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Old 03-05-2018, 05:00 AM
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Well, right after my last post, Lily again started pushing her bowl around at breakfast time. The thought came to my mind that maybe Iím feeding her too soon after getting up. We both wake up around 5:30AM and she gets fed at 6:00.

So I changed her feeding times to 7:00AM and 7:00PM. I also changed her food back to Merrick Healthy Weight (she started getting fasting BG in the high 300s with the Nulo).

Sheís been on this schedule for 5 days and her fasting BG is back to the low 200s and she is eating great. Weíll see how it goes, but either way, Iíll stick with the Merrick Healthy Weight
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Old 03-05-2018, 06:19 AM
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I dont think anyone is that interested in eating at that time . fingers and paws crossed for continued positive appetite
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:50 AM
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I have a hard time with AM feeding too. I really donít blame them not wanting to pop out of bed and eat, but it makes it hard to maintain a schedule that works AM and PM. I really think the only thing my dog would inhale any time of day is homemade.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:46 PM
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Lilyís new feeding and insulin schedule of 7:00AM and 7:00PM is working out well for both her and me. She gets to slowly adjust after waking up in the morning and then eat after an hour or so.

Spotting squirrels on her daily walk keeps her happy

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Insulin: Novolin R/N mix - Meter: ReliOn Prime
Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils, Pumpkin, FortiFlora, Dasuquin, Thyroxine

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Old 03-22-2018, 01:37 PM
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She looks great mike

Jesse has been on the 7 and 7:30 am schedule since the beginning depending on fall or spring time change .

Looks like the snow doesnt bother her a bit . I am sure she would like to give chase those squirrels haha
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Old 03-22-2018, 02:02 PM
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She's beautiful and echoing what Jessegirl said, she looks great.
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Old 03-27-2018, 09:17 AM
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Always great to see a beautiful Lily picture!!!
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:31 PM
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She is so pretty!

My goodness at that snow. It was 80 degrees in Central Arkansas today.
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Old 04-01-2018, 04:57 AM
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I think Raysaint mentioned this earlier, but the AAHA has released their 2018 Veterinary Diabetes Management Guidlines for Dogs and Cats...

https://www.aaha.org/guidelines/diab...s/default.aspx

They even include algorithms (flow charts) for getting dogs regulated...

https://www.aaha.org/public_document...nitoringv3.pdf
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Diabetes: Aug 2013 - Hypothyroidism: Dec 2013 - Cataract Surgery: Feb 2014
Insulin: Novolin R/N mix - Meter: ReliOn Prime
Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils, Pumpkin, FortiFlora, Dasuquin, Thyroxine
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:05 AM
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I think Raysaint mentioned this earlier, but the AAHA has released their 2018 Veterinary Diabetes Management Guidlines for Dogs and Cats...

https://www.aaha.org/guidelines/diab...s/default.aspx

They even include algorithms (flow charts) for getting dogs regulated...

https://www.aaha.org/public_document...nitoringv3.pdf
Many of the items that i discovered managing jesses diabetes is reflected in these guidelines showing a well thought out protocols on managing the disease

The most difficult time in regulation is the beginning and starting insulin therapy especially for a dog with other medical challenges as you have seen with your dog lily mike . Jesse had multiple complications and her history of epilepsy which made jesse quite challenging but not impossible

I might even project a complete curve be done before insulin therapy begins . The reason is the staring dose and what to begin with . If numbers are lower maybe 300s or lower across the board you may want to start with a lower starting dose . Jesse was one of those dogs that needed a dose lower than the normal stating dose which was an obstacle to her regulation .
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