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Old 01-30-2018, 05:21 PM
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that is a stink eye . not very lady like lily haha

jesse doesnt have that snow problem but just on rare occasions . spring seems to come earlier and earlier in my neck of the woods . use to be early march then February now we have entered January and we are spring like

oh lily that snow will melt eventually
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Old 01-30-2018, 05:33 PM
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I hope you gave her a treat!
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:59 AM
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She’s probably wondering when this snow is going to stop
See if you can't cheer your 4-Legged Limey up with a nice tune by some Irish lasses.

Celtic Woman "Let It Snow"
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:43 PM
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After three years of eating Merrick Grain Free Healthy Weight, I think Lily’s loosing interest. She’s been pushing her bowl around and trying to bury her food more frequently, but always comes back to finish eating within a half hour.

So I decided to switch things up and go with a new diet... Nulo Adult Trim Cod & Lentils Recipe.

It has the same calories per cup as the Merrick, a different protein source in the cod, but less fat and more fiber.

This was her first day on the full switch over and she quickly ate each meal. I think she likes the light cod smell

Her fasting BG tonight was 155. I’ll be testing more frequently for a while and do a curve in a few days to see if any BG trends have changed. I haven’t changed her insulin dose.

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Old 02-21-2018, 04:25 PM
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I am so tempted to change my dog’s food, but she’s so newly diagnosed and not at all under control yet. It just seems like I should try to get a handle on one thing before I change something else. But I do wonder if her food may be contributing to her fasting BG being so high. Is changing diet a good way to get fasting BG down?
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:57 PM
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Jesse had a change a few months ago and went well . I added some mackerel also and she likes that fishy smell . I was surprised .

Good start hope to see continued progress
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:09 PM
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Lily’s been on her new diet for a week and so far so good. She’s been eating every meal with no problems.

I did a partial curve today and it doesn’t look too bad, except for higher fasting numbers than I’m used to. I’m not going to change her insulin dose just yet. Maybe she needs more time for her new food to settle in and work properly with her insulin.

In the meantime, I’ll test her at fasting and around her nadir time of 2PM to see if things are getting any better.



It was a beautiful day today. Lily was by my side, watching me clean up the backyard

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Insulin: Novolin R/N mix - Meter: ReliOn Prime
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:18 PM
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such a proud girl

Looks good mike and i agree let it settle for a bit longer to make a decisions on dosing

We made change in jesse diet just after Christmas . It was a bit scary after feeding her the same thing for many years and being diabetic It appears she enjoys it as much as the previous

For me i want her to enjoy her meal and it sounds like lily is enjoying her new diet

congrats
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:20 PM
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Such a beautiful girl......
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:32 AM
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I imagine she does like the fish - Chris, blind as could be, could locate a dried up stinky fish carcass at the side of the river from 100 yards away and was always thrilled with his "catch."

How's her breath?

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