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Old 09-23-2015, 10:12 AM
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Question Potty pad eatting question???

My lil buddy (Kona) was diagnosed about a week ago with diabetes. We started giving him hills diabetic dog food and insulin, but he is still having strange behavior. We knew something was wrong because he was urinating frequently and had to start using potty pads. Lately we have cought him eating the potty pads and are very conserned he is not getting better. Any suggestions on what we can do to prevent potty pads being ate? We do have a vet visit today where we'll be getting a glucose reading, but vet doesnt seems to be as helpful as this forum.
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Old 09-23-2015, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: Potty pad eatting question???

You could try those holders for potty pads - sort of a frame for them to keep the dogs from pulling them up and tearing them apart. Or you could switch to a "potty patch" or similar astroturf type product.
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: Potty pad eatting question???

hi and welcome

usually once insulin settles that problem should goos away numbers in the 400s will see most dogs go back to normal on there potty break. maybe a couple weeks after taking injected things should improve

now there could be a UTI which can mimic those symptoms so its always a good idea to check

eating potty pads is unusual but diabetic dogs are deficient of things. they can have uncontrolled hunger . maybe some minerals that are urinated out your pup maybe deficient and crave them dogs usually do things for a reason
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