Diabetes in dogs questions

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Avatar f tn Blind dogs can manage very well, but obviously it is better to have the cataracts removed if finance permits. Dogs blind from birth fare better than dogs that become blind later in life. You already have an understanding about not moving furniture, etc., and there are lots f things you can do to improve the quality of life for a blind dog, but ultimately they are still compromised ... and some gs deal with it better than others. You didn't cause this to happen. It's just one of those things.
Avatar n tn She has been sick since Sunday and has been diagnosed with pancreatis, which apparently is a common problem in dogs with Cushings. Currently she is in the hospital on IV fluids and IV antibiotics. We are very fortunate to have a very good local vet and her condition does seem improved, but we always have the option of taking her to University of PA veterinary hospital. They are wonderful compassionate people there and have been life savers for some of our other animals.
2186126 tn?1384961026 Prior to taking the meds, she was always happy and interested in a walk - granted always hungry, but vivacious, full of life. After taking trilostane, it's as if she shut done. I feel that in some dogs, the medicine stops their cortisol production and then somehow it triggers something else that causes them to shut down. I've read now that internal medicine veterinary specialists believe in not treating Cushing's and letting it run its course.
4105307 tn?1369535032 As you have probably found out, cushings is extremely rare in cats. I hope you have a good vet. Our Tink was first diagnosed with diabetes, then a while later tested for cushings. The diabetes, as I understand, is often triggered by the cushings. Either way, we had started insulin twice a day and had decided we would continue as long as she was a happy cat. Vitamins and glucosamine tablets seemed to help. We gave her FortiFlora, a powder in a packet, for diahrrea as needed.
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed in August. He has been having a terrible time with being so down and hard on himself. I know he understands that diabetes is not his fault, but inside, I think he is blaming himself. He is saying things like "I hate myself", "why do these bad things always happen to me".
Avatar f tn Good questions. In my initial prenatal package, there was a letter that said to avoid artificial sweeteners, but since I don't drink diet drinks myself, I've never really thought too much about it. As for constipation, my doctor told me I could take colace in my last pregnancy. I didn't take it every day, though, only when needed. I have no idea about the salicylic acid, but as far as I know, bacon is fine to eat...as long as it is cooked properly.
Avatar f tn Collies, as a breed, have some of the most human traits I've ever seen in dogs! My collies have always had that big Collie grin in their photos, but Adam actually SMILES! At first we thought he was showing his teeth but then it dawned on us that he does it when he's happy and after he does it, he gets a bad attack of the "happies" and dances around wiggling himself for all he's worth!
Avatar f tn She ran blood tests and told me that Penny had diabetes and I'd have to inject insulin. I didn't mind. But they kept her in that day on an intravenous drip to get her glucose levels right and she had ketones in her blood and was lacking potassium. I picked her up that night and took her back every morning for monitoring and to go on the drip for the next 2 days. On the 2nd day, a need vet told me that her glucose had come down to 16.
1342335 tn?1276725927 Home-Prepared Dog and Cat Diets: the Healthful Alternative. Donald R. Strombeck, DVM. Iowa State University Press. ISBN 0813821495, you might be able to get it from the public library or a used book from Amazon. It is important that you talk to your veterinarian before starting your dog on home cooked meals, because the dog's insulin doses will probably have to be changed.
Avatar n tn However, everything I've always read, and still do read states that people with diabetes should not live or be alone. This of course is in case of emergency, which granted happens infrequently, but is still an area for concern. I know the 1 time he experienced ketoacidosis, that he literally couldn't move himself he was so sick. The question then is, if he had been alone that night, would he have been able to call 911 even if the phone was right next to him?
251222 tn?1270939717 Hi, Welcome to our haven of people in diagnostic Limbo! I would love to offer you some thoughts and advice and will do so tonight. Just a teaser recent research is showing a connection between adult onset Type I diabetes and MS. More to follow.....
Avatar n tn Her weight is in her back across her shoulders, in her middle and thighs. She usually injects in her stomach and sometimes her thighs. Does site matter? Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar n tn (which none of the doctors can explain) and I also have pretty bad pain in my neck, a little over from my thyroid. And I wake up in the night with very dry feeling eyes--I feel like a need eye drops. Could any of this be related to thyroid or hormone issues or the tumor? I was a perfectly healthy feeling, athletic person before I stopped taking birth control pills (I think it masked all my symptoms).
82861 tn?1333457511 Animal and human studies have shown that garlic can reduce blood sugar levels. Great for dogs with diabetes. Dogs with arthritis can benefit form garlic. Garlic improves circulation. Garlic promotes production of white blood cells – strengthening the dog’s immune system. Garlic is great for newborn puppies and their mothers. Smaller doses of garlic is fed to the mother and is passed through her milk to the puppies. This helps the puppies fight infections.
1621269 tn?1327207089 On one hand, i think women have been having babies since the dawn of time and these restrictions are recent and children have, in the most cases, been born fine. For example, my mother would have drank 10+ cups of tea a day and both me and my sister are fine. Allergies in children are increasing, is this because the are not introduced to small amount of bacteria in the womb so they have immunity to it???????
Avatar m tn I have a continuous problem with thick mucous in my throat. I must clear my throat a hundred times a day. My larnyx gets so full of the thick mucous that I almost choke and it causes my eyes to water. When this happens I hack up about a quarter cup of the stuff. I went to an ENT specialist who diagnosed sinusitis due to restricted airflow because of a deviated septum. After two surgeries for this there is no improvment. I've tried Musinex and steroid nose sprays. Nothing seems to help.
Avatar n tn Oops, I see Rico answered a lot of your questions already. In response to the comment: "And who knows, maybe your immune system has been holding off a case of Lyme for a while and it is 'old.'. Doesn't mean it's gone, though." -- I would say that a reinfection can happen (that is, through another bite), and the immune system that was handling keeping the first infection down suddenly can't cope with a new bunch of invaders. I think this is what happened to me.
Avatar f tn I take phenergan myself for constant nausea, and discovered late in the game that dogs can also take phenergan. It didn't work quite as well as the reglan, but at that point we tried anything we could get our hands on. Over the counter Dramamine for motion sickness can be tried as it is metabolized in the liver - got that info from an ER vet nearby.
4105307 tn?1369535032 The third eyelid problem is actually cherry eye, more common in dogs than cats. The gland of the third eyelid becomes visible as a red, oval bulge protruding just behind the edge of the third eyelid. It has been changing and gradually shrinking. Tink seems happy again but still her energy comes and goes. She is really good when we wash her eye and put in medicine. If needed there is an animal eye specialist about 90 minutes away.
Avatar f tn Diabetes and hypertension have both been linked to larger-than-average size of hyperintense lesions in the central nervous system; of the two, however, only diabetes has been shown to increase the rate of growth of lesions. In some cases, like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease which causes progressive dementia, the presence of hyperintense lesions can help lead to the proper diagnosis of the prion disease rather than categorize the illness as typical degenerative dementia.
Avatar f tn On Tuesday we brought a urine sample (on Monday it was only blood) and the vet noticed a high glucose count, which might have indicated diabetes. He wanted to take Sammy in for another test to make sure it wasn't a false positive. Turns out that no, it was not diabetes and we were advised to take him home and continue his antibiotics *Zenquin? for now and come in if anything changed.
Avatar f tn I once wrote a piece about this whole process and seizure events in dogs with kidney failure. You (and your vet) may find it of some interest. http://www.infobarrel.
Avatar n tn I am a 33 year old female who's mother was also given *Bendectin*. I have battled many health problems over the years, and also have a deformed foot. My Right foot is wider then the left by great amounts, my second and third toes are postioned in the V shape pulling away from one another a little more everyday. The third toe is my Turtle :) as I call him...(The large cushion of fatty tissue sits on top like a turtle shell) I started calling it my turtle as a way of dealing with deformity.
Avatar n tn About 48 hours ago, I noticed this heat sensation in my left shin. At first I thought I was standing too close to a heat vent in the floor at work! It is a warm, sort of tingly sensation that lasts 5 seconds and occurs, I don't know, 10 times throughout the day. I wonder if I slept on the leg funny?? Stress?? I am 43 and in reasonably good health but seem to be a hypochondriac (spelling?) at times.
Avatar n tn It took alot of trouble shooting and alot of questions to the janitors, fellow workers in my store as well as our other stores. It's amazing the feed back one gets when you ask around and constantly talk about it. To make a long story short, after one year of these chemicals being used in our store and one year that we both had this smell of smoke, these "floor" cleaning products were removed from all our stores and our smoke symptoms have disappeared completely for both of us.
Avatar n tn Left untreated, a magnesium deficiency can lead to more life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and others. Magnesium's role in energy production. One of the primary roles of magnesium is to activate the adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy storage molecule, to create and store energy. Without energy, there is no life. Magnesium's role in relaxing muscles.
1358341 tn?1282213443 5 Glucose (don't need it)********* Glucose is not detectable in the urine of healthy dogs or cats. Protein (maybe)********* Thus, only a very small amount of protein is normally excreted in the urine, which is not usually clinically detectable. Proteinuria of renal disease may be due to glomerular and/or tubular lesions. Blood (important)************ If the renal threshold is exceeded, the hemoglobin can pass into the urine. Healthy animals should have negative test results.
Avatar f tn I have asked multiple times and instead he wants me to see a neurologist. So many of the closer endocrinologists specialize in diabetes and don't want to deal with me ... very frustrating. They don't have a code for swollen fingers or they don't deal with suspected auto-immune disorders. The trouble with all this specialized medicine is no-one looks at the interaction of body systems anymore.
173975 tn?1216261375 then, if worse comes to worse, i'll go back at the end of april for two months, take the summer off, as usual, and then tap into new school year sick time in september to get thru to the end of tc - in december '07. see, i got it all planned! hahaha if i go that route it means hitting the home equity line of credit - don't want to go anymore in debt but what can i do? if i don't take care of my health then it really does become a what-s-the-point arguement.
10309044 tn?1409192813 I was also in a car accident in 2012. So my physical activity level is just about none, I take my dogs for a 20 min walk twice a day. I suffer with migraine headaches everyday and lower back problems caused from the accident. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2008 so you would think I would know just what to do, well I do not. I just wish I could get someone to answer my questions. I do take medication for the diabetes, trajenda. Anyone out there with a suggestion ????