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Old 05-09-2017, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: How much spinach?

Daisy gets chopped spinach in every meal. Along with green beans, chana dal, split peas, turkey, chicken breast, pumpkin, etc. She seems to do fine on it. I use one pound of chopped spinach to about 4 lbs of food.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:08 AM
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for some reason (hopefully not a bad reason) he didn't eat this morning. I gave him 3 units of insulin, his normal dose is 8.5. This was at 7:30 a.m.
Went for a 30 minute walk at 8:00 a.m.
Tried his food again, no luck.
But now at 9:00 a.m. he seems a bit out of sorts.
Does this happen on occasion? I'm always worried about the pancreatitis.
His recent blood work and urinalysis was all good.
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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 06-11-2017, 06:24 AM
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What's his BG?

I hope it's not pancreatitis too.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:14 AM
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his fasting this morning was 14.3 (255). He's been in the 195-250 range in the mornings. I was supposed to do a curve today as we expect he needs another half unit increase to bring him to the regulation we're shooting for.
No vomiting or anything this morning, seemed energetic on his walk. Might just be him, he's quirky sometimes. Hopefully he eats his supper.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: Dosage with no food?

glad he seems ok. I swear they know when you are planning a curve!
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Default Re: Dosage with no food?

With Maggie, I could always kind of tell if it was pancreatitis coming on - any tenderness in the belly? She also would lick her lips a lot. It is supposed to be a sign of pain.

I don't know if you do boiled chicken with homemade broth. That was my go to if I even suspected it. She would always eat it and easy on the belly. You might try a little if you can.

Another thing that would happen with her and I think is common with small dogs - if she had no food on her stomach, she would be throwing up bile like stuff by afternoon. So, if you could get him interested in something small and easy, it might help.

I think you handled it perfectly insulin wise!
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:29 AM
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Doesn't seem to be any tenderness, no pain indications. I think I'll wait for supper and see if he eats, although I guess boiled chicken wouldn't raise his sugar.
No vomiting or anything yet.
The only other thing it might be, his can food was slightly different colour, and while it doesn't seem spoiled, maybe a slight off smell or taste is enough to turn him off; he's picky sometimes. I opened other cans and all were the same. Not spoiled, but different than previous cases.
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Well, he ate his supper, I gave him his normal dose, so hopefully it was just a one-off this morning. He does have to be coaxed more in the morning to eat, so I guess this morning he wasn't going to give in. He was playing outside after supper seems to be himself.
Past pancreatitis I guess will always have me paranoid when things don't stay normal.
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:19 PM
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Good to hear. That paranoia is helpful to keeping pancreatitis at bay - you have to watch them so closely.
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Glad to hear he ate his dinner and all is well.

I'm starting to think paranoia is the norm. You just can't tell what's going on with them sometimes.
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