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Old 03-23-2017, 09:45 PM
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Hi everyone,

My dog mochi was doing quite well the past week with his blood sugar levels. However my dad (his best friend and main caretaker) has gone on vacation yesterday and he was crying and sad that he left. I decided to try and take him to work today but that did not work well..he was super stressed and whining like crazy majority of the day..then every hour he would go crazy and bark like a maniac when he see's or hears another dog..I think that might've stressed him out a lot today. I noticed he was drinking a lot more water than usual and now I'm getting worried that his sugar levels spiked up again...does stress and barking like a maniac cause sugar levels to go up a lot? I'm unable to take his blood right now because I'll need a helping hand to hold him. Also..how am I able to tell that my dogs drinking too much water? How much water should a 10lb dog be drinking on a daily bases?

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Lina and Mochi
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:09 PM
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Default Re: Question regarding high blood sugar...

yes excitement and exercise can drop and spike blood sugar depending how much active insulin is present . more present that can drop sugar less present can spike it

hard to correlate whether the additional drinking is caused by high sugar. it may have well been the excitement and without testing sugar you just dont know for sure

even if sugar is higher thats ok . its low sugar that is immediate danger

well you tried
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Old 03-23-2017, 10:27 PM
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Thanks Jesse for getting back to me so fast. I've noticed that everytime I play with him he goes and drinks water. Hopefully it's because he's thirsty after a game of chase and tug of war. Since I'll be his care taker for the month I'll be watching him closely.

I definitely tried and exhausted myself and him today..so I'll be going home during 1:30 or so to let him pee and then head back to work. I also asked one of my friends to help me out and I'll pay him 10$ a day to just drop by my house to let mochi pee. 10$ is quite a lot since he only lives 2 minutes away but I'm desperate because I work 20-30minutes away from home.

I'll check his blood sugar again this weekend..what should I do if it's high?

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Old 03-24-2017, 07:32 AM
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sounds like a good plan

if sugar is high there isnt much you can do but stick to the plan and 1 high number means very little . if its low ( anything below a 100 ) you want to give some liquid sugar like honey or corn syrup maybe a spoonful and maybe a milk bone

always understand the symptoms of low blood sugar and how to address it and might want to let the person know letting your pup out for a pee.always have liquid sugar readily available

as you can see from my post low blood sugar is the immediate danger not high and with play and exercise that can drop sugar quite dramatically my jesse could chew on a bone and drop a 100 points something to be aware of

$ 10 is not a high price to pay for piece of mind glad you found a solution
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Old 03-24-2017, 04:06 PM
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Thanks for the support and msg!

I have a random question now..I live in Vancouver Canada and it has been constantly raining...My dog was always obsessed with playing fetch and that would usually be his main exercises when it rains outside. We would play fetch on my hallway and him being a small 10lb dog he doesn't need that much exercise but he would run back and forth for at least 10 rounds.

Recently he's been playing less with the ball and constantly wanting to just play tug of war with me and a squeak toy...but i feel like he doesn't get enough exercise doing that since he's only running around me. Do you guys know if there is a way to get him to play fetch again? I'm constantly buying new squeak balls for him too but he still doesn't really care for it anymore.

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Old 03-25-2017, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: Question regarding high blood sugar...

just wondering does he see the ball?

he can here squeaky toys and feel the tug of war.

maybe have his eyes checked. maybe an infection
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Default My dogs hair is clumpy..

My white poms hair seems to be getting clumpier and clumpier. He use to have very thick sheep like fur...Is it the diabetes that's causing this? My vet shaved his belly fur last year when he had pancreatitis and it's not growing back properly ...and his fur is a mess now. It started getting clumpier and clumpier since he was diagnosed last Feb. Are any of you going through the same thing? Is there a way I can get his hair to grow back nicely?

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Default Re: My dogs hair is clumpy..

Have you had it checked for hypothyroid? Low thyroid can cause hair problems. It's a simple blood test.
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No we haven't checked yet. Last June when he had his blood test last things were fine. He's almost due for his next blood test so I'll take him. Is it a serious problem?

Also..my dog has really bad allergies and he ended up chewing his feet til they were a bloody mess while I was away at work. When I came home it was like a crime scene at my house. He's unable to run and walk properly because he's in so much pain after almost chewing off his Feet..will it be a big problem to not have him exercise too much for the next couple days until his wounds heal?
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Old 04-06-2017, 10:21 PM
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no problem not exercising

there is a fairly new allergy drug called apoquel seems to really help with the itchy"s . i have no experience with it but some forum members have had good results . maybe discuss with your vet .
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