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Old 04-09-2017, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Stiff legs. Diabetic dog isn't walking well and falling/tipping over

How high is his blood sugar? Has the vet checked it recently?

Where are you trying to get blood for testing?

Many vets recommend the ear, but that's not always the easiest place to test a dog. You can see video and picture tutorials for various places to draw blood at

And you may need thicker lancets than provided with the meter.

The lip can be a really good place to test as they have very few nerve endings there so it doesn't bother them.

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