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Old 04-09-2017, 02:42 PM
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Eddie Eddie is offline
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Default Re: New to dog diabetes

Hello and welcome!
The issue with your dog's legs might be diabetic neuropathy which makes them go weak. Our dog had this severely but we just carried on trying to get his blood sugar stable and it gradually got better.
We also gave him a form of vitamin b12 called b12 methylcobalamin which may have helped (there is a study suggesting that).
Our vet thought that it might be due to pain rather than neuropathy so at one stage he gave our dog a strong painkiller which made no difference at all, but it was a good thing to have checked.
Eddie - Lab x golden retriever. Weighed 63lbs. Ate Canagan. Diagnosed October 2012. 13units of Caninsulin twice a day. Had EPI as well as diabetes. Died 20 June 2017. Loved forever.
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