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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 05-07-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,289
Posted By carolc
Re: Is my vet taking advantage of me??

i'm so sorry to read that! It sounds like he was an incredible guy!
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-21-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By carolc
Re: Tricks to get them to eat

daisys mom, i had to laugh at that comment. bandit was the same way, he'd eat anything on the ground or whatever he could reach.

I'm not sure about what foods would hurt a dogs belly with...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-15-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 22,632
Posted By carolc
Re: Help with Mochi

stop jumping to conclusions? really? you know your dog better then anyone, you know something is wrong. i used to have a pediatrician like that, couldnt stand him so i switched offices.
its too...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-15-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 22,632
Posted By carolc
Re: Help with Mochi

Bandit had an ear infection back in sept., i can not remember for the life of me what ear drops he got but he did go deaf for about 2 weeks. i learned a few easy sign language signals for him. i...
Forum: Everything Else 04-14-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By carolc
Re: when do you decide to get another dog?

ABSOLUTELY! i feel bandit adopted me. i was in a bad place emotionally, he came into our lives and things changed dramatically.
Forum: Everything Else 04-14-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By carolc
Re: when do you decide to get another dog?

but its doable without pain! yay! i'm happy to hear this. I never had my own dog die, this is new to me. our other dog Tink is 13 also, I dont know if I should wait till she's gone either. i dont...
Forum: Everything Else 04-12-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,822
Posted By carolc
when do you decide to get another dog?

i'm definitely NOT ready, but just wondering when others here were able to get another one? How long did you wait and was it painful at 1st? Or did any of you decide you just couldnt do it again?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-10-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,010
Posted By carolc
Re: Glucose test poke success

steve,
I did the carpal pad as well. i tried poking my dog everywhere, i got nothing. except an angry dog. mine was part terrier too, they dont really sit still.
I found the easiest thing was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-03-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By carolc
Re: Recommended food?

I think rotating is an excellent idea. mine would eat anything i gave him before diabetes. then he suddenly became fussy! he ate hills heart kibble, but his sugar was too high so we switched to W/D...
Forum: Everything Else 04-03-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By carolc
Re: Missing my Gus

I'm so sorry, I feel your pain! I think what you said is correct, we spend our days making sure they got the right amount of food, timing shots, other meds, etc. taking care of them 24-7 created such...
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 04-01-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By carolc
Re: bandits story

thank you. man,this is painful! feeding times are the hardest time of day, i feel lost. i threw out his insulin last night.
i dreamed about him. i'm a big believer in dream visits. anyway, he was...
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 03-31-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By carolc
bandits story

this will be long. i just need to share my grief and story.

15 years ago we lost our teenage son due to an accident. totally different grief, but a pain i NEVER EVER wanted to reopen.
in 2006...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-31-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: My angel Bandit... Mar 30, 2018

thank you everyone. and thank you to who changed the thread title.
i didnt sleep much last night, kept thinking i could hear him get up. he spent the last week sleeping on the couch becuase he...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-30-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: seizures (update)

hi all, i want to thank you for your help and advice. But, just today, bandit lost his battle.
I finally figured out how to get his blood (without using the pen!) his sugar was fine. he stopped...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-08-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By carolc
homemade food

is there a place here to get recipes for diabetic and fussy dogs? My dog used to eat anything, i mean anything! now he's very fussy. the one thing i know he'll gulp down is eggs or peanut butter to...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-08-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: seizures

I tried that numerous times. i need to keep practicing. thats when i tried, while he was sleeping. otherwise i can keep him still.

He's had 3 tests today. 130, 211, and 584. it looked like he was...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-08-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: seizures

thank you for the advice, i didnt think of that? my brain is all over the place. I have not tested at home. not becuase i dont want to, god knows i've tried everywhere. i can not get blood. when i...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-08-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: seizures

I took him back this morning. we're doing a curve today, i'm bringing him back for it because he gets too stressed when i'm not with him. when i took him monday, they did a full blood panel....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-08-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: seizures

the diarrhea was treated. he was eating hills low sodium (his heart is enlarged also) then switched a while back to diabetic kibble. he loved that for a month. so we went to science diabetic canned...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 03-08-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
seizures

I havent been on here in a while. (forgot my username) anyway, Bandit was diagnosed in early oct. it was rough trying to get it regulated but we finally got him in the 200 range. he was diagnosed...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-18-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: trying to control this

i havent had a chance to get back on here. I havent tested at home because he's not the dead sleeper he was in the begining of this. i pull his lip and he runs away. i'll try shaving a good area.
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-27-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: trying to control this

I will definitely try that, thank you! i'll wait till he's not excited, being part JRT thats a small window.
So your just pulling his lip up and poking him there? i know there will be blood in his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-27-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: trying to control this

Thanks! i did buy one, one touch ultra mini. i brought it with me to the vet, she wanted to make sure it was accurate. it was spot on. by the way, his BG was 229, woohoo!
my next problem, i cant...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-09-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: trying to control this

The vet i use is very reasonable and listens to pet parents, i totally trust them. they keep their prices down too so people can afford to treat their animals. the internist he sent me to was VERY...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-07-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,485
Posted By carolc
Re: trying to control this

we're back. he did a little better today, the vet said he was in the 400 range all day. its not "good" but its an improvement. so he's at 10 units now and goes back next week for a quick test. i...
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