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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Today, 05:04 AM
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Posted By Raysaint
Re: New owner with question about one time feeding

I should have clarified, I was suggesting no carby treats right now in the early stage, until you see how the curves look with just food and insulin. As you get a perspective on sugar patterns, a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 84
Posted By Raysaint
Re: New owner with question about one time feeding

Trying to overdose to compensate isn't the way to go. It takes at least a week for a dog's body to adjust and settle in to a new dose. That's why it's recommended to stay consistent with a dose, do a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-06-2020, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Raysaint
Re: New owner with question about one time feeding

Currently, what are his morning fasting sugar levels?

That might give you an idea if overnight period is working out as is.
It's normal to have a spike after eating, not sure I'd be trying to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

This is a good read for basic education. Combine that with advice from the good people on here and you'll do well.
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-01-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly Diagnosed, having issues

vets try to maintain control, and some don't like owners doing things themselves. Home testing is crucial, doing your own curve is quite ok.

This whole process of regulation takes a lot of time,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-24-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 19,586
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Questions about Yuki

From anything I've read on rhinitis or sinusitis, it sounds like a bacterial infection, maybe a fungal infection.

Has Yuki been on antibiotics yet for this?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-23-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Problems with wetting in house

Home testing is so important, and gives you better tracking of sugar levels to know what is and isn't working, your progress, and to identify possible issues.

Vets usually want patients to keep...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-20-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Problems with wetting in house

Welcome. This is a great place to be for you and your dog.

High blood sugar causes a lot of peeing, so this can be normal. As blood sugars start to come down on a consistent basis, the peeing will...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-19-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Weight Loss

My own thoughts. White pasta, even for humans, is high glycemic, so it'll spike sugar and doesn't provide a lot of lasting nutrition. The sugar spikes could cause extra peeing. And it won't help gain...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-13-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,682
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Cataract surgery? Romeo update

Have you considered a limited ingredient dog food?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-09-2020, 12:23 PM
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Views: 19,586
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Questions about Yuki

https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/testing-for-sneezing

Some good info.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-03-2020, 06:53 AM
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Views: 50,506
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Jesse girl

An amazing achievement. Glad that you have the right attitude and skills to keep things stable.
My dog Riley just had his 3 year sugarversary in February, I almost forgot about it.
His BG seems...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-24-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,395
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Who took their dog to a specialist? Advice?

Changes in her night behaviour indicates something, and it could be pain which cause the pacing.
I'd have a vet do some poking and prodding to see if there's any obvious pain he can produce.

If...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-20-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 57,140
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Big Drops in Blood sugar

I, like jesse suggested, suggested doing no walk on certain days and comparing sugar levels with days when you walk him.

Sounds like his sugar is not dropping without walks?? Could be that walks...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-18-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Newly diagnosed, wondering about food

Generally you want food that has moderate fiber/carbs and protein, and somewhat low fat if possible.
Many vets recommend Hills WD, so I search for food that was close to that in terms of fat,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-13-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Dosage and Urination for Schnauzer??

A normal starting dose is 0.5 units per kilogram (2.2 lbs.) So 5 units is on the high side of a good start dose.

Peeing is usually a sign of high sugar. You should be checking sugar at home, it's...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-10-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Any ProZinc users?

has his thyroid been checked? Overactive could be metabolising too fast.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-22-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 57,140
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Should I reduce his amount of insulin?

My concern is that reducing the dose just to offset the drop will have a negative affect on the rest of the 12 hours. You already have some high fastings.

I'd still want to see the drop without a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-21-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 57,140
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Should I reduce his amount of insulin?

Try not taking the dog for a walk, and get an idea of how many points she goes up after eating.
If her fasting is 10, does she go up 5 points in the next 2 hours? Maybe do a short curve, every hour...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-21-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,395
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Who took their dog to a specialist? Advice?

Yes, 30 unit, BD Ultra Fine, 3/10 ml, 8mm (5/16"), 31 gauge.
I use each needle twice. Inject, cap it carefully, use once more. Been doing that since the beginning.

For my own diabetes, I use the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-21-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 57,140
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Should I reduce his amount of insulin?

Seems a bit strange. Humulin has no rapid action, so dropping so much soon after eating is odd to me. Are you giving any food/treats when you see the low number?

Riley had a weird curve for a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-13-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,395
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Who took their dog to a specialist? Advice?

In my case, my vet wanted me to feed Hills WD food, so I just looked for foods that were close to that in fat, fiber, protein.

And I add a little pumpkin or sweet potato, blueberries, pinto...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-13-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Happy new year everyone!

Happy New Year to you and all.

Yes it can be frustrating and anxious, however, we're all here to help each other thru.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-11-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,395
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Who took their dog to a specialist? Advice?

"My vet said that most owners don't even check their own curves at home and only do it at the vets periodically. "

I kinda disagree with this. Many people do their own curves. Vets like for you to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-10-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,395
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Who took their dog to a specialist? Advice?

Studies show that curves are usually slightly different even one day apart. It can depend on what the fasting is, as sometimes bodies compensate differently as the day wears on.
If my dog starts...
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