Diabetes in elderly dogs

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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.
675347 tn?1365464245 I don't know if anyone can answer this...if not, never mind. Misty is not in any pain now, but she might get discomfort occasionally in the future. The vet recommended Paracetamol, as it doesn't interfere with blood clotting, as other pain relief for dogs can. He gave me some tablets. They are big and have "square" edges. Normally Misty is easy to give a tablet to. I wrap it in a piece of brown bread, potato or cheese, throw it at her and it goes right down without touching the sides!
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 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.
Avatar n tn Volunteering at the Humane Society made me see some elderly dogs diabetes' cases and the first thing was that the lost completely appetite. So I would suggest having him checked by the vet so he can run some tests and find the cause immediately.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar f tn Which one do you think tried to prevent passage of the prescription plan which gives the poorest among us free meds, not to mention the elderly and disabled who can now afford their medicines ? Which party for the first time in our nation's history has failed to fully fund our military in a time of war ? By the way, where is the timetable for pulling out of Kosovo ? BTW, the KKK member was none other than Sen Robt Byrd-D still serving in the Senate.
Avatar n tn I am a 32 year old male with type 1 diabetes. On monday I started feeling a pain in my right bicept. Then on the next day I had some slight pain in my left bicept. My forearms also have pain. I am on 1000mg tylenol today and at the moment, those are the only real pain spots. In the morning I am aching much more. Its very hard to sleep. I am not overly tired and no headaches or joint pain. My arms and legs move fine without pain, but when I need strength they hurt.
Avatar f tn I know how expensive Vets and testing is but I highly urge you to take kitty in if you can possibly do so....Diabetes is very common in elderly cats... Could also be Hyperthyroidism in the case shes not over thirsty...but both need to be tested asap..
Avatar f tn We have got the results back and all of his organs are working fine and his health is apparently very good for an elderly dog. I think we will look into the diabetes side of this, but we will update you all on his progress if there is any sudden change. He already is seeming to begin to adapt to it, and i am planning to take him just outside the garden tomorow. Its a relief that we are not going to lose him yet, especially as it would be traumatic for all the family.
426862 tn?1203591148 if your dog's incontinence is urinary, i have heard that this is quite common in older female dogs. (i'm waiting for that one to hit!) a friend who rescues greyhounds says that her vet prescribes a quite inexpensive treatment for the problem. i believe she said that a bottle costing around $20 lasts a month, though of course your vet would be the person to ask. and, of course, there are diapers if the problem is strictly urinary.
Avatar n tn You'll have to help her along by not rearranging furniture or leaving shoes or things where she can bump into them, but all in all, dogs can get along so well without their sight that many owners never even realize there's a problem until something is out of place one day and the dog bumps into it. The accidents on the floor, well, she's 12. She has other health issues so occasional accidents in the house are to be expected.
Avatar m tn She's deaf, blind, has difficulty walking and standing and was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I took her in to the vet because she was doing so poorly and he diagnosed many things by sight. Hip dysplasia, gum disease, corneal dystrophy, mitral valve problems, diabetes (she tested at 507), arthritis, and back problems in her lumbar spine. She was prescribed phycox for her joints, tramadol for pain, and NPH insulin (currently at one unit 2x a day).
Avatar f tn I believe he would have lived longer had Vetoryl been available. In 2010 my elderly chihuahua, Boots, was diagnosed with both cushings and diabetes. By this time Vetoryl had been approved for use in the US. Boots was tested and put on insulin shots 2x a day and then in a week on Vetoryl, 30 mg. The Vetoryl has made a world of difference in him. He acts like a younger dog. You'd never know he was so ill when he was diagnosed with diabetes and cushings.
506791 tn?1439846583 They even have separate areas for dogs and cats in their waiting room. Hopefully Miss Hildie will react positively like I did.
Avatar f tn I don't know if at this time it is even possible to produce a vaccine, or any drug for that matter, and guarentee 100% effectiveness, 100% safety for 100% of the people. There might not be anything available out there, not even asprin. It is not only the elderly, in fact it refers to people over 50 yrs. that should get flu shots. Also, those with lung problems and chronic illnesses such as diabetes or kidney disease. Include too the very young and also anyone that is around the forementioned.
4437866 tn?1388123224 No hot dogs either? False. Hot dogs are also fine to eat, as long as they’re well-cooked. Myth #7: Pregnant women should keep away from polished furniture. So false. Dr. Bohn once treated a woman who was nervous about sitting on her couch, because of the furniture polish fumes. Sheesh. Myth #8: Dying your hair is harmful for Baby. Wrong again. False. (Damn, I fell for that one too.) (More on Time.
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Avatar n tn Thankfully she was heartworm NEGATIVE in May of 2013. So in reading about lyme vaccine it should be used in healthy dogs...Because of Chloe's hx of hearworm and that treatment ...I'm not sure if she qualifies as 100% healthy...and I remeber having Chloe home the nite of her first of three shots for heartworm...she became so lethargic I could barely wake her....her heart rate was very, very fast, and she felt cold to me...I thought she was surely going into shock..
649848 tn?1534637300 Unfortunately, most of this is done while sitting on my rear in front of my computer. I also have two teens at home, three dogs, and a husband, whose diabetes is requiring quite a bit of my monitoring at this time (as he refuses to do so in any way, shape, or form). And on July 3, my 17-year-old son took a very nasty tumble at the skateboard park sustaining a nasty head injury that I have been looking after as well.
Avatar f tn you mentioned she is 16, although this is considered her senior years she could still have many more left ahead. I used to work at a vet clinic and we frequently had cats coming in that were in their 20's! With all the advances in vet. medicine pets are living longer and longer these days. I hope you are able to figure out what is going on. Good luck and let us know how she is doing!
Avatar m tn I would love to see what dreams she's having! Jaybay has a good point. Most dogs need challenges as well as exercise in the day. They need to problem-solve in one way or another, and the more intelligent they are, the more they need that. Walks in new territory are an interesting thing for them. Extra mental stimulus. And most healthy dogs need more exercise than humans are normally accustomed to!
Avatar f tn My main point is there is a time when government needs to subsidize unless they come up with a better plan, which I haven't seen yet. I do believe in Social Security for the elderly, and disability. I also believe if you work you should have the option of insurance. There are many bacteria/viruses for which there are no vaccines. This is for a variety of reasons. I do not see why you jumped to the conclusion that I see big government as the solution to "every problem".
Avatar m tn It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer. My dog was knocked flat by the loading dose and barely moved for the first couple of days. He bumped into objects, seemed blind, responded to sounds incorrectly (looked in the wrong direction), tripped, stumbled, and fell flat on his stomach a few times when trying to walk.
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1872606 tn?1450319837 We just got another test result from the LP that was done on Friday: "The oligoclonal band assay detected 4 or more IgG bands in the CSF, which are not detected in the serum. This is a Positive result." Her result was 7. We have MRI/MRV on Thursday and back to Neuro on Friday. This result just popped into her email so needless to say she's a little more worried.
Avatar n tn Yeah, ringworm. We live out in the country and have four dogs. I probably got it from them when they rub up against me. It's in their fur according to the veteranrian here. He sold me a bottle of Tolnaftate and it works wonders! I also get these cracks at the corners of my lips(Marty does too)that never seem to go away. This stuff got rid of it in two days. Hell, our old vet here might just be the best doctor in the county. And he also makes house calls. Have you ever tried to bring a 1000lb.
173930 tn?1196341998 One day I'm going to have a house full again of 4-legs, rummaging through garbage cans and getting in trouble. I still have two dogs and three cats, and so I'm not "pet deficient" yet. Best of luck to you on tx! And best of luck with your decision on your beloved dog. You'll get through it. I'm sure she's had a great 14 years with you.