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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-30-2019, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Thanks _ I will blanch the asparagus, along with the broccoli that she loves
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-29-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

An update on Izzy. After seeing the opthamologist it was determined that she has sudden retina degeneration (unrelated to her diabetes) and "rock hard" cataracts. Cataract surgery would not help...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-28-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Isabelle keeps me on my toes! We had to adjust her diet to accomodate her kidney levels and her taste buds. She decided that she did not like my home cooking so after many taste tests we...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-04-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

This is an update on Isabelle. I started home cooking with a diet of mostly sweet potatoes, collard greens, chicken and Fiber One. Her numbers dropped and her insulin was cut in half - great news! ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-23-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,703
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Help! I accidentally gave my dog too much insulin!

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Snickers. Eighteen years is a long time and I am sure that you will miss your companion, family member and friend.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-31-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

I had a worrisome week with Izzy. She has been on a new diet for a month which was developed for her health issues - diabetes, elevated kidney levels, sludge in her gallblader and elevated liver...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-23-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

I have been cooking for Izzy for a month and she transitioned to eating only her special diet for 2 weeks now. Her blood glucose level has dropoed as has the amount of insulin required. She has...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-23-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Izzy has a host of health issues. A quick recap - a facial wound just below her eye appeared 4 months ago and the vet treated it with antibiotics with 3 times a day cleanings at home. She was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-28-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

We are hoping that the elevated kidney enzymes are the result of an infection, Good point on checking the white blood cells. She has been on and off (now on) antibiotics since the wound appeared in...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-25-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Izzy was supposed to have a simple suture of a wound that would not heal - to be performed by her regular vet, whom I trust. However she is almost 11 and diabetic and I had second thoughts ...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-18-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Thanks for your post. I will ask the vet about gas. I was told not to feed her the morning of the procedure and to give her half her dose of insulin.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-17-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

I decided to take Izzy to visit the vet to get her facial wound checked. After two months of antibiotics and three months of cleaning twice a day the wound is still oozing so she is scheduled for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-12-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

I havve not posted for a while. Isabelle (aka Izzy) is doing great - active for an almost 11 year old girl and continuing to be her stubborn scottie self. However, for the past three months she has...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 01-12-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 77,406
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Lily - My English Setter

Mike, I am so sorry for the loss of your wife and gratified that Lily is doing so well. I realize, as much as I can, what you are going through since my husband of 40 years died ten months ago. In...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-18-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Flea control

Izzy uses Nexguard with no side effects
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-29-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Safe Joint Supplements

Isabelle, who has been diabetic for 2 years, has taken Glycoflex III since she had her cruciate ligament repaired 7 years ago.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-20-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

Thank you for your words of encouragement.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-17-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

An update on Isabelle- she turned 10 two days ago. She was diagnosed almost 2 years ago, took 10 months to regulate, has had numerous UTI's, has a partial cataract in one eye and had a piece of a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-26-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Amoxicillin raise BG??

Izzy has been on antibiotics frequently in the past year for recurring UTI's and then again for a esophagus problem. The infections increased her blood sugar levels but once the antibiotics started...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-08-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,509
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Giving treats and testing their effect

Izzy gets U.S made dried chicken that I get at our local boutique dog store. She also loves red pepper and pea pods but only gets a bit. She used to get carrot but it made her sugar go through the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-14-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

No crystals; not sure about the Ph . I will ask the vet
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-13-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,522
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Newly Diagnosed and Confused

AAGH - yet another urinary tract infection! It seems like Izzy has a UTI every three months. This time is has been only 2 months since she finished her last course of antibiotics. Tomorrow I pick...
Forum: Everything Else 08-26-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Dog Chew Warning

Izzy's esophagus has healed much better than expected but now the vets are trying to get her blood glucose stabilized on long lasting insulin. The hospital staff has been regularly checking her...
Forum: Everything Else 08-21-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By Isabelle
Re: Dog Chew Warning

Thank you for the encouragement. I went to see her in the hospital. She wagged her tail and was thrilled to see us. Her esophagus was badly damaged and time will tell if it will heal. She will be...
Forum: Everything Else 08-20-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By Isabelle
Dog Chew Warning

My Isabelle, an aggressive chewer, is in the hospital after getting a piece of a cow trachea lodged in her esophagus. After a day of looking for something related to her diabetes to explain her...
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