My story is a sad one.I had a dog for 8 years who was diagnosed with it I didn't have the money for the treatments and my poor Baby died.I loved him with all my heart.Only time in my life I was sorry for being poor.RIP Baby-I'll never forget you!
My dog has non of the symptoms such as excessive thirst or excessive peeing. He is a healthy weight and is very playful. But I will ask the vet about the breath though. One thing that I do notice that is different with this dog is that he does not keep his nose very wet by licking. I read that some dogs don't keep their nose very and that is ok. I am thinking that my have something to do with the breath. Lorraine
Lori, it may be nothing or it could be ketoacidosis, a very dangerous sign that accompanies uncontrolled diabetes. Please immediately check with your vet as diabetes is common in the breed. Sorry to scare you, it may be nothing, but rule it out today!!!
I have a question about dog diabetes...... Do they have funny smelling breath? I have five dogs and one of my Schnauzer mix dogs has breath different then all the others. I sort of smells like puppy breath. He is maybe 15 months or so.
Dogs usually get type 1 diabetes, not type 2. Reduce the carbs in your dog's diet as much as possible, if possible eliminate them and feed a raw meat and bones diet only or at least a cooked meat diet without any grains, just very few veggies added. You can also feed eggs. Add a multi-vitamin/mineral. Depending on the dog this should greatly reduce, if not eliminate your dog's need for insulin. Make sure to check sugar levels frequently and adjust accordingly. Best wishes, Birgit
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