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Old 03-29-2018, 10:28 AM
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Default Re: Introducing Luna

You should read some of the information on this forum and educate yourself, because your initial approach is not good, no offense.

Basing an insulin dose on one number is dangerous, not to mention opposite of any standard diabetes procedure.
Regulating your dog will take time, and you must be consistent, methodical, and patient. Radical and quick changes in dose or food or anything will start a rollercoaster of reacting, which doesn't work.

As jessegirl mentioned, get a meter so you can test and do curves at home. Only a full curve can show you what, and where, her low point is. That tells you if you have room for an insulin increase.
Basing a dose on one number at some point in the day could make you overdose the dog, causing her too go too low, which could kill her.
And you need to wait at least a week for a new insulin dose to settle in and allow the body to adjust. Then do another curve and check the lowest point.
Don't worry about fasting numbers right now, worry about getting on a steady and consistent routine.
If your vet wants to change insulin dose based on one number, they are inexperienced.

Your dog should be on a lower fat food, with moderate fiber and protein.
Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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