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Customer: hi, my name is ***** ***** dog- 9 years old, a t shihzu has diabetes, and has loose motions this morning went about 5-6times, really liquify stool, also threw up. Had a lot of water, should I give him his insulin on empty stomach? also is rice good for him? he has no enargy energy
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Customer: so, we gave him extra food yesterday, by mistake. this morning he had a lot of water. He is on Insulin for the last few months then he has been having a lot of loose stool, not eating anything. just a liliitle bit of water
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
shih tzu, nine 9 year. Loose motions and lethargy. Has diabetes. Started a new dog food this week- Wysong Optimal Performance Canine Dry Diet. By mistake gave him food twice yesterday. Haven't given him an insuin shot today. What can I give him to make him feel better? any home remedies? rice or what? Should I give him an insulin shot? He also threw up, a lot of water.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

My general rule is to give the same dose of insulin if one meal has been missed, one half of the dose if two meals are missed, and stop administering insulin if three meals are missed. If gastrointestinal distress (inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea) continued for more than 24 hours, he should be attended to by his vet who will need to consider pancreatitis in a diabetic although the abrupt change in food and receiving extra amounts of the new food are good reasons for his distress as well. Chicken breast (sans skin) and white rice constitute a bland diet for these dogs but I'm not keen on switching diets yet again in any diabetic; I would, however, consider returning to the food he ate prior to the Wysong Optimal Performance at this time.

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