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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2017, 06:18 PM
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New to all this

Per the makers of Vetsulin,
"In dogs, the initial recommended Vetsulin dose is 0.5 IU insulin/kg of body weight. . . once a day and reduced by 25% for twice a day dosing."
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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New to all this

Are you using NPH (N) or Vetsulin insulin?
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 261
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New to all this

This forum exists basically because so many veterinarians do not have great skills with diabetes.

When our dog was diagnosed way back in 2003, we took him to the man who literally wrote the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-09-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 261
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New to all this

Thatís very likely too high a dose and should not be given so soon after diagnosis. A curve is critical as soon as possibly blue to see whatís happening with the blood sugar throughout the day.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-08-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 261
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New to all this

Hi and welcome to you!

I would definitely try to learn to home test her blood sugar. Blood glucose curves are the best way to get a handle on how she's doing with her food and insulin - and...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-06-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,937
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Winston - Odd numbers; need advice

Good detective work to try a new bottle of insulin. That's always a good start.

I wouldn't consider this a rebound.

Many things can change their need for insulin - even just the season with...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 12-02-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Introduction, new here, need help!

Any time you have low blood sugar, itís important to reduce the dose. I would probably cut it in half to 2 units and hold there for three or four days to let things settle down.

6 units is a lot...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-26-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Novolin N availibility overseas

It is available in the UK but under a different name.

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http://www.k9diabetes.com/insulinfood.html

http://diabetesindogs.wikia.com/wiki/NPH

Getting it for your dog may...
Forum: Everything Else 11-26-2017, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: I lost by sweet Sugar Nov. 24, 2017

Aw Bonnie... I'm so sorry to hear about Sugar and that it was completely unexpected, which makes it so traumatic for you...

I know you so I know how deeply loved Sugar was, as Crissy Ann was....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-22-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: How important is time? especially early on?

Fortunately, as he gets better regulated, he should be a little less demanding... :) They are very hungry when their blood sugar is high.
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-22-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: How important is time? especially early on?

Since you dog doesn't necessarily like to eat in the morning and you have a challenging 12-hour workday, you might want to consider giving a meal once a day with a relatively large dose of insulin...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-21-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: How important is time? especially early on?

It depends, a bit, on where your dog's blood sugar is. If it's fairly high, since he was just diagnosed, having it a bit early to get onto a schedule isn't likely to hurt anything.

What was his...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-15-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: A good time to just chat?

What a treat to catch up with folks... :) And to hear about the new canine loves in your lives. :) People and dogs I've known, in some cases, for a decade or longer. Old friends, good people, great...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-15-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,195
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Blood Glucose Problems!

The veterinary approach to pancreatitis has been evolving in recent years and I don't know, ultimately, what the best advice is. They used to withhold food altogether and then some started...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-15-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 52,587
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lily - My English Setter

That is a great visual! And I concur with the ranges described. Thanks!!

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-15-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Low BG prior to insulin half-life mark

As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter when the lowest blood sugar happens.

Some dogs have "mountain" curves and have the lowest BG at meal and injection time - actually, that's my...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-10-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,076
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Please help, new to Canine Diabetes

Hi!

A great place to start is the main website - http://www.k9diabetes.com.

There are a number of general information pages there, including how and where to test dogs' blood sugar (ears...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-06-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Cushings and Diabetes

The Cushings forum was here only temporarily until they established their own site.

You can find them at www.k9cushings.com/forum (http://www.k9cushings.com/forum)

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: A good time to just chat?

I have to apologize for how rarely I am here these days. I'm kind of a hit and run member, which isn't ideal but is necessary for now. But I do put lots of effort into batting away spam...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By k9diabetes
A good time to just chat?

We typically don't do monthly updates but periodically it's good just to catch up. Many of us no longer have a diabetic dog but remain active here anyway. And others who still have a diabetic dog...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,690
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: 1 Year Sugarversary!

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary to big handsome Jackson and to you. It really does make such a difference to learn as much as you can - Jackson's lucky to have you!

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,785
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Shelby The Rottie just turned 7! 12.30.14

Congratulations!! Rotties can be challenging. Glad she has a devoted caretaker to keep her happy and well.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 52,587
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lily - My English Setter

So good to hear things are clearing up. Seems like a lot of dogs with white base coats also tend toward skin problems.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-20-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 30,177
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Jesse girl

Aw... I'm so happy to hear that Jesse is doing well entering her teenage years! :) Sending her a dozen bunny sightings!!

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-15-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lab Rocco

Rocco is gorgeous!!
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