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Old 07-10-2017, 06:41 PM
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Default My dog is suddenly very sick. Need advice.

Hello,

I am new to forum. My senior diabetic dog is suddenly very sick. He stopped eating today and has been vomiting food, now a lot of water. He is lethargic. I took his level which is 486. I gave him half of his normal dose of insulin of 4U (normal dose is 8U). Not sure what I should do next. Seeking advice. Thank you so much!
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:57 PM
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probably need a vet visit

pancreatitis is a complication of the disease and can be life threatening and the symptoms you described can be symptoms of pancreatitis
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:25 PM
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Thanks for the reply Jessie. He has been doing so well for the last year so it really scares me to see such a sudden change.... Thanks
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Old 07-11-2017, 03:13 AM
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I agree with Jesse Girl. I would definitely see the vet. If nothing else, they can give you something to stop the vomiting and make your pup feel a bit better.
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Old 07-11-2017, 05:22 AM
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Sounds like it could be pancreatitis, and that needs to be dealt with asap! Your vet can do a quick check right in the office.
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