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12/7/12 7:17 P

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Lorraine,
hopefully your dog's breath problem has a simpler cause. It could be a dental abscess or an allergy that causes the smell. Please let us know when you find out.

Shirley,
I am so sorry for your loss.
I hope that this thread will save a dog's life at some point.

Birgit

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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12/7/12 2:23 P

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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! emoticon

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12/7/12 12:59 P

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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

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12/7/12 12:24 P

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Ahhh...sorry, but none of mine have it...but please keep us posted and let us know how everything is going!
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12/7/12 12:19 P

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Lori,
I just quickly looked for a link for you:
suite101.com/article/dogs-with-diabe
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s-and-diabetic-ketoacidosis-a121629


If your dog has any of those symptoms, don't risk it and take him/her in today as there may not be much margin.
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Birgit

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 12/7/2012 (12:21)
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12/7/12 12:02 P

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I am planning a trip to the vet this weekend

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12/7/12 11:57 A

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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!!!

Birgit

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS.




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LORIELP's Photo LORIELP Posts: 2,120
12/7/12 11:01 A

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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.

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12/7/12 7:49 A

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emoticon Jill. I just want to offer my support. Thankfully, I've never had to deal with this. Knock on wood. emoticon
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12/7/12 7:10 A

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no,mine have ear issues

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12/6/12 7:00 P

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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.
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Birgit

Edited by: HOUNDLOVER1 at: 12/7/2012 (11:55)
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JILLIEANE Posts: 73
12/6/12 5:49 P

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My Bichon was diagnosed about five weeks ago, would like to talk to others going through the same thing with their dog.

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