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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Yesterday, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Raysaint
Re: Fogel

Having 3 good days then a bad morning, and a bit of inconsistency is the nature of diabetes. So many other things going on in a body that we don't control.
We are trying to recreate a normal body...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

And I believe Dechra makes a brand called Vetradent. Vets use them a lot. Just read the ingredient list.
I just ordered the wipes for my other dog, who has bad dental problems.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-19-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 168
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Blood work results confusing...

Most omega 3 oils have a preservative in them, tocopherol, which is vitamin e.

As for fiber, I cook up some oatmeal, and pinto beans, mix it 50/50, puree it, and give him a good tablespoonful each...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-18-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 168
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Blood work results confusing...

My dog had hypothyroid before even diabetes, but he displayed no signs, so the specialist said no sense treating it, until it produced signs/symptoms.

Once he became diabetic, I decided to treat...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 168
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Blood work results confusing...

Being a little higher than normal for many things can be part of the game, and probably isnít dangerous. If numbers continue to go higher, then investigation is warranted.

Perfect bloodwork is...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-17-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By Raysaint
Re: New member need advice for my pup

Brown rice is a better option. As for home testing, you need to do it because the increased dose of insulin may be too much. And being youíll go back to the other food, that will change blood sugars...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-16-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By Raysaint
Re: New member need advice for my pup

If she had ketoacidosis, then her blood sugar was way high. So it may take a bit of time for her body to reregulate. And rice is very high in carbs.

Any idea why her sugar got so high? And how...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-15-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 265
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Annie: Diabetic with new Cushings diagnosis

As jessegirl mentioned, home testing is probably the most important thing a diabetic can do. A curve is good for seeing patterns and nadir, but blood sugar changes all the time, maybe not...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-11-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Raysaint
Re: VETSULIN - Shaken not Rolled?

And insulin does slowly lose effectiveness, so as the vial goes down, it may not be as effective and sugar can be a bit higher.

I give my Humulin N vials 6 weeks, then toss it.
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-11-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,482
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Need help with Ben

Yes, please don't wait on the pancreatitis test, get it done now. The vet can do it in his office and know the result on the spot.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-09-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,519
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

I think the scariest part is finding a spot to get blood, but there are enough acceptable spots that Iím sure you can find one. Then, testing is relatively easy, provided the dog is comfortable.
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-07-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,482
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Need help with Ben

What do you mean by sugar never been under control?
Have you done the standard dose increases, and if so, what was the result.
Has he had a dose higher than 5 for a few weeks to see what happens.
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-05-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,519
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Cushings, allergies, and newly diagnosed diabetes

Whenever I’ve done a dose increase, it can take weeks to see some consistent change in numbers. You may have to give it more time, his numbers aren’t crazy bad. Adjusting to a new dose is different...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-04-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 40,108
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Jesse girl

Wow, congrats to both of you. Luckily she has someone like you who takes the bull by the horns to find solutions.
It inspires us all.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-04-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By Raysaint
Re: My dog Charlie was just diagnosed with Diabetes...

Congrats, it's a great feeling when things start cruising along. I reiterate what jessegirl says, don't get complacent. My dog has had so many unexpected changes, I'm so glad I test his morning...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-04-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 9,604
Posted By Raysaint
Re: New member Snowball

Not sure there's enough room in the syringe for the insulin to mix properly.

Maybe you could draw a line on the syringe for the person to see, or a piece of tape at the line, or black out...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-26-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 9,604
Posted By Raysaint
Re: New member Snowball

If this was my dogís readings, I would be happy because the numbers are all pretty good at most points in the day. I wouldnít care about the pattern being different. My dogís curve pattern has...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-25-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 9,604
Posted By Raysaint
Re: New member Snowball

https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/2_7/case_histories/Dog-Food-Causing-Seizures_5239-1.html

This article isn't to promote the brands of food, more to offer a possible cause of your dog's...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-23-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,622
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

I agree with jessegirl. My dog is still inconsistent after 2 years. I just spent a week of high fasting with no natural correction, now heís back to good numbers, but for how long.

If your vials...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-21-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,622
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

In the future, I'd suggest not mixing an old vial with a new. As the old one gets older and less effective, it'll dilute the effectiveness of the insulin overall.

Being high 2 hours after...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By Raysaint
Re: FDA APPROVES 2nd CANINE INSULIN:PROZINC

https://www.aaha.org/guidelines/diabetes_guidelines/insulin_therapy.aspx

It is a long acting insulin, which as we know, doesn't work for many dogs, unless combined with a fast acting for post...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-14-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Sugarversary

Thanks to all for the wishes, and all your support. It is invaluable, just like our furry children.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-11-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Raysaint
Sugarversary

Man, how time flies. It's been 2 years since diagnosis. I'm very happy he's quite healthy, according to his last bloodwork, urine, examination.

But consistency and steady regulation has not been...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-11-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,622
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Diabetes, Cushings and Pancreatitis in my Dog

If the food is identical brand and formula, it shouldn't change sugar numbers significantly. If her sugars haven't been in the 500-600 range, then they should level out.

My dog has high days for...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 02-07-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,241
Posted By Raysaint
Re: Update on Athena

Have they tested for ketoacidosis? It usually affects liver enzymes, and certainly urine.
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