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Old 01-11-2020, 01:20 AM
anotherk9lover anotherk9lover is offline
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Default Re: Who took their dog to a specialist? Advice?

It would be great to be able to have the time and ability to regulate diabetes as closely as you guys do, you're really all champs! I wish I could, but unfortunately Daisy doesn't live with me. She lives with my family in another town. Since I'm the only one with medical training I end up trying to regulate this and taking her to the vet and deciding when the curve is done etc. However, we can't do weekly curves, it's just not possible. Also per our vet a bit too soon to even do a curve a week after adjusting a dose because body hasn't yet adjusted to it. Not to mention how expensive the strips are for the glucose monitor. They're a dollar a piece. We use alphatrak.

Honestly even having someone constantly there to feed her exactly 12 hr apart and give her shots, is already a lot to ask. I'm happy that my family is willing to do it, but it's definitely high maintenance for anyone. My vet said that most owners don't even check their own curves at home and only do it at the vets periodically. That's obviously not ideal at all, I realize that, and I'm glad we're able to check it ourselves, but it's just something to put into perspective.

Anyway, I have a baby on the way, due any day now, and I really wanted to somewhat get daisy on a maintenance schedule and dose so that my family won't have to worry about it as much, because I definitely won't be able to pay as close attention to it anymore. Hence why I took her to a specialist, but unfortunately she wasn't as helpful as I hoped she would be. Even though the adrenal scan did help quite a bit.

May I ask you guys, which brand of kibble do you feed your dogs, or are you making homemade food? I hear you about the diet, and we will have to transition her to another brand then, because currently what we've been feeding her is Ketona, and Orijen, both high protein low carb diet. And we also will add some things like boiled chicken, egg, some green veg, yoghurt etc. to mix with her kibble so it's not just dry food. That's what we've been having her on. I really don't have much idea on what else to feed her then.

Cooking recipes daily for Daisy would be too high maintenance and difficult to achieve stability in nutrition, so the best we can do is supplement dry food. what have been your experiences with the diet? What do you use?
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