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Old 06-28-2019, 04:37 PM
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I fed.my dog Fromm for 5 years. Its on this list. He had no signs of DCM.

There saying some dog foods are low in the amino acid called Taurmine and suggesting to have a vet test for low levels of taurime.
But dog foods on the list have taurmine

Taurmine is beneficial for dog diabetes complications so i.ve just read.

Again all diabetic dogs are different not one diet suits one dog.
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20 lb male. 5 1/2 nph insulin. 1/2 cup fromms. black cockapoo, dx Apr 2012 . 5 1\2 yrs diabetic. 2000 to 2017
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:38 AM
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Doesn't seem the research is conclusive yet. And just like many human pre-packaged foods, studies show they could cause/be linked to whatever. But most of us keep eating them because we know the risk is usually low.

I'd say that if I stopped eating/drinking everything that a study has shown a possible negative effect, I'd have no choice but to be vegan.
Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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Old 04-20-2020, 09:51 AM
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Hey guys. Just checking in. We’re still hanging in. Roxy had a uti for almost a month awhile ago and she couldn’t hold her pee at all. That was scary.. the vet had her on an antibiotic for the whole month. We’re doing better BUT every once in a while I will see a few drops of pee on her bed . I have a question she had hip problems for awhile and you guys recommend b12 she was on it for a while and then she seem like she was getting better. She hasn’t taken any b12 in almost a year.

I am see dog treats for hip problems has anyone used them ? I have a pitbull that is non diabetic and we adopted her about 5 years ago. They believe she was a breeder dog for a fighting ring. She walks fine but she get so scared still if someone touches her rear end. The vet said probably from being breed so much. Sorry long even longer...

Do you guys recommend a treat for hip problems?
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Old 04-21-2020, 07:54 AM
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I heard swimming is helpful . Some have said acupuncture works . Other have said CBD oil was helpful . Of course there are joint supplements . Adding anything to the diet could affect blood sugar but I believe most supplements dont have much of an impact on blood sugar . My jesse eats canned mackerel that has the omega fats which they say are good . My jesse is 15.5 and doesnt appear to have any substantial affects from arthritis . I also give her vitamin b-12 . In the end age will catch up and we are limited what can be done . Painkillers are an option if it gets to be unbearable but there are side affects to that so you have to balance quality of life.
Jesse-26 lbs - 15.5 years old - 10 years diabetic - one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of Novolin a day sometimes Novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar but that is rare. total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 8 and 10 units of NPH insulin depending on her fasting number
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Old 04-21-2020, 08:34 PM
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Andrea, my diabetic husky whom is also overweight has a sensitive rear end hip area as well and has had some hind end issues. I know in some cases the diabetic neuropathy affects the nerves and usually injectable B12 works or the methyl b12 supplements. This was the case in my prior diabetic dog and you'll usually notice this when they drag their rear leg and hear a scraping sound as they are unable to lift the leg properly.

It sounds like you are fighting some arthritis or hip related issues. Not sure if your dog is overweight but im fighting some of this as well and ive been giving him glucosamine supplements with turmeric and also give him carprofen however only at half dose as nsaids aren't great for dogs. In my case im only giving him these until we can get his weight down. Might want to have your vet check him for arthritis as they can manipulate the legs to see how your pet reacts.
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