Thread: Daisy's Story
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:09 PM
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Default Re: Daisy's Story

These kinds of changes in insulin need are something I've seen a number of mini Schnauzers do. I am not sure why they do it - perhaps related to their tendency to have high triglycerides.

The pattern I've seen is a dog cruising along on one dose for months and then suddenly it's too much or too little.

The dose is adjusted and they go on a while again and then it changes.

No particular pattern or obvious external reason for it.

So you may find that this is just what Daisy does.

Oddly, the other breed where I have seen a lot of this is Rottweilers - two very different dogs obviously! But they too seem to periodically need a quite different dose of insulin and abruptly suffer from very high blood sugar or very low blood sugar until the dose is adjusted.

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