Diabetes symptoms in dogs

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Avatar n tn My dog is a bull mastiff but she is completely off food for the last five days but drinking a lot of water. Took her to the Vet and ran some blood tests, kidnes, liver, diabetes are fine but there seems to be a problem with her blood count, vet says it could be because of a slight infection in her cheek but her stomach is also bloated and it could be Pyo - infection of the uterus. Please Help, I do not have any insurance for her and the bills are frigtening me.
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 I need to know something, I know Dogs have a high tolerance for pain. Is Buster in pain? Is this disease hurting him? This is my companion and I cannot bear the thought of my Guy in pain. Any information you can give would be greatly appreciated.
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.
Avatar n tn She was in the shade, and was in a resting/sleeping position just like she always is in when she takes a nap. She had not been running around much or excercising that day. If she had a heat stroke, would there not be foaming at the mouth, vomit, and a more restless death? I feel horribly guilty, and feel that I should not have let her outside. Normally, I let her out, and she comes to the door and barks when she is ready to come in-she never came back to the door.
Avatar n tn //janis7hepc.com/, then for Symptoms of HCV. This disease can have effects beyond just your liver. The balancing act we all play is what to do about it all, taking into consideration a multitude of factors including quality of life and some of the non-liver aspects. Due to liver damage, I was compelled to tx and then relapsed. Going into tx I had insulin-required diabetes that was resolved with tx.
Avatar m tn When they are fed sugar on a regular basis (as 90% of food for them - chinchilla food has sugar in it) they develop diabetes and one of first symptoms is cataracts and white eyes. It would worth checking into whether prairie dogs are similar.
1872406 tn?1320893991 I work in a biology based organization involved in finding new therapies for Diabetes and metabolic diseases and there is so much data on studies in canines for different indications, suggesting that there might be more hope in the future...
2186126 tn?1384961026 Just found this site -- thank you all, it's very helpful. By sheer coincidence, when DivaMarie posted on Nov. 9th, two posts above, that was the day I decided to free my 15yo, 70lb Lab/Chow mix Frida from further pain. After 11 years of practically zero health issues, she had a few Cushing's-type symptoms develop at age 11 -- PU/PD (excessive drinking/peeing), her gorgeous thick tail turned into more or less a rattail, potbelly, a few other miscellaneous symptoms.
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 Huge advancements have been made over the years and the medicines have been highly successful in treating the symptoms assocated with the disease. Here's what I can tell you I went thru and hopefully it helps all of you! First, when I read articles online about the disease when my beagle was diagnosed with it about 6 years ago, I was very discouraged to learn that a dog has about a 2 year life expectancy with this disease. I later learned that those articles were several years old.
Avatar n tn I called his vet who is treating him for the diabetes, explained his symptoms and the vet offered no diagnosis. His symptoms occurred again after several days, but without the trembling and cold body. I took his temperature; it was between 100 and 101, so basically normal. I took him to another vet hoping for a diagnosis, but again no diagnosis offered. These symptoms have now occurred again on Dec. 17 - Dec. 18. PLEASE HELP. We are exhausted and don't know what to do.
Avatar m tn that I stumbled upon a site about diabetes, which mentioned some of the symptoms I have, which made me really worried. Am I possibly pre-diabetic ? I have no history of diabetes in my family, but I found out that one of the ethnic groups with high risk of diabetes is one that I belong to. What would you suggest regarding diet change ? At this point, I've cut down carbs and I only eat canned meat and hot dogs.
Avatar n tn My dog is also in kidney failure. He will be 14 this Friday and he is a yorkie. HIs name is Zack. We pulled him out from deaths door this spring when he suddenly started drinking like crazy, peeing like crazy, not eating, vomiting because he drank too much etc.
Avatar f tn Like in people, diabetes in pets can usuallybe prevented through maintaining a proper weight. Your dog will have more energy, arthritis will be less of a concern, even cancer rates are lower in lean dogs and cats. Good luck.
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 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 I have been told that all of these signs could be symptoms of Diabetes, and since it does run in my family, I am a little concerned. One more thing, my husband does have a sister who is borderline diabetic, and she is also overweight. I would appreciate it if you could give me more information on this condition other than what I am able to find on the Internet, and from talking to others about this issue.
1916673 tn?1420236870 It is common for younger dogs with low PCV levels to have substantial flea infestation or intestinal hookworms, though any problem that causes bloody diarrhea can lead to a low PCV (because younger dogs simply haven’t enough iron stored in their bodies to replace lost blood). In older dogs, the problem might be from an immune system condition, liver disease, bone-marrow disease, cancer or chronic kidney failure.
390388 tn?1279639813 Mild weight gain even while dieting Extreme fatigue/napping GERD/Heartburn/chest pain Mostly constipation mixed with diarrhea Depression/anxiety/forgetfulness/brain fog Abdomen swells for no apparent reason Neck/jaw pain/swelling/pressure Scratchy voice Migraines, dizziness and back of neck/head pain Very cold feet and hands and sometimes a feeling like ants are biting my feet Endometriosis (2 years ago – cured after one year of birth control) Irregular/heavy periods and menstrual-like cramp
Avatar n tn This a great thread and I hope it continues on as it has gone on for years! I care for animals in various end-of-life conditions. I am currently helping a mom with her nearly 17 y/o chihuahua. She has stopped most of her heart meds and has not returned to the drastic CHF symptoms (no-one knows why). But she is getting more quiet and eating and drinking less and less. Without critical symptoms, it is even harder to "take your dog in.
Avatar n tn ) My low back (bottom) hurt so bad I could hardly support myself in a chair. My husband's symptoms were similiar except that having diabetes took his symptoms to the extreme. He had sores in his mouth, his diabetes was out of control at times (and he is a very controlled person and follows diet, medication and exercise precisely.) We were both ill for a very long time. Eventually, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and also with chronic fatigue syndrome.
445362 tn?1206969318 Listen, you may not know this, but long term use of drugs can cause toxicity in your system and may in fact be making your symptoms worse. I cant tell you what is best for you, but you may try getting a new Dr and fresh perspective on your pain, and then try HOLISTIC treatments with a practioner who is trained in holistic care, There are other ways to combat pain and fatigue besides drugs, you may find if you wean yourself off your long term medications you may feel better.
351317 tn?1204755471 no pain in my arm but my muscles ache a lot.
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?
Avatar m tn but the bottom line, is it's a recurrence of symptoms in the same general area, similar symptoms each time. Same symptoms I had swabbed, that gave me my hsv + results. If it were indeed any of these other situations, would it test + for hsv when it was swabbed? And would it come and go without the use of any antibiotics?? seems like that's unlikely. Also seems like when researching the other things people suggest it could be, they have symptoms that don't quite match up. Anyways...
Avatar m tn No further prednisone was given. The leaking stopped within a week or so of antibiotic treatment. The dogs snoring has increased and her breathing at all times has become more labored. She never had any hair loss but we thought for sure she had cushings. We tried selegiline with no improvement, we tried hydrozizine to see if was allergys but that also didn't show any improvement. Panting, SNORING, Eating, Urination, drinking, but NO hair loss.
Avatar n tn I am scheduled to see a neurologist for the disc in April and can't get in sooner. Anyone have similar situation with symptoms and both diagnoses?
14471348 tn?1434691192 Just beware of service dog fraud (if a company charges you upfront, run for the hills). Little Angels Service Dogs in CA is good, but they only take 20 applicants a year, since they're one of the few organizations that do psychiatric service dogs for people who aren't veterans (and I think the only one in CA that accepts applicants from every state).
Avatar n tn i am usually regular/on time. i had all the mentioned above symptoms and i questioned in my mind..am i pregnant? then i said, wait a minute, my husband and i didnt have sex for a whole month so it cant be that! you probably have period symptoms if HPT is negative.