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Old 09-20-2008, 05:49 AM
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Okay...here's Ricky's info:

Dogs name, breed: Ricky Ricardo Williams, Chihuahua

Weight: 11.1 pounds (big boy!!)

Diet: Baked chicken breast, baby food green beans, (2) patties of baked W/D

Insulin: Humulin N 3 1/2 u 2 x day, Humulin R 1/2 u 2 x day (R not given if bg is under 100).

Meter: Accucheck Aviva- I also have an Alphatrak, but I find it difficult to use, and the strips are very expensive.

Supplements: Milk thistle, CoQ10, multivitamin, digestive enzymes
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:06 PM
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"Dollydog" LADY is an Australian Terrier, 12 years/4months, almost 15lbs, usually almost 16lbs(normal before diabetes was 17.5lbs)
Presently taking 14iu's Caninsulin twice daily and 35mgs Trilostane daily for her Cushings.
2 cups of food per day, 1 cup dry, 1 cup wet and is a mixture of Hill's t/d small bites, Canidae Senior and Science Diet Senior: plus Medi-Cal High Fibre, cooked chicken, broccoli, some dry moistened with Cosequin, fish oil and Milk Thistle.
Meter....AlphaTrak
Almost blind from cataracts but is just another game to her!!

AND LETTUCE TREATS MAKE ANY DAY MUCH BETTER!
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:43 PM
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Mildred, 9 yo. Border Collie mx, 31.5 pounds.
receives both Novolin N and Humalog morning and night
meals consist of extra lean ground hamburger, brown rice, pumpkin, egg white
supplements include milk thistle, salmon oil, vit-E, multi vitamin
has hypothyroidism so requires Levo taken twice daily.
had cataracts removed with lens' implanted in each eye in 2005
gall bladder removed also in 2005
monitor blood glucose no less than 4 times daily with Accu Chek Aviva meter.
-Eileen-
***I switched from using R to Humalog as I was seeing afternoon insulin overlap and lingering. Since switching I am having much better results with the Humalog gone from her system in 4-5 hours.

Last edited by eileen; 02-14-2009 at 11:44 AM. Reason: insulin type change/ found R to be too unpredictable with overlap
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:48 PM
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In regards to the blood glucose meters that everyone is using - can you tell me the pros and cons of each? Ease of use? Amount of blood? etc etc etc?
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:50 PM
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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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Soaphie = 15 yr old Border/Berner mix dx 07/08. ~8.25 units a.m./p.m. vetsulin, blind/deaf. Ultra Senior, Vital Beef/Bison, Brown Rice and lots of loving. Soaphie passed on October 29, 2015. Sydney = 14.5 yr old Aussie/Shar Pei mix dx 11/10. NPH-varies w/ predinisone a.m./p.m., blind/deaf. Sydney passed on June 3, 2014.

Last edited by Soaphie & Sydney's Mom; 12-26-2008 at 08:25 PM. Reason: Just switched to NPH...
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:02 PM
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I use the Glucopet meter, this seems to work best for me.

http://www.animaldiabetes.com/
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:44 PM
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Dogs name/Breed: Forbin Lab/Border Collie Mix

Weight: 77

Diet: blue lamb and Rice; chicken protein strips for treats

Insulin: Vetsulin 2x a day 15 at the moment; just started this; nerve racking

I just found out forbes is diabetic. He's 9 and a big boy. Not fat, but long legs/shaped more like a shepard. He has cataract in one eye and starting in another.

My vet started him at 20 Units 2 x a day and he came up negative on urine strips for 6 hours so he dropped him to 15 yesterday. Today he is again negative for 6 hours. He is acting perfectly normal. Gave him a few extra treats. Have to see what the reading is at 6p to determine if I give him a shot tonight.

I know I have to have patience, but this is very stressful
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:39 AM
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Dog's name, breed:
Ella, Greyhound

Weight:
About 55 pounds and a little too thin

Diet:
Purina DCO, 3 cups twice a day - looking for a better fit for her

Insulin:
Currently trying Vetsulin since mid Decmber; had used Humulin NPH since May 2008

Number of units per injection and injections per day:
Had been on 6 U of NPH; up to 6.5 U Vetsulin and increasing slowly
2 injections of above doses per day, every 12 hours

Brand of BG meter if home testing:
Use AlphaTrak (Abbot); also tried AccuCheck Advantage (Roche) but did not like it as much (larger blood volume, not specifically for dogs, less confidence)

Ella has an unnusual BGL curve and we continue trying (as yet unsuccessfully) to get her into a good consistent BGL range.

Regards,
Dan

Last edited by EllasDad; 01-06-2009 at 08:04 PM. Reason: clarified food and updated insulin dose
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:06 AM
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Name: MOlly

Breed; Brittany Spaniel High energy dog!!!
age 3yrs.

Weight before Diabetes 38lbs
now 30lbs. Can't seem to get her to gain
we've been trying to regulate since before
Thanksgiving;; this is really tough.

food; Am and Pm 1 1/2 cups dry

Vetsilun 2x aday just changed to 6 units every 12 hours. we were at 5-5 1/2.am and Pm.. can't seem to consistently get below 300. Tried higher doses and went into rebound...

Meter --Reli-on Ultra... test Am - noon and Pm.. We have done curves weekly...

We are very frustrated>>>
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:56 AM
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Breed: Chihuahua almost 10 yrs old
Diet: Hills Presc. Diet w/d
Insulin: Humulin N
Haven't used a glucose meter yet.


I have not ever posted in a forum, but my baby "Lawless" was diagnosed 12/22/08. I have not been having an easy time with him. His first 3 injections went smooth then when he realized that it was gonna happen everyday, he has been resisting. I just got back from the emergency Vet at 2:00 am with a possible pancreatitis (not sure if I spelled that right) attack. I found him on the floor laying in a pool of vomit. They tested him and I will get the results back tomorrow. How long does it usually take until everything is stable. I am very scared that he will have a hard time adjusting. He seems to traumatized when he comes back from the vet. I can use any and all advise, hope, help.... I want him to live a happy life.

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