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She is diabetic wouldn't...

She is diabetic wouldn't eat this morning but was told to give her shot and see if she ate tonight. She wasn't eating tonight but I put some cut up chicken in with it and she ate. She is drinking a lot of water.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Kate and she is 13

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Kate?

She can't see but can navigate around the yard and in the house but today she seems like she can't find anything. crashing into everything

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Hello,
I'm Dr. Jo and I'm a licensed veterinarian with more than twenty years of experience, and I'm here to help with your question about Kate.

I'm so sorry you're having this problem, but I'm glad you're looking for the information you need. You may join the conversation at any time by typing in what you want to say then clicking REPLY or SEND. Then we can chat back and forth until you're satisfied with the information I've provided. I'll do my best to earn your good rating, because that's the only way I receive any compensation for helping you.
To start with, please let me know what your question is for me.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

While I await your reply, I'll let you know it's really reassuring she ate tonight. With that in mind, it's important to go ahead and give her insulin as directed.

Dogs with diabetes often develop cataracts and this sudden vision loss can cause them to stagger around and be disoriented. Determining if that's the case, though, can be difficult because low blood sugar can also cause staggering and disorientation.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
why would she be drinking a lot of water.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Excessive thirst can result when blood sugar is too high.

Sometimes, though, paradoxically, it can result from blood sugar being too low.

It can also be caused by other illnesses, like kidney, liver, or thyroid illnesses.

That's why we rely on blood tests to determine the cause.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Does that help to answer your question at this point in time? I want to be as helpful as possible because it sounds like you have a very sick dog on your hands. I'm so sorry.

Will you be able to get her to the vet?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Just checking in to ask how Kate is doing today.

Thank you.

Dr. Jo

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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