Diabetic ketoacidosis and dogs

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Avatar n tn He is insulin-diabetic now and has lost approx 40 pounds. He has good and bad days. My concern is this. When he feels "bad" an odor of feces eminates from his body. Or sometimes it even smells like really dirty oily hair...mild but nonetheless notable. I am very concerned and can't seem to find an answer. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn Potential causes for the vomiting and weakness include complications from untreated Cushing's disease such as renal failure, kidney infection, pancreatitis, and diabetic ketoacidosis. Some of these diseases are more treatable than others, but the key to treatment would be early diagnosis with bloodwork/urinalysis and aggressive treatment with intravenous fluids for dehydration and treatment of the underlying issue.
Avatar n tn It is my understanding that if a type 1 diabetic has High BG and ketones, they can go into ketoacidosis and if not treated, they can die, however, I do not believe this would happen in a few hours unless the person was not giving insulin all day long OR unless the person had high ketones all day and could not get his BG down, but I still think that unless the BG was over 600 and not registering on the glucometer, that ketoacidosis would not happen in a couple of hours.
Avatar n tn If you wait too long and, for example, it turns out he is diabetic, he could be in diabetic ketoacidosis. When this happens, the body cannot metabolize sugar as a food source so the body uses its own fat as fuel instead. Please let us know what the vet says.
Avatar m tn There are two things that you said that definitely make me think it could be diabetes - the extreme weight loss and the constant ravaging hunger. Diabetic dogs will eat anything and everything just to be eating. Things they never even noticed before will become VERY appealing to them, they will eat just to be eating. Diabetes isn't the awful disease it once was.
Avatar n tn which can cause liver damage and if your cat is diabetic it will cause ketoacidosis that goes from vomiting to coma an death. The thing is that your cat is healthy now, but they have tons of kidney problems when they get old...and a diet that's stressing the kidneys or liver since they're small can increase the chances of kidney and livet failure a lot.
Avatar n tn I believe and so do our doctors that we should treat a diabetic as a child (or person) first and a diabetic second. Yes it will be hard on you to leave your son, but he is 21 and should be able to handle his diabetes by himself. My daughter is much younger and there have been times when she was alone (even for 1/2 hours), but she has a cell phone preprogrammed with important numbers on one touch dialing and there has not been a problem.
Avatar f tn If your step son doesn't want her put down yet then he should pay for her to have the lump removed. Dogs hide their pain well and I'm sure that the lump has got to be a burdensome pain. It would be a good idea to take her to the vet just for a check up and see what they have to say. It might make any decisions a little easier for you.
Avatar n tn According to web md(because the symptom is pretty general) the problem could be a drug reaction, high blood pressure, diabetic ketoacidosis. or hypothyroidism. It could be nothing or it could be something. I would start monitoring everything you do throughout the next week or so. Note anything and everything you do. Even something as simple as going outside to check the mail. Especially if the heat spots happen shortly there after.
Avatar n tn with the adkins diet i know (my boss did this one) that once the body starts digesting itself ketoacidosis sets in and the odor is really bad. has anyone experienced this type of reaction from the hcg program?