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Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 03:52 PM
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Re: Her name is Angel Sadie... passed Nov 23, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear about Sadie's passing... I always felt like our dog's diabetes set us up in a life rhythm and losing that made his loss even worse.

Sending Sadie a kiss skyward,

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,328
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New member looking for advice

Dogs typically can have between 1/4 and 1/2 of their regular insulin dose without food. Best to start low and see if 1/4 is enough, raise it if necessary.

Chris could have half a dose with no...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: I'm New and need guidance

Have you done some curves to get a detailed, hour by hour view of his BG?

"Mountain" curves are fairly common. And there are ways to flatten them out by varying the diet and the timing of the...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Fitting a Freestyle Libre monitor ?

I know vets are really into the continuous monitoring but I really don't think it's necessary. And sometimes creates too much data. I feel like you can do just as much with curves. Continuous...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!

There are many good anti-anxiety medications for dogs - seems like that might be something to pursue - if only to see if it's anxiety or dementia or hunger.

The dog we have now is not diabetic but...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,930
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Re: My Max, one year since diagnosis

There are a few possibilities but low blood sugar is definitely one of them because he threw up and so had no food to go with his insulin.

In response to seriously low blood sugar, the liver...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: One touch ultra

We used a OneTouch Ultra exclusively for Chris' diabetes management. It has a very good reputation for testing canine blood sugar.

We loved it!

I did have an AlphaTrak and ran some checks of...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: New Member: Curve Advice

Could you post the readings you have with times and insulin amounts?

I'd be interested to see what shape the curve is now and whether the insulin seems to be lasting a full 12 hours.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 11-24-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,836
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newbie needing help

Hi Donna,

We have found that some diabetic dogs really need some carbs in their diet to balance out the insulin action. Some so much so that they needed something highly digestible like oatmeal or...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 10-04-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,836
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newbie needing help

It helps to get used to unpredictability as normal!

Blood sugar levels aren't like a thermostat you can set and forget. They are affected by just about everything - food, adequacy of digestion,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 09-17-2021, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Latest numbers - need opinion

He gets a long drop in blood sugar in the morning. Might try giving him something carby and readily digestible either added to his breakfast or, if possible, given as a snack a couple of hours after...
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 08-19-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 32,349
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Natalie's Chris

You're so kind Bonnie to always note Chris' anniversaries.

Our Jack is now the same age as Chris when he passed... wish they didn't age so quickly!

Sending kisses skyward to all in your pack,
...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-19-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: So overwhelmed

Just checking to see how things are going... hoping for good news.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-19-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: hind leg weakness

Dogs usually have to have sustained high blood sugar for a while to suffer from neuropathy. BUT, if they are having issues with nerve transmission across the spine already, moderately high blood...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 08-19-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,889
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newly diabetic pug - HELP!

I'm sorry your boy is having a hard time adjusting to two meals a day - and pugs do tend to make a fuss when they're unhappy! ;)

Two meals a day is best - how long since he was diagnosed?

How...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-30-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Introduction for Aku!

Nice to meet you and Aku!

I hate pancreatitis... so far, I've never had a dog suffer from it personally and I hope it stays that way.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Please - advice needed.

The hunger and thirst definitely point to the need to check for Cushing's disease and perhaps also hypothyroidism since she's gaining weight - she at least does not seem to be on too little insulin....
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: So overwhelmed

Many dogs have been managed through ketoacidosis at home by giving fluids. Really the only other difference for approach is that insulin dose will be a bit more aggressive, at least at first, to get...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-24-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Newbie Question about nutrition info

Carbs are not a big deal for canine diabetics and can even be useful. And, in fact, canine diabetes diets are not really restricted at all.

Unlike cats, which are akin to human Type 2 diabetics,...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 07-15-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Belle - Recently Diagnosed

I would say that the 18 and 20 units of insulin had roughly the same effect on her blood sugar. The differences aren't remarkable.

And 20 units is a quite small dose for an 80 pound dog.

I...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-21-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 87,362
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Jesse girl

Oh no... Jesse is the most amazing diabetic dog ever. So very sad to know that her time here with you has come to an end.

I would like to have met Jesse...

Sending you our love and a kiss...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 06-01-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,939
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Pippi is now at The Rainbow Bridge

Oh no... I'm so sorry to learn of Pippi's passing. Such wonderful photos of her. I wish you and we could have had more time with her.

To be so beloved... such a blessing for her.

Sending her a...
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-25-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 102,314
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lucy, our rescued cattle dog, is an angel... April 21, 2014

How can it be seven years... our Jack is now turning 14. Time goes by too quickly.

Natalie
Forum: Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog 04-25-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 576
Views: 132,731
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Lily - My English Setter

So sorry for your loss Mike. She was a beloved friend and I know how much you will miss her.

Natalie
Forum: K9 Biographies / Stories 04-02-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 100,364
Posted By k9diabetes
Re: Crissy Ann's Long Road through Diabetes and Atypical Cushing's disease

That is quite an adjustment for everyone! Are they "adjusting?"

Natalie
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