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Old 08-16-2008, 04:09 PM
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Hi,

To help everyone new to diabetes in their dog, please post what you use(d) for your dog:

Dog's name, breed:
Dog's weight:
Diet:
Insulin:
Number of units per injection and injections per day:
Brand of BG meter if home testing:

And feel free to add any additional information you feel would be helpful, as well as to update or add to your post as things change.

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Old 08-16-2008, 04:13 PM
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Dog's name, breed:
Chris (male)
mutt of unidentifiable origin (two DNA tests failed to identify)

Weight:
average of 60 pounds

Diet:
Last was Canidae canned chicken, lamb, and fish mixed half and half with cottage cheese or chicken

Insulin:
Novolin (Relion) Regular

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
average of 7 units per injection
four injections per day, every six hours

Brand of BG meter if home testing:
Mostly OneTouch Ultra, which was an average of 30 points low from lab values
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:48 PM
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Dog's name, breed:
Apollo, Yorkie

Weight:
average of 13 pounds

Diet:
Hills W/D dry and some canned (at shot time)

Insulin:
Vetsulin

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
4 1/2 units per injection
2 injections per day, every twelve hours

Brand of BG meter if home testing:
Use Urine test strips -
have OneTouch Ultra - need to get brave enough to use
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:12 PM
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Dog's name, breed:
Lucky (neutered male), chihuahua

Weight:
9.9 lb

Diet:
W/D canned 1/3 can twice daily

Insulin(s):
Human Lente-type--worked for one week.
Compounded Beef Insulin--just as successful as the human insulin was.
Iletin II Lente (pork Lente)--regulated quickly on 2.5 units (IU) twice daily-product discontinued shortly thereafter.
Iletin II NPH (pork NPH)--used 3.5 units (IU) twice daily for about 2 months. Lucky had intolerances of the NPH suspension and preservatives.
Caninsulin/Vetsulin--regulated quickly on 4 units (IU) twice daily. U40 strength allowed us to "fine-tune" Lucky's great control using pork Lente insulin and make it even tighter.

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
4 units (IU) Caninsulin twice daily, every 12 hours.

Lucky was always professionally tested at least once a week.

Lucky had immune-mediated insulin resistance. His body recognized that the insulin wasn't his own and would react as if it was something harmful to be disposed of, such as a virus. The insulins would be destroyed by his system before they could do much about lowering his bg's. Pork insulin is a 100% amino acid match to canine insulin; when we arrived here, his body no longer destroyed the insulin, since it was just like his.

Last edited by We Hope; 08-16-2008 at 05:17 PM. Reason: clarifying Lilly discontinued Iletin II Lente
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:25 PM
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Dog's name, breed:
Mickey....Bichon/poodle
Dog's weight: 16.9 lbs 6 years old
Diet: green beans, brown rice,chicken or turkey breast..some cesar dog food..
Insulin:
Vetsulin...7 units twice a day
Brand of BG meter if home testing
Accu-Chek Ultra


Mickey is also on a potassium pill once a day and Denamarin (milk thistle) once a day

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Old 08-17-2008, 12:20 AM
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Dog's name, breed:

Buddy, Miniature Poodle, Age 15

Dog's weight:

5kg (11lbs)

Diet:

125g Science Diet Mature canned, 20g dry

Insulin:

Humulin N

Number of units per injection and injections per day:

5iu BID

Brand of BG meter if home testing:

Medisense Optium

Supplements & extras:

Glucosamine, Vitamin B, Amoxycillin, Benefiber, Lactilube & Acular for eyes

Jenny & Buddy
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Dog's name, breed:
Soaphie, spayed female, border collie/bernese mountain dog mix.

Weight:
59 lb

Diet:
Wellness Venison & Rice with a little pumpkin. Bite of tomato as a treat after getting insulin. Tomato or green beans as snack before bed

Insulin(s):
dx end of July 2008. Have been struggling to get her regulated (had a seizure - hypo - mid/end October so we have been rebuilding). Vetsulin initially - finally moved on to NPH at Christmas time. In process of regulating. 10/10 a.m. / p.m.

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
15/15 every 12 hours.
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I use the Glucopet meter, this seems to work best for me.

http://www.animaldiabetes.com/
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Dog's name, breed:
Brosco, Greyhound, 7 years old

Dog's weight:
55 lbs (9/9/2012)

Diet:
Canidae kibble with a spoon full of Evangers (flavors vary) canned

Insulin:
Humulin-N

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
14 units twice a day

Brand of BG meter if home testing:
Alphatrak 2
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:55 AM
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Dog's name, breed:
Allie, mix of pom and sheltie collie, 8 years old. Diagnosed about 2 months ago.

Dog's weight:
26 lbs

Diet:
Hills diabetic mixed with wet food twice a day. i'm having a difficult time getting her to eat here lately. i think shes figured out when she eats, she gets a shot. it seems to be pure behaviour because she acts completely fine. i have to hand feed her sometimes.

Insulin:
Humulin-N (but will be switching to novolin-n since walmart has switched.

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
Currently at 8 units twice a day but we are still titrating it.

Brand of BG meter if home testing:
none
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