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Old 10-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #21
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Trish,
I am so sorry about the diabetes. If you can feed him less so that it will he will lose weight it will help with the diabetes. Please keep us updated.
Do you have time to take him on longer walks? That will help reduce his weight as well as reducing food in take.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #22
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Trish Unfortunately being over weight can birng this condition on as the pancreas can't process the sugar and overloads lots of foods contain sugar (in some cases too much for the size portion being given) techie is right not only adjust the food intake with more excersise but for treats look for very low quantity of sugar (per 100g consumed) on the labels and even try to go sugar free where possible Same as kibble or wet dog food there will be sugars (natrualy occuring or sugar that has been added during manufacture of the food/treats) Good luck with everything Trish
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #23
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Well I will see what advice the vet gives me tomorrow. He does not have sweets, just dog treats and he has his complete dog food with dry fried liver on it everyday.

I'm sure the vet will tell me what he can and can't have anymore. As for exercise . . . . well he has two walks a day now. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays one of the walks is a nice long one in the countryside. You have to remember though that he is 15 so he would not be able to do much more than he already does anyway.

I will do whatever is best for him though, of that I can assure you

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Well I will see what advice the vet gives me tomorrow. He does not have sweets, just dog treats and he has his complete dog food with dry fried liver on it everyday.

I'm sure the vet will tell me what he can and can't have anymore. As for exercise . . . . well he has two walks a day now. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays one of the walks is a nice long one in the countryside. You have to remember though that he is 15 so he would not be able to do much more than he already does anyway.

I will do whatever is best for him though, of that I can assure you
Trish you could ask your vet what type of dogfoods are available for a diabetic dog or even ask in a new thread so Vagreys can see it and give you his opinions on this xxx
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Older dogs can become incontinent too.
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We have our vet appointment today, and I must say the vet was fab, she explained everything very well and answered all my questions. It's pretty much straight foward.

Arny must have the same food everyday, no giving him one topping one day and a different topping the next. So I have decided his topping will be his chopped liver he has every day. He loves it and its what he has 5 days out of seven now anyway. He can't have his half a hot dog sausage every morning (which they get as Roly must eat something before he has his epiphen.

Arny must have exactly the same amount in a morning as in the evening. He can have treats but I must give him the exact same amount every day. Once he has eaten he has his injection. 7am and 7pm

The vet shaved a bit of his neck this afternoon just so I can see exactly what I am doing to begin with. The vet showed us how to take the insulin out the bottle etc ( but she used a one of the little bottles with just water in for practicing, then I had to inject him with water and my mum did just so she (the vet) could see we knew how to do it.

I had to inject my dog Jasper many years ago for his allergies, and although it was terrifying to start with it was a doddle in the end. So I did the injections fine today. My mum however was very apprehensive (just Like I was the first few times I ever did it). She has to know though as she has my dogs when I go away at weekends or on holiday.

So now to see how much difference it make to him, We go back on the 26th for another blood test.

I was just wondering if there is anyway someone (a mod) could put something in the title of this thread about diabetes so maybe someone else with a diabetic dog may be more likely to read it.

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Trish, what a fantastic update! I had to give Casey allergy shots, and it was a little nerve racking at first, but it doesn't take long before it becomes second nature. It's great that your Mom is on board with you, so she can give the injections when you need to travel. This is really good news, and we look forward to your next update.

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Thanks Dee, and thank you to whoever changed the title for me

Arny never got me up at all last night! Oh and no dribbling or wetness on his bedding

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Thanks Dee, and thank you to whoever changed the title for me

Arny never got me up at all last night! Oh and no dribbling or wetness on his bedding
Great update Trish and a huge bonus that you had a peaceful night!! WTG Can wait for next update
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Trish, glad you hear both you and Arny had a restful night. It's amazing how much we worry about our fur babies. My Husband always teases me... he can't understand how I can give shots to people without blinking an eye, but when it comes to our dogs, I'm a sap! How are you making out with his diet?

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