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Dog recently dx w/DM. Yesterday to vet for glucose curve but
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Good Day Dr. Matt I have a 6 year old male golden retriever
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my pet..My vet just told me this morning that I should increase
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We have a 15 yr old Westie, who is diabetic. He has been on
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My Silkie Terrier is diabetic. We were just informed by our
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my dog was diagnosed with diabetes in Feb. She was placed
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