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My dog is diabetic but has been losing weight even though
My dog is diabetic but has been losing weight even though his diet hasn't changed and I was wondering if I should reduce his insulin dosage. He is currently 23 lbs., I took a reading at 12:30 and he w… read more
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petdrz
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Doctoral Degree
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My dog was recently diagnosed with diabetes & was originally on Novolin n 3 units twice a day & did very well on that. The Vet switched him to Vetsulin once a day after a week & he has not responded w… read more
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Sean Egan
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
565 satisfied customers
12 year miniature schnauzer. Just can't control her diabetics.
12 year miniature schnauzer. Just can't control her diabetics. She's an angel, just can't let her go. She's on pig insulin. 1 and one unit, am and pm after meals. Just don't know what to do.… read more
Expert
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My dog is diabetic. I would like a treatment protocal so I
My dog is diabetic. I would like a treatment protocal so I have guidelines on when I Ishould be increasing the insulin until he is regulated. I would also like guidelines on what would be an acceptabl… read more
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Dr. Bruce
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
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lab mix: lost 36 lbs and now weighs 55 lbs...gain weight..local vet
HI there, live in Cayman Islands - my lab mix diagnosed about 4 months ago with Diabetes. He has lost 36 lbs and now weighs 55 lbs. He cannot gain weight and yesterday the local vet switched him to Ve… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
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My Siberian Huskie has had Diabetes for 4 yrs and is on Vetsulyn, she has started frequent urination and drinking all the time. No mater the dose she still pees all over. Should I be trying Insulin in… read more
Dr. Will
Dr. Will
Doctoral Degree
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Polish Lowland Sheepdog: 10 Yrs old..He responds well to medicine.
I am away with my dog. 10 Yrs old Polish Lowland Sheepdog. Type I diabetic, was on Vetsulin now switch to Humulin N 5 units. He responds well to medicine. We are on a road trip visiting and missed his… read more
Dr. Will
Dr. Will
Doctoral Degree
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We havent been able to get our dogs diabetes under control.
We haven't been able to get our dogs diabetes under control. She gets 9 units of Humulin N at noon and another 7 units at 10pm every night, and yet her glucose is still over 2000 on those urine strips… read more
Dr. C
Dr. C
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
415 satisfied customers
my pet..My vet just told me this morning that I should increase
Hi Doctor James, As you said, my pet is possible getting too much insulin. My vet just told me this morning that I should increase from 7 units to 8 units because her sugar is high. I don't understand… read more
Doc James
Doc James
Post-Doctoral Degree
863 satisfied customers
We have a 15 yr old Westie, who is diabetic. He has been on
We have a 15 yr old Westie, who is diabetic. He has been on vetsulin for the past 2 years and we have been able to adjust his dosage by his "body language". That isn't working now. He drinks alot of w… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
Jack russell terrier: 11 yrs old -10 to 11 lbs..developed
I have a Jack Russel Terrier - 11 yrs old -10 to 11 lbs, who developed Diabetes March,2009 and was originally on Vetsulin, but was taken off because of a "bad batch" and was glucose testing at 400 -38… read more
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,036 satisfied customers
dog: old diabetic..receiving 13 units of the vetsulin twice daily.
Hello, We changed our 9+ year-old diabetic dog from Vetsulin to NPH (Humulin N U-100 NPH (rDNA origin) isophane suspension) Tuesday night (Dec. 8.) She was receiving 13 units of the Vetsulin twice dai… read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
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Doctoral Degree
16,499 satisfied customers
dog: vetsulin, I was feeding her the same amount of food..twice daily
Tuesday evening, we started Mama, our diabetic (diagnosed July 2009) dog, on NPH, due to the Vetsulin problems. While using the Vetsulin, I was feeding her the same amount of food four times/day, whic… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
My 8 year old Rotty was recently diagnosed with diabetes. He
My 8 year old Rotty was recently diagnosed with diabetes. He is now on a special diet (Hills W/D Rx diet dry) and Vetsulin shots two times a day. at the beginning, his blood sugar level was 425. We st… read more
Dr. Lee
Dr. Lee
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,036 satisfied customers
miniature schnauzer: His first blood screen for glucose was 330.
My miniature schnauzer 9.5 years old has been diagnosed with diabetes. His first blood screen for glucose was 330. I started a new regimen with a new dry dog food prescribes by the Vet called DCO. He … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
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Doctoral Degree
21,347 satisfied customers
I have a 12 yr 11 lb Chihuahua with diabeties (3 yr). Seen
I have a 12 yr 11 lb Chihuahua with diabeties (3 yr). Seen 3 vets. Blood work always great for the most part. One put him on 10 mg Soloxine 2xdaily because thyroid slightly low. He had surgery for bla… read more
Doctor H
Doctor H
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
276 satisfied customers
I have a dog named Angel who is 5yrs old and has been diagnosed
I have a dog named Angel who is 5yrs old and has been diagnosed with diabetes. When she was first diagnosed with diabetes about 5 months ago my vet said her blood sugar was 480 mg/dl. He recommended p… read more
Dr. Ann M.
Dr. Ann M.
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,534 satisfied customers
Schnauzer: spayed 13 year old..blind..my vet run a glucose curve
I have a spayed 13 year old Schnauzer who developed diabetes and went blind about 2 months ago. I had my vet run a glucose curve on her over a 7 hour time span. When he ran the curve it started high (… read more
csuvet
csuvet
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Doctoral Degree
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