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Old 05-12-2022, 09:11 AM
Kittymjohn Kittymjohn is offline
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Default Off balance and wobbly

Oliver a 7yr old 29lb terrier mix takes 12 units Noviln N twice a day, has become off balance on our walks. This started a week ago has happened four times , his blood sugar was 476 after this happened , I rushed him to the vet.
I assumed it was heat or arthritis related, it only happens on a walk. Within 6 months of being diagnosed he has gone blind in one eye. Oliver is currently at the vet having a curve test. The vet is thinking possible kidney failure. 😭🥲😘🐶 Any guidance would be helpful. Please give me advice on your experiences.
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Off balance and wobbly

You might need a bit more information to completely rule out low blood sugar or dropping bloodsugar which can cause a dog to get wobbly on a walk . Test right before the walk if you haven't . My Jesse's could drop a 100 points or more just chewing on a bone . She also could spike up very quickly off a low point

If low blood sugar is completely eliminated from the equation then I guess it can be many things and outside of diabeties . Now you can't eliminate the possibility that high sugar could be the problem . Maybe taking a walk with lower sugar (maybe in the 200s) and see what happens

Always carry a pack of some kind of liquid sugar just in case

Taking a video could help with a diagnosis and provide to the vet. My Jesse had epilepsy which she had seizures to make her unsteady and it had happened on walks

If it's only with walking then that's something to work with in diagnosing your pup . You have to be a detective . Is your dog lethargic before going ? My Jesse was early in her diagnosis . Things may get better with better regulation . Do recommend doing curves at home and can give results to the vet . Better to test in the normal environment.

So many possibilities like maybe a heart problem . How has regulation been and how long being diabetic?
Jesse-26 lbs - 16.5 years old ,11 years diabetic, one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack . 3 shots of Novolin( under the Relion name ) a day . Total insulin for a 24 hour period is 6.5 units of NPH insulin .
Jesse earned her wings on 6/21/2021
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