-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,913
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Levi - new thread

Many vets arenít very experienced with diabetes - unfortunately that is pretty common, but you can read some of the general information in the first sections of the forum. NPH is an intermediate...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-03-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By amydunn19
Re: Flopsy and I are new here

Hey and Welcome! I really can relate to the sudden onset - my Maggie went blind almost overnight. We had cataract surgery for her. She had terrible separation anxiety due to her prior abusive home....
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