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Old 10-18-2018, 09:15 AM
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the recommended amount of dry food for a 8 lb dog on the praire wild is

3\4 cup a day.

half of 3/4 is 3/8 of a cup.


what amount are you feeding her?
Just about that. We have a 1/2 cup in the bag and I fill it a little under 1/2 cup.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:26 AM
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I guess I will see again at 11am. I had to fight with the wife last night to stop over feeding her. She was giving her like 3/4 cup or more per meal rather than 3/4 cup a day. The problem is sometimes she eats just maybe a 1/2 of it and sometimes she will eat it all so I'm trying to have it more controlled portions.
k found your feeding 3/4 cup twice a day which is not the recommended amount for an adult 8 lb dog.

seems Snowball can comfortable eat half of her food that would be 3/8 a cup twice a day.

post here before you change cause the insulin dose will have to be lowered to the starting dose of 1.6.

seems she was being overfed from the start.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:38 AM
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remember your adding chicken too

maybe u could pick up a measuring cup with 3/8 marked
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:47 AM
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k found your feeding 3/4 cup twice a day which is not the recommended amount for an adult 8 lb dog.

seems Snowball can comfortable eat half of her food that would be 3/8 a cup twice a day.

post here before you change cause the insulin dose will have to be lowered to the starting dose of 1.6.

seems she was being overfed from the start.
No as I said above, we are feeding about approximately 3/4 of a cup per day. The chicken is very little.
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253 at 9am. I upped to 3U this morning. I know everyone said that was a bad idea but Snowball is walking around like her old self now. How long that lasts I don't know but she hasn't done this well in at least 2 weeks or more.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:54 AM
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If snowball could just hang out in the 200s for most of the day that would be positive. The reason you move slow in dose adjustments is it takes a bit of time for the body to accept the new dose and why you can see instability with a dose adjustment higher and to much may create instability

You have changed the narrative by just going up in half unit increments instead of 1 unit which snowballs body may have not been happy with especially being such a small dog

Hope to see continued progress but expect a step back on occasion . Even after 8 years jesses numbers can get erratic and the pattern can change for whatever reason
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:21 AM
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up to 363 at 11am. Not thrilled with that but snowball is still moving around. I just took her out to do her business and I walked her on her leash which I haven't done in probably 2 weeks as she couldn't walk. She is stumbling a bit but she did do the walk and she even went up the steps okay 7 steps and then 5 steps. She is still walking around at this point although she does seem quite thirsty and she did pee on the floor. I'm sure my office is thrilled.
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