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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry to hear Cleopatra is showing these symptoms. Unfortunately bloodwork and urine do lean towards diabetes mellitus (DM) but with ketones in the urine there is a more pressing concern of diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) which does require hospitalization to control and then sent home on injectable insulin.Here is more information on diabetes followed by information on DKADiabetes: http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/diseases-conditions-of-dogs/hormones-body-chemistry/diabetes-in-dogsDKA: http://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/diseases-conditions-of-dogs/hormones-body-chemistry/diabetic-ketoacidosis-dka-in-dogsLuckily this is very treatable but can be life threatening if not addressed asap. If your veterinarian is still open then she should be admitted for therapy there but otherwise at a veterinary er. Hospitalization, iv fluids as well as beginning hourly insulin to control the diabetes is imperative to control this disease and once stable regular twice daily injections of insulin at home that your veterinarian will guide you throughPlease let me know how else I can assist you both today. Again this is treatable but necessary to treat asap to get her healthy again
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I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, I hope you were able to get Cleopatra to the veterinarian
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