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Old 05-29-2019, 01:40 PM
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Default Re: Ketones in Urine - Everything else Normal

You can test for ketones at home so you can check if its a problem or not . I dont place to much on just one test
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Old 05-29-2019, 03:55 PM
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I have the Bayer Keto-Diastix strips and test regularly. I just bought a new bottle. They show everything's ok.

Is there something made specifically for dogs that would test better?
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Old 05-29-2019, 05:25 PM
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I have the Bayer Keto-Diastix strips and test regularly. I just bought a new bottle. They show everything's ok.

Is there something made specifically for dogs that would test better?
Nope . They say ketones are ketones whether its a dog or human . Maybe the test at the vet was incorrect or just an anomaly and I would lean to that as you are not seeing any physical signs of a problem
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:50 PM
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Default Blood Sugar Finally Regulated. Yukon always sleeping

I finally got Yukon's Blood Sugar in the 100-200's most of the day (YEAH!).

My question is since he has been regulated in that range he seems to be sleeping more throughout the day. He is getting more blind and very much more needy I noticed. He howls when he doesn't know where we are.

My husband thinks it's because he's getting older, I am not sure. It seems like when his blood sugar was higher he was a little more active. He still is eating like crazy because of the Cushing's I'm assuming and likes to walk but not as far anymore.

Is that a characteristic of low blood sugar being a little bit more inactive?
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I finally got Yukon's Blood Sugar in the 100-200's most of the day (YEAH!).

My question is since he has been regulated in that range he seems to be sleeping more throughout the day. He is getting more blind and very much more needy I noticed. He howls when he doesn't know where we are.

My husband thinks it's because he's getting older, I am not sure. It seems like when his blood sugar was higher he was a little more active. He still is eating like crazy because of the Cushing's I'm assuming and likes to walk but not as far anymore.

Is that a characteristic of low blood sugar being a little bit more inactive?

Jesse could be more active with what looked like normal sugar and could be more active with higher sugar say 250 and that could be reversed . We dont know what blood sugar is most the time and the body maybe battling from going lower and may feel a bit more at ease when a bit higher . Its the ups and downs of the disease . Injected insulin is far different from the normal process so it maybe a bit of a battle for the body

Jesse has went through so many periods of attitude and health . It may just come down to the insulin that we inject into our dogs is not natural to the body which maybe a battle internally . I think over time things will even out

congratulations on regulation
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:54 AM
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congratulations on the blood sugar! As my Jenny got older she slept more. Once her cushings was regulated though the voracious appetite went away.
Have you checked that lately?

Honestly, for the last year of Jenny's life I went with the theory that if she was happy I was happy and i let up on some of the massive testing.

So, do whatever keeps Yukon happy! Judi
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I am going to get a full blood count next visit - 9/21 and go from there. If the Vet thinks I should do another Cushing's Test at the University of Tennessee I will do that too because I noticed he is still drinking a lot even though his BG is a good number.

The only sad part is he is almost blind - he howls a lot when he doesn't think we are there. I am having a difficult time trying to go places - he has major separation anxiety (and I do too I have to say).
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jesse is older and has a bit of the old timers and she looks for me and not happy if I am not around .

Yukon should adapt as dogs have poor vision to begin with . You just need to work Yukon to the new reality so he can rely more on sent and hearing
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I opened a new vial of vetsulin today and Yukons blood sugar has been in the 400 to 500 all day. Can a vial be bad? I am going to give it until tomorrow and call the vet to exchange it or something.

Also a couple days ago he ate some dirt on the side yard. I heard that dogs do that when they're lacking some type of a vitamin.
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I dont think jesse ever had a bad vial of insulin but she uses the human insulin .It maybe just a coincidence and there could be an infection or it maybe something temporary to throw sugar out of whack

Jesse use to eat coyote and rabbit pooh . I speculated it was like a probiotic
I tend to agree that the body is craving something and maybe the reason for higher sugar
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