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Hi and welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** and I hope to be of help to you and Jackson today.
I need to become more aquainted with Jackson in order to give you the best advice. For how long has Jackson been a diabetic and was he regulated well on 14 units of insulin twice daily? For how long has he had liver disease and do you know if the Denamarin has helped? Thanks for your answers.
Also want to say, that if Jackson is able to keep the chicken and water down, then you are doing this gentle feeding correctly. . .is he keeping this down?
Must be that his liver looked enlarged on an x ray or ultrasound, or felt enlarged. If his liver enzymes weren't elevated, then the Denamarin may not be needed, but it shouldn't hurt. However, wouldn't give it either while he has nausea. Also, the levothyroxine is not a problem to withhold from a vomiting dog. So now. . .the insulin dose????? How long has it been since Jackson has vomited and how long have you been "gently" feeding him?
Got your last message as I sent mine. Peptobismol could help but may not be necessary. I'll wait to get your answers to my last 2 questions.
No need to apologize. I'm just slow at this naturally!
I recommend not feeding or giving water if these are leading to vomiting. It would be best to fast him, or just stick to the water in small amounts every hour or so. I recommend that dogs get 1/2 of their insulin dose twice daily when they aren't eating. He will produce less glucose when he isn't eating, but he will still produce some, and the insulin will allow the cells to acquire the glucose so they can function.
Since Jackson is resting, then he probably doesn't feel too badly anymore. The dose for Peptobismol is 0.25 to 2 ml/kg 3-4 times daily. I do think that without the chicken that he will no longer vomit, so I doubt the pepto will be necessary. Yes, give 7 units twice daily and small amounts of water every hour or so.
I suggest that if he is still vomiting in 12 hours that you and Jackson see your veterinarian. Liver disease, pancreatitis, kidney disease, foreign bodies, (just to name a few) could be causing the vomiting and these would need more specific care.
Thank you, ***** ***** night to you!!!!! Please give Jackson a big hug from me, and you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Just checking in to hear about Jackson. How is he doing by now? Anymore vomiting?
I am so very sorry to hear about Jackson! Mounting a high fever and an elevated white blood cell count is exactly what a healthy body would do in the face of an infection, so, in a way that is good. . .not the infection but Jackson's response. I'm sure his kidney values are elevated from the dehydration, but his BUN, creatinine and phosphorous values in his blood may indicate that he has primary kidney disease. Your vet will be rehydrating him and starting antibiotics I'm sure while they are looking for the source of the infection. Your vet also has injectible drugs to stop nausea. Jackson should be a whole lot more comfortable just with supportive treatment.
I will definitely pray for Jackson, and for his doctors to have the wisdom they need!
Thank you. Please let me know how he is when you hear.
Oh, Tichi! I am so sorry for your loss of Jackson! He was obviously well loved. . .I could feel it even through this medium, and I know that a dog who was with you could sense your love for him much more than I.
I hope you have the love and support there that you now need, and if there is anything I can do to help you through this time of grief please let me know.
I pray that God will send comfort and encouragement into you life.