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Problems with 17lb terrier/ mix vomiting. Diagnosed with

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Problems with 17lb terrier/***** ***** mix vomiting. Diagnosed with diabetes yesterday afternoon. Has had 2 doses of nph insulin. Vet gave her 4 units approx.1:30 p.m. yesterday. Last nite approx. 11 p.m. she crashed,shaking,vomiting ,crying.My Mom fed her and she came out of it. This morning approx.8:30 a.m.I arrived to feed her and give her insulin. I reduced dose to 2 units ,out of precaution.She ate some, but not a lot. A few hours later she wanted something to eat again. Gave her a small amount, within a few minutes she had vomited up about 3 piles of food. Did not look like anything had digested yet from the morning feeding, but she otherwise acted alert and okay. She was also prescribed antibiotics, in case of a bacterial infection.Full blood work was done yesterday by the vet and her kidney function was fine but blood sugar was at 700. We are to take her back next week md day for another blood sugar test. She I approx. 10-11 yrs. old. What's up with the vomiting? Need advise, please!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer. My name is***** and I've been a veterinarian for 15 years. I'm sorry to hear about Lady's situation. When she was at the vet yesterday and diagnosed with the diabetes, what were the clinical signs / reason for you bringing her in for an evaluation? Had she been losing weight? Drinking more? Urinating more?

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