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Old 07-02-2017, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Omg gizzie is diabetic help needed

Welcome to the forum, and sorry to read about Gizzie.

It does sound like diabetes: increased water drinking, increased urination and weight loss. What blood glucose reading did he have at the vet clinic?

What is the current plan? Are you starting insulin treatment? If the vet diagnosed diabetes, you should get started as soon as possible. It won't get better on its own, only injected insulin will likely help him.

If/when you start insulin, tell us the brand of insulin and the initial dosage. Keep in mind the vet will likely start at a low conservative dosage and will evaluate after a week or so. More than likely the excess drinking will end with insulin, but additional monitoring/insulin increases will be needed.

Annie was an 18 pound Lhasa Apso that crossed the rainbow bridge on 10-5-17. She was nearly 17 years old and diabetic for 9 years.
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