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Old 01-15-2019, 08:41 AM
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I think you're doing the right thing, just increasing the dose. That's the standard procedure in regulating diabetics. Give it a couple weeks, spot check fastings and nadir times.

You might need another increase in a couple weeks. And maybe another. Your curves will decide. And do 2 curves during a new dose, maybe 3 days apart. Curves can be very different on any given day. Nice to compare numbers and pattern.
You want to make sure you're basing decisions on what the consistent and typical numbers/patterns are.
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Riley, 8 yr. old maltipoo, 25 lbs., diagnosed Feb 2017, taking thyroid meds, had pancreatitis and DKA mid March, eating Wellness Senior formula can food. NPH dosage now at 9.0 units Humulin N. Adding either pumpkin, spinach, blueberries, yams, or green beans to his food. Also omega-3 oil.
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:42 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I noticed the last week or so since I switched Yukon to the Royal Canin Glycobalance he has been pooping 4 times a day, quite a lot each time and I weighed him today and he is down to 28 pounds. He was 30 pounds a couple weeks ago.

Also, he keeps licking his paws like crazy all day and night and he is starting to shed a lot.

He hasn't done this the last few month being diabetic and I am very concerned.
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14 yr old, Atypical Cushings, Pancreatitis, Allergies. 13.2u Vetsulin 2x a day. Royal Canin Glycobalance 1 cup 2x Day with 3 teaspoons boiled chicken. Snacks Green Beans. Tylan Powder, Purina Fortiflora, Flax Hull Lignans 35mg 1x day.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:57 AM
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The food may have allot of fiber in it . I know other members who fed WD ( prescription food for diabetic's ) Had the same thing happen .

sounds like an allergic reaction with the paw lick
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Jesse-26 lbs - 15 years old - 9.5 years diabetic - one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of Novolin a day sometimes Novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar but that is rare. total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 8 and 10 units of NPH insulin depending on her fasting number
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:29 PM
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I hope he isn't allergic to something in the food. I did stop his allergy injections because the vet told me too. He has lost 2 pounds in the last 4 days and I have no clue why. He is very lethargic too.
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14 yr old, Atypical Cushings, Pancreatitis, Allergies. 13.2u Vetsulin 2x a day. Royal Canin Glycobalance 1 cup 2x Day with 3 teaspoons boiled chicken. Snacks Green Beans. Tylan Powder, Purina Fortiflora, Flax Hull Lignans 35mg 1x day.
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Old 01-19-2019, 01:45 PM
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Check to see if you are still feeding the same number of calories as of the prior food too. When we first started a low calorie high fiber food with our diabetic dog, we weren’t feeding enough of it.

Unfortunately, though, it seems an allergy could be occurring so it may not matter if you have to change foods because of the allergy.

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Old 01-19-2019, 06:34 PM
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Hi Natalie,

Thanks for the tip. I looked at both bags and the new dog food has 276 calories per cup, the old has 304 per cup.

Also, my old food the hydrolized protein was for allergies and sensitive skin. Since he has been on the new dog food he has been losing hair like crazy and licking.

I am going to mix the old and new again and see if he starts to feel better. There must be something in the new food that doesn't agree with him.

The sad thing about it is the new food has dropped his BG levels quite a bit. They are still in the 300's though.

This is so frustrating
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:40 PM
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Has anyone given their dogs Fromm dog food? I am trying to find a healthy food for Yukon.

I am in the process of weining him off the Glycobalance - only gave him 1/4 of the Glycobalance and the rest his hydrolized protein. He is not licking anymore and is feeling better.

It must be something in the glycol balance that he's allergic to. I am just trying to find a well-balanced dog food besides the hydrolyzed protein because I'm afraid that his numbers are going to get back Up into the 500s like they were when he was strictly on the hydrolyzed protein.

I would like to stick with chicken because he's allergic to beef and lamb and with his allergies and sensitivities I don't want to try duck or fish.

Any ideas? It would be greatly appreciated. I know dogs differ in their food but I just wanna find some dog foods that have been successful with diabetes
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I have been giving jesse a homemade diet for her entire diabetic life which has worked fairly well . It was a process of adding and removing things for decent blood sugar

I have altered her diet as things change and as she gets older . She is always excited about meal time
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Jesse-26 lbs - 15 years old - 9.5 years diabetic - one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of Novolin a day sometimes Novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar but that is rare. total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 8 and 10 units of NPH insulin depending on her fasting number
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:49 PM
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I would love to make his food, but I just don't know what to use because I know they need certain vitamins and minerals. Where did you get your recipe from? I just want to make sure I'm feeding him all the nutrients he needs. Other than that I have no problem making his food for him.
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14 yr old, Atypical Cushings, Pancreatitis, Allergies. 13.2u Vetsulin 2x a day. Royal Canin Glycobalance 1 cup 2x Day with 3 teaspoons boiled chicken. Snacks Green Beans. Tylan Powder, Purina Fortiflora, Flax Hull Lignans 35mg 1x day.
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actually i came up with her recipe. I pressure cook skinless chicken breast . boiled eggs and some canned mackerel. That completes her animal protein . On the vegetable side i give her pressure cooked pinto beans , cooked sweet potato yams , I use 6 different vegetable that go into a food processor to be grind down to small bits and cooked and i sprinkle on top yeast flakes to give some tasty flavor

I use to give a commercial supplement so she got all the vitamins and minerals which there are many you can check out but i stopped some years ago with that as i believe she gets all she needs from her homemade diet and i was just wasting money buying the added supplements

The only mineral i do add is calcium which i get from the egg shells. i grind them up in a coffee grinder to a powder

I do hear this all the time that you cant properly feed a dog a homemade diet. Well i wonder what they ate 50 years ago and before . Humans for the most part dont check the vitamins and minerals they are getting .

for me if you provide a balanced diet for the most part the dog should do great . You control the ingredients you want to use for you individual dogs situation and its fresh and human grade . Jesse has done well for almost 9 years diabetic so it shows that it does work
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