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Old 06-22-2011, 06:56 AM
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My dog drops a lot after walks, too.
I usually give honey before the walk to stop this drop.
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:26 AM
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Typically I haven't seen too much of a drop after a walk, but I did open a new bottle of insulin on Tuesday, which since then I have been seeing favorable results. I took another reading and it was 184 at 11:30 , so I am happy . I did give her a sweet potatoe snack after the walk to bring it up a bit, and that seemed to work, because even though I felt it was a good number, I wasn't sure how much she would drop.

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Old 06-22-2011, 12:00 PM
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with exercise its nice if you can find a time when insulin is at its weakest for jesse because she has a bowl type curve insulin is weakest at the end of her cycle wright before her next shot and even then she can drop some

for us we test before walk and after which is when she gets her shot she can be a bit unpredictable so precautions are taken depending on her numbers
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:19 AM
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I believe that Abby's low point is about 2:30 - 3:00, as it seems to slightly elevate prior to her feeding and next shot.

Also, I have been using the Glucose test strips, in the AM, and she appears to have no glucose in her urine, so this would mean around 12:00am, or 1:00 am she may be normal.

I had my One Touch meter tested with the the Vet's machine (not their Glucose meter, but rather the lab one), and it showed 27 points difference. This is very consistent as to what I have read on these forums.
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Does anyone have any advice on a Urinary Tract Infection. I was getting some good numbers on Saturday, in the mid 100's, but this infection seemed to have raised the numbers.

I have started to give her some Cranberry, but it may look like another visit to the vet for some clavamox!! I suppose due to her high numbers previously, she developed this infection.

Ugh... it seems like it if it is not one thing, it is another. I just wish she felt good, and do they ever?
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:26 AM
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Hey, Barb! Yes, they DO start to feel better. Once well-adjusted, you'd never know they aren't perfectly healthy.

UTIs are usually painful, and Clavamox (or whatever your vet prescribes) should clear up Abby's. We trust, anyway. Sometimes diabetic dogs have to be on antibiotics for longer than usual. I estimate 48 hours for the antibiotic to start getting a grip on the infection; after that, Abby should start feeling quite a lot better, but the antibiotic is likely to drive her BGs up a bit.

I guess people here often raise the insulin dose just a little when their dogs are on antibiotics. I never did with Kumbi; just held steady. Once the antibiotics have done their job, if you've increased her insulin dose to compensate, you'll likely need to drop it again, back to what it was before the infection hit.

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I like to have a culture and sensitivity done when suspecting a UTI. Then you know the exact bacteria and which antibiotic will work on it.

What type of cranberry supplement are you using?

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What type of cranberry supplement are you using?

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Although you were asking Barb about cranberry, thought I'd show what I give Annie:

http://www.amazon.com/Cranberry-Reli.../dp/B0017Z56MY

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:22 PM
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That was one of the things I was wondering about in Barb's cranberry. Some have a few "extras" in them and others have a sweetening agent.
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:17 AM
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Hi Patty and Craig,

I am using a Cranberry powder, but that is ALL it has. No sugars. The other part of it is gelatin, but that is the capsule, and I break open the capsule, so she doesn't get it.

Along with some organic apple cider vinegar (1/2 tsp). She does not appear to be in any pain, but she does strain while peeing, and there is blood.
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