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Old 10-26-2010, 06:53 PM
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You could always try adding some water to his food to encourage more water. I'd continue to keep an eye on it to see if the trend continues.
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:59 PM
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Are you feeding wet food or dry food?

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Old 10-26-2010, 07:19 PM
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he eats wet food
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:25 PM
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I'm sure like most, I'm feeling exactly like you right now. Just found out my baby (Gizmo, 11yrs old) was just diagnosed 1 1/2 wk ago. Just know your not alone. I'm just sorry I can't offer you any information because like you, I am just starting with this diabetes stuff. It's very tough!
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How is Chester doing? Has his drinking returned to normal?

I worry about the little guy given all his issues he is dealing with.

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Old 11-07-2010, 06:25 PM
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Is there a gel or numbing cream or something out there to put on before giving the shot ? Chester is biting and twisting all over the place and yipping when he gets the shot .
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:34 PM
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I'm not an expert, being new to the forum. You might look for info elsewhere in other threads. I have read that some owners of min-pins have to use a muzzle on their dogs. (Post #15 in "Very New to Dog Diabetes & even this forum stuff" by gizzy629.) Must depend on the breed and temperament.

Link to Gizzy's thread: http://www.k9diabetes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2235

Our little terrier hardly notices that I'm doing anything at all for injections. Now, BG readings are another matter. I've finally learned how to do it with a minimum of difficulty. Part of the problem was me!

From what I've read, that is probably not your situation. Best of luck to you and yours.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:18 PM
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Hello!
Maybe you are injecting too deep? It just goes under the skin (subcutaneous).
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:57 PM
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Part of the difficulty may now be that Chester expects the injection to hurt. There are two reasons it may hurt:

1) The insulin in the syringe may not be WARM enough. It needs to be practically at BODY (greater than room) temperature, in the syringe, when you inject. People have various ways of warming the insulin in the syringe just before injecting.

2) You might not be turning the bevel on the needle up (away from the skin) when you inject), or might be injecting in a difficult place.

I suggest the for a very detailed review, you access the link in my signature about painless injections, and read through the pages carefully - there are many of them, so it will take you some time.

Then report back, please!

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Old 11-08-2010, 01:43 AM
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thank you for the responses . i will read the link to painless injections and will see if that hopefully helps some .
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