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6/19/11 11:02 A

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I'm so happy that Precious is doing well now.

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6/19/11 7:47 A

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Precious started losing weight rapidly. She lost about a 1/4 of her body weight in about 8 weeks. She was urinating frequently and was drinking tons of water. Her breath had a bad fruity smell to it. I'm a critical care nurse and recognized the symptoms as diabetic ketoacidosis. I confirmed it with her vet. Her initial blood sugar was over 600 and should run about 70 to 120.

She was on Hill's Science Diet W/D prescription dog food but her blood sugars continued to run in the 300's. She has now begun to develop cataracts from the high blood sugar. Several weeks ago after much research I began preparing her meals for her. Now she get complex carbs (oatmeal/brown rice), fruits or veggies, and lean meats. All carefully weighed and measured along with an array of supplements. For treats I dehydrate chicken breast cut into thin slices. She loves them. I'm glad to say her blood sugar now runs 80's and 90's. We have also begun to decrease the amount of insulin she was requiring.

When she first started getting shots she would run and try to hide. But now she just sits and lets me give them to her. She knows it means meal time and she love to eat.

Before homecooking for your dog please check with your vet. It is a huge commitment and special nutrients must be added to the diet.

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CW 117.8 lbs
GW 117.5 lbs to
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6/19/11 12:31 A

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Have never heard of a diabetic dog! But I suppose it happens. Does she have to have special food too?

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6/19/11 12:14 A

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Hi LIVEGOLFTRAVEL, what symptoms did Precious have? Does she cooperate when you give her needles or does she fight you? Best wishes to Precious and you.
Marilyn

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6/18/11 6:06 P

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Precious is a 9 year old female. She was diagnosised last Sept as being diabetic. She get insulin shots twice a day. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Makes life a little more complicated and expensive but she is my baby and I would do anything to try to keep her healthy.

Highest Wt 212 lb
Pre-op Wt 202.3lbs
CW 117.8 lbs
GW 117.5 lbs to
122.5 lbs


 current weight: 141.1 
212
188.375
164.75
141.125
117.5
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