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Our 10 yr old westie has diabetis with a count of 550. We are concerned about the units of insulin twice a day. He has some inflammation in both eyes. How should this be treated.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to hear your Westie is diabetic. How much insulin, and what kind of insulin, is he getting?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Is he on a special diet for diabetes, such as Glycobalance?

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Treating the inflammation in his eyes depends on what is causing the inflammation. If it is from allergies, then antihistamines and topical eye drops for inflammation should be helpful.

Diabetic dogs are prone to cataracts, so I recommend topical anti inflammatory drops, and/or a supplement called Ocu Glo to prevent cataracts. He should be checked to see if he has cataracts.

Another more serious cause of eye inflammation is glaucoma. That would require special medication, not just the anti inflammatory medication.

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