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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2015, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot needs help

Thanks for the input. I told my vet I was going to check in with the forum and get back to him with your suggestions. He's very open to that :)
I've went through several vets in our journey since...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-23-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Elliot needs help

Hello,
Elliot and I used to frequent this forum often when he was initially diagnosed a couple years ago. He had quite a bit a trouble getting regulated, but once he started taking medication for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-30-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,716
Posted By Emily
Re: Chloe is diabetic

In terms of diet....I tried a quite a few different combinations before I found what works. At one time I was adding lots of different things together, but it ended up being too confusing and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-17-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

Things with Elliot have been going well. He's been taking Lopid since June for his high triglyceride and blood work from last week showed a significant decrease. Previously his numbers were 2,300...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-08-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

Does anyone know if u40 syringes come with the 5/16 needle length?

Elliot is beginning to give me a hard time with his injections and I thought a shorter needle may help, but I can't seem to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-07-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By Emily
Re: newly diagnosed

Welcome to the forum! You will find a wealth of knowledge here.....these folks have helped me so much over the past year!

I started testing with urine sticks, but switched to blood testing after...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,279
Posted By Emily
Re: Newly diagnosed diabetic and blind schnauzer, could use some help.

It does pay to shop around before filling a script. I fill different scripts at different places.

My other dog, Sasha, takes a generic form of rimadyl for arthritic pain. It's called...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-28-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,549
Posted By Emily
Re: newly diagnosed pup... needing advice please!

Welcome! I found this forum shortly after my dog, Elliot, was diagnosed and it has been a life saver! You will find so much support, encouragement and knowledge here :)

The thing that helped me...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-28-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,398
Posted By Emily
Re: W/D vs. Orijen Senior

I can't speak to your food question b/c I've never fed Orijen, but we do use w/d glucose management. I was hesitant to make that switch b/c I wasn't crazy about the ingredients list, but after...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-27-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,279
Posted By Emily
Re: Newly diagnosed diabetic and blind schnauzer, could use some help.

Welcome!

I'm sorry to hear you and your pup are experiencing some big bumps in this road we call diabetes. I feel your pain! I, too, have a min. schnauzer who went blind from cataracts and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-27-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

I am ecstatic to report that Elliot's initial Cushings diagnosis was indeed a false positive!!! The additional tests returned on Friday all showing no indications of the disease!
In addition, the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,716
Posted By Emily
Re: Help-2 months in-curve numbers rising?

I did a lot of food searching last summer because Elliot has high triglycerides (which in turn elevate blood sugar) and I was trying to find a dietary "solution". I tried 3 foods before just giving...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,716
Posted By Emily
Re: Help-2 months in-curve numbers rising?

Elliot weighs 25 lbs. but the amount of fiber needed depends on the dog. I would start with 1/4 tsp. at each meal and then increase if the curve indicates. You will also need to add a bit of water...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,716
Posted By Emily
Re: Help-2 months in-curve numbers rising?

I was having a similar issue with my dog, Elliot, last summer. His numbers spiked sharply in the hours after he ate. Craig suggested the addition of fiber powder and that did the trick. I used the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

I don't have a current curve because we increased his trig. medication about a week ago and I wanted to let that settle in first.

The new vet (I like him a lot) recognized my stress level during...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-22-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

I spoke with my vet this morning and brought up the concerns Glynda (from k9cushings) mentioned. I really like him. He was very understanding of my concerns. He said he was going to call me this...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-22-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

I posted on the k9cushings forum and was highly cautioned by one of their members regarding the incident of false positives when dogs also have diabetes. She was especially concerned because Elliot...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

Thank you...I will do that!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-21-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

So, we started with a new vet in early June. I really like him. He immediately started Elliot on Lopid for his high trig levels. He called every other day to check up on him. Unfortunately, we...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-18-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

My general vet recommended another vet to try to help regulate Elliot. Said he likes "puzzles"....so we went to him yesterday.

Very nice "grandpa" kind of vet....which makes me feel a bit better...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-12-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,465
Posted By Emily
Re: New to doggie diabetes

Sorry to hear that Honey is feeling so sick! I agree with the consensus here to get a 2nd opinion. Hopefully a more forward thinking vet will be able to walk you through the process of testing...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-09-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

Thanks, all, for the happy birthdays and reassurance about his wobbly legs.

He was prescribed an anti-inflammatory and pain meds at the time....which we finished about 2 weeks ago. I scheduled an...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-08-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

Hi Everyone...

Elliot celebrated his 10 birthday last week and now that I'm on summer break again...we have lots of fun activities to look forward to. His sister, Sasha, is doing well and we just...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-19-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,162
Posted By Emily
Re: Chilly the Lab

Welcome! Glad to hear that Chilly is doing so well :) Keep up the great work!!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-19-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 47,665
Posted By Emily
Re: Elliot & Emily

Elliot has been feeling well and we are all excited for the warmer weather we have been having in Ohio. We are finally out of the deep freeze!!! Elliot got his winter coat removed yesterday and...
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