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Old 03-20-2015, 11:37 PM
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We use frozen veggies for treats now (and the tiny 5 calorie Milkbones sparingly) and Grayson has taken to them just fine. His favorite seems to be broccoli, but he likes cauliflower, green beans and peas too. We avoid carrots, as they have a higher sugar content than most others. Since your pup is a little one, the peas might be a fun treat for her. My boy likes to chase them down if you toss a few, as they roll like tiny balls. He doesn't see smaller things as easy as he used to, but if they're moving, it's not hard for him to find them. He perks up when you go in the freezer as he's hoping there will be veggies in his future...
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:40 AM
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making the chicken would be great idea, have to check out. We use to do the ones you bought in the store couple years ago, but then read about the issues with them and dogs dying or getting sick so we stopped.

So I weighed out Cee Cee's food instead of measuring and last night's numbers were better. checked her before dinner at 367, 5 hr later she was 130! so gave her a cookie and this morning before breakfast she was 250. All were much better than what she has been doing, and I gave her more canned than dry (was about 1/2 and 1/2 but got high numbers in the 400-500 ranges) maybe still need to tweak a bit.

I can try the peas also to change around, the other two pups (Abby 3yr cocker with an over-bite which makes for sloppy eating and Max who will be 3yr at end of year so bad! but adorable) will pretty much eat anything especially if one of the other has it, tho the cat who thinks he's dog, Harley is very particular, but also has to see what they have. Harley is middle aged but gets along great with the dogs. Needless to say, I stand guard at meal time.

they actually seem not to miss having the cookies and dental sticks now that they discovered green beans, hubby could not believe this, told him it is just the idea of getting something, and if he finally learned to cook, sorta, for a diabetic wife (tho I hide the spices, weird combos at times) then he can also do this for Cee Cee, same rules

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Old 03-29-2015, 04:02 PM
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Talking My little yelper is not yelping anymore!

I was getting so stressed over Cee Cee yelping and carrying on when it came to shot time, my stress levels went up, which didn't help my glucose levels and of course I bet it didn't help hers. And I was sure she hated me, wouldn't cuddle up at night with me, minute I went to bed, she left the room.

So since I am the type not to allow things to rent my mind for free, I searched this group for someway to do this, viewed videos, everything and came across a post here for the Inject-Ease !!! so I research that further, ordered it, paid extra to get it overnighted and then played with this until I could release the needle and to be able to give her the Insulin with ease.

I then took the empty inject-ease, (plus chicken for snacks) and cornered my precious ole lady and proceeded to let her check it, cock and release it against her skin, in various spots, (acting like I was going to give her the shot) etc. until she realized it wasn't hurting her. Shot time came, and I figured here we go, even added the adapter so the needle didn't go in her too deeply, and we had success - no yelping no running and I even had Kleenex to press onto the skin to satisfy my paranoid mind that the needle might not have been deep enough to inject the insulin, but Kleenex was dry ROFL and 5 hr. later she presented me with number of 155!

She even came up on the bed to cuddle!!! I was in 7th heaven and she even decided to get up in the chair and sit with her daddy, something she has not done in almost a month. Even he felt so proud LOL

No guarantee that she will become yelp-less, after all she's had almost 12 years of this habit but I'll take these moments when they happen and I have a better peace of mind over this
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:43 PM
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Yay!!! Nothing better than a cuddle!
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: My little yelper is not yelping anymore!

what great news!!! way to find a solution!
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:03 PM
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Yay! Great news!
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:13 PM
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Great news!
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Old 03-30-2015, 06:29 AM
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Wonderful news. I think after 2.5 years I still stressed about it...never like the thought that I may hurt Abby. So glad that you were able to find the right solution.

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Old 03-30-2015, 05:37 PM
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I always forget about Inject Ease. I was blessed with a dog who doesn't mind anything except injecting in the scruff. I will have to recommend it more to those having issues.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: My little yelper is not yelping anymore!

yes it definitely solved my problem, and all is well in the household, now if I can keep the other two from trying to find out what CeeCee is getting and they aren't lol.

The cuddling has been going on since she was 8 weeks old same spot curled up next to me and she always dared the others to come near her spot.
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