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Old 10-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #11
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Well the vet said he has glucose in his urine. She will ring me tomorrow morning with the results of the blood test.

She said the cause of the glucose is most likely diabetes. If so he will likely have to have two insulin injections a day

She didn't explain the incontinence other than his bladder possibly being too full due to producing more urine because of the glucose.

I'm feeling a little bit let down to be honest. Probably my fault for not asking more questions. But al least I will have the opportunity to ask when she rings me tomorrow. I'm going to write down what I want to know tonight so I don't forget tomorrow. Im now going to research dog diabetes.

She checked his heart and that was fine, and never made any other suggestions than diabetes which I suppose is good news.

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Old 10-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #12
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Don't you hate when all the questions that you want to ask desert you while you are at the vet but magically come back into your head the minute you are home! If it is diabetes, the good news is that it can be managed very successfully. I've known two dogs that developed diabetes and with insulin and a managed diet, both did very well. Keeping all good thoughts for Arnie :-)
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Even if you do have to give insulin. The shots will be a breeze. Even better would be it could be managed by diet. No more sugar for Arnie!
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I'm with Janice. I have to write everything down, or the minute I get there, my brain turns to jello. Well, maybe jello has more substance. Techie may be right. If it is diabetes, maybe a diabetic diet would do the trick.

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #15
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Well Arny's blood results showed his glucose level to be 27, normal is between 4 - 8 !! His liver enzymes were slightly raised, but nothing significant and his kidneys are sport on.

I asked a couple of the questions I forgot to ask last night and feel much better about that.

So his diagnosis is diabetes. I have to go to the vets tonight and pick up some literature and a dvd to watch tonight.

Tomorrow afternoon we go in for a long appointment to discuss everything in depth, have a blood sugar level check and start with his twice daily insulin injections.

I am going to make a note of any questions I think of tonight and I'm also taking my mum to the appointment with me so she can hear all the info too and I don't just have myself to rely on lol.

I'm sad he is diabetic, but pleased it is nothing more complicated or serious. Apparently it's pretty easy to manage once you have the right insulin dose worked out.

It will be lots of visits to the vets to begin with, but once stablized not so many.

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Well, this is good news. At least this is something you can manage. Please keep us updated. I'd love to hear what the video says. I'd be really interested to hear what type of diet the vet recommends.

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Sorry to hear Arny has diabetes but as you said, at least it isn't anything more complicated. I hope you get the meds figured out and get it under control soon. Hugs to you and Arny.
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Hi Trish sorry to hear that Arny's not been well and now you have a diagnosis and a treatment plan so while it's diabetes which can be serious so long as treatment is carefully managed the correct diet is given to him he will be just fine! Please give him a gentle hug from me any my girl xxxx Let us know how things go
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:59 AM   #19
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Thank you Dee and Little Lucy.

I must say that I am relieved that that was all that showed in his blood test. I'm a little apprehensive, but i'm sure that after tomorrow, I'll feel better.

Diet . . . . well that is going to be interesting to see what they suggest. Arny certainly likes his food. He is overweight, and I hope that's not contributed too much too this.

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Thanks Dave, I will. I took so long to post that as some came to my desk, I hadn't seen your reply

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