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toy poodle with diabetes
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    [email protected] Guest

    Default toy poodle with diabetes

    Hi
    Pepper a 12lb brown toy poodlet was just diagnosed
    with diabetes and was at the vets for 3 days. He was
    put on Vetsulin 5 units twice a day. Not much info on his
    diet from the vet. This is all new to me and while the vet
    seemed ok I would like advice from anyone going through
    this with their dog. Pepper eats Iams small breed dry dog
    food and snacks were baby carrots, apples (when I have
    them) candy (no no now) and a bit of whatever I may be
    having. Me I'm a nervous wreck at the thought of having
    to poke him with a needle twice a day but hopefuly he
    will be ok with it. Please give any advice you may have
    on this

    Thanks from Pepper and Me


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    bj Guest

    Default Re: toy poodle with diabetes

    There are pet-diabetes web sites -- Google for some leads, I'm not up on
    them these days. And I know the topic has come up in general pet-health
    newsgroups. There are also some yahoo groups -- search on diabetes dog. I'm
    pretty sure the topic of pet-bg-testing has come up in this newsgroup too --
    Google groups searching may help you here.

    I had a dog with Addison's Disease -- she spent 4 days in the hospital after
    she collapsed (which is how she ended up being diagnosed, she'd just acted
    like she had "tummy flu" for a few days....) and I know what a scare that
    can be. She had to take pills every day but at least it didn't involve daily
    testing, just approx quarterly vet testing.

    By the way, there are also vet specialists (just like there are
    people-doctor-specialists) if you want a more expert opinion, at least for a
    consult. How old is Pepper?
    A hug for Pepper and best wishes to all of you!
    bj

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ps.com...
    > Hi
    > Pepper a 12lb brown toy poodlet was just diagnosed
    > with diabetes and was at the vets for 3 days. He was
    > put on Vetsulin 5 units twice a day. Not much info on his
    > diet from the vet. This is all new to me and while the vet
    > seemed ok I would like advice from anyone going through
    > this with their dog. Pepper eats Iams small breed dry dog
    > food and snacks were baby carrots, apples (when I have
    > them) candy (no no now) and a bit of whatever I may be
    > having. Me I'm a nervous wreck at the thought of having
    > to poke him with a needle twice a day but hopefuly he
    > will be ok with it. Please give any advice you may have
    > on this
    >
    > Thanks from Pepper and Me
    >




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    Kurt Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:
    > Hi
    > Pepper a 12lb brown toy poodlet was just diagnosed
    > with diabetes and was at the vets for 3 days. He was
    > put on Vetsulin 5 units twice a day. Not much info on his
    > diet from the vet. This is all new to me and while the vet
    > seemed ok I would like advice from anyone going through
    > this with their dog. Pepper eats Iams small breed dry dog
    > food and snacks were baby carrots, apples (when I have
    > them) candy (no no now) and a bit of whatever I may be
    > having. Me I'm a nervous wreck at the thought of having
    > to poke him with a needle twice a day but hopefuly he
    > will be ok with it. Please give any advice you may have
    > on this
    >
    > Thanks from Pepper and Me


    Hi Brenda,

    Sorry to say I don't have any new information for you but wanted to
    express my sadness at the news of your good little friend. Luckily for
    Pepper he has an owner - although with pets it's never clear who owns
    who - that will give him the best care possible. Best of luck.

    Kurt


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    PAE Guest

    Default Re: toy poodle with diabetes

    Don't be concerned -
    We had a miniature poodle - Pip who was diagnosed with diabetes when he
    was about 7 years old. We gave him shots twice daily -varying the amount of
    the dose depending on the urine stick testing. He lived until he was 21
    years old and died from something else - possibly connected to his diabetes
    and possibly to his age - kidney insufficiency.

    He came to us willingly all those years for his shots. Also fed him Iams
    and no treats at all except occasional small pieces of white meat boiled
    chicken.

    We had to have him checked twice a year at the vets for overnight and
    several times a day blood glucose testing.

    When he was first diagnosed some of our friends said they would not do
    it - the vet even questioned how long we would keep up the regime
    successfully.

    We certainly enjoyed the 14 extra years we had with him.

    Ironically shortly after he died I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
    Sure glad we decided to treat him and not have him put away.

    Best of luck to Pepper.

    Phil

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ps.com...
    > Hi
    > Pepper a 12lb brown toy poodlet was just diagnosed
    > with diabetes and was at the vets for 3 days. He was
    > put on Vetsulin 5 units twice a day. Not much info on his
    > diet from the vet. This is all new to me and while the vet
    > seemed ok I would like advice from anyone going through
    > this with their dog. Pepper eats Iams small breed dry dog
    > food and snacks were baby carrots, apples (when I have
    > them) candy (no no now) and a bit of whatever I may be
    > having. Me I'm a nervous wreck at the thought of having
    > to poke him with a needle twice a day but hopefuly he
    > will be ok with it. Please give any advice you may have
    > on this
    >
    > Thanks from Pepper and Me
    >




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    sharppointy1 Guest

    Default Re: toy poodle with diabetes

    Check out www.petdiabetes.com . My poodle mix has been diagnosed for 2
    years. I am surprised your vet didn't have you switch to Science w/d
    diet - that's the prescription diabetes dog food.
    Lucy uses N insulin - right now she's on 6 units twice a day. She has
    very variable insulin needs, so when I notice she's drinking too much
    again I test her blood sugar and adjust her insulin. I am an RN with
    diabetes myself so I am comfortable adjusting her insulin. Lucy rarely
    notices the shots because I give them to her when I put her food down
    and she is concentrating on snarfing her food. We have found the best
    place for shots is in her neck area. She absorbs the insulin
    differently when it's given in other areas.
    My Dad is a veterinarian, and when Lucy was diagnosed he told me she
    can live a normal life span with some care on our part. She is 11
    years old, and has cataracts that recently became quite severe. This
    is a diabetic complication in doggies. Happily, she knows her way
    around the house and we are careful to not leave stuff out of place so
    she doesn't run into things.
    Good Luck on your journey.

    brendasbinns[email protected] wrote:
    > Hi
    > Pepper a 12lb brown toy poodlet was just diagnosed
    > with diabetes and was at the vets for 3 days. He was
    > put on Vetsulin 5 units twice a day. Not much info on his
    > diet from the vet. This is all new to me and while the vet
    > seemed ok I would like advice from anyone going through
    > this with their dog. Pepper eats Iams small breed dry dog
    > food and snacks were baby carrots, apples (when I have
    > them) candy (no no now) and a bit of whatever I may be
    > having. Me I'm a nervous wreck at the thought of having
    > to poke him with a needle twice a day but hopefuly he
    > will be ok with it. Please give any advice you may have
    > on this
    >
    > Thanks from Pepper and Me



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