Type 2 diabetes in dogs

Common Questions and Answers about Type 2 diabetes in dogs


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.
2186126 tn?1384961026 Lots of testing, including going to UC Davis, the #2 vet school in the country, near Sacramento (I'm in San Francisco), and there was simply no evidence of Cushing's, no increased cortisol or abnormality with her adrenals or pituitary -- unless, of course, we got a false negative.
Avatar n tn old boy who was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of 3. Also, my sister was diagnosed (2 yrs. prior to my son) at the age of 24. She is now 32. My sis takes lantus and humalog, just like your daughter does. I do not have diabetes, however, I do understand that the weight issue is frustrating and sometimes even depressing. My sister has had a very similar situation to your daughter's. It wasn't until recently that she lost some weight.
Avatar f tn Wysolone is a cousin to Prednisolone and helps to reduce your liver inflamation [swelling]. It's also used to treat animal [dogs and cats] problems. The bad thing is it's classified as steroid. The more you take, the higher it will raise your glucose levels. The longer you take it, the higher the risk of constant elevated glucose. Depending on how well your post OP recovery goes, you probably will be weaned off of Prednisolone.
Avatar f tn Today when my father took him to the vet he couldn't walk, vet gave him iv for being dehydrated, anti nausea shot, insulin and antibiotics. Said he will re test him in 2 days sent him home with antibiotic and insulin. Since he has been home he has not ate anything vet said to give him rice and boiled chicken. Has drank alittle. But Chancho is just sleeping, will not get up and now has a loose stool with blood but he doesn't get up to go outside!!
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 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 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!
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.
Avatar n tn My dog was diagnosed with double sided heart failure, last May, 2015. He did great with meds and sometimes a belly drain to get rid of the fluid buildup. He went from almost dead, to normal doggie. Recently.. he was acting odd.. his breathing was becoming.. a little strained.. not horrid like when he was diagnosed, but something wasn't right. I brought him to the vet on Monday of this week, and they decided to drain his belly and xray.
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?
163305 tn?1333672171 From the janis website: 2a - is the most common genotype 2 in Japan and China.
Avatar n tn My 2 1/2 year old dd has been doing the same thing for a week now. only at night or in the morning. i took her in to the pediatrician on friday and they said it is "going around" (here anyways) they said it was viral. so there was no medicine. the first 4 days she has diarrea. she has been sipping on pedialite and it on the "b.r.a.t" diet. (bananas,rice,applesauce,toast) that is what my doc said to do. so far no vomiting today or tonight. good luck everybody!
Avatar n tn I do have pain in my back as well. I am actually taking my son to my moms for a night or 2 so I can rest.. I don't seem to be able to be an effective mother right now and my husband works nights. He will have fun and does not need to see me like this. I am aslo going to see a therapist tomorrow to help with this. I seem to cry all the time and welll I am sick of it. Time for me to get it together since it seems it is going to be awhile.
1621269 tn?1327207089 Caffeine I stayed away from for about the first 22wks (I was so sick and could hardly keep anything down), but lately I've been having a can of soda a day then mostly water. Lunch meat I eat occasionally, maybe once every 2 wks or so. BUT hot dogs...wow that's another story! I crave them from the gas station! It's just not the same if I make them at home! I try to just have them once a week, maybe twice! ;) I think the key is moderation, like someone else said.
Avatar f tn 3 in every 5 children in America are obese. This has all come about in the span of what? 30 years? I understand they will be checking into school menus as well as taking out all the sugary snacks in the vending machines at school. LOL, I think this is funny. Can we really not figure this one out and correct it? Could bad parenting be a factor? What say you?
Avatar f tn His immune system eventually attacked itself resulting in the diabetes. That is what happened with us. Your immune system can turn on you in any number of ways. We began seeing a homeopath after it was too late, however, it was still the best thing I ever did. My son looked like the walking dead by then. You should have seen his pasty white face and skinny body. The homeopath couldn't cure the diabetes, of course, but he did strengthen the immune system immensely.
Avatar m tn Then you use saline spray as maintenance if you nose gets dry. Use 1/2 teaspoon plain salt in 8 oz. water to make saline solution yourself. You should have enough to use. Post your feed back so we can see how it works.
478429 tn?1265247987 He's gone mad and has stopped talking to me one day. We stayed in the same house for 2 weeks during which he wouldn't even greet me. I tried hard to get him to tell me whats up and why he's angry but he always pushed me away and said he doesnt want to talk. We then separated 2 months ago and the first month I tried to get him to talk but he wouldnt respond to my calls, texts or emails. The more I tried the more he pushed back so then I gave up.
Avatar n tn I have had type 1 diabetes for 35 years. I have an insulin pump and good control (though I am brittle) Over the last 3 years I experienced increasing problems with nausea that was diagnosed as gastropariesis. Last year I was hospitalized 4 times when I couldn't stop vomiting for 1-2 days, got dehydrated and DKA. In November, I had a heart attack, angioplasty (4 stents) and it appeared that the nausea was really coronary artery disease.
649848 tn?1534637300 Our german short hair gets her undies in a bunch at times if the other 2 get to close to me!! My daughter and family are in Tennessee right now on vacation and enjoying themselves. She deserved to get away. Time to let the dogs out and get ready for bed!
369472 tn?1198749292 I'm sorry you are going through all of this. Yes, dogs can be diabetic even when they are only 7 years old. Dogs get Type I diabetes and Type II diabetes. Smell her breath and see if it smells like fingernail polish remover (or like a strong paint remover). Diabetes is a very easy test for the vet - just a little blood and a glucose meter. Call the vet and ask how much it would cost to check your dog's glucose levels.
Avatar n tn ) My breathing is overall very weak which probably paralyze and freeze our bodies due to strees in office...i have to encourage myself to start breathing deeper during the day. In the past 2 years i was not physical active a lot. I started working out few weeks ago, maybe body reflected to that... I have very dry mouth but i drink a lot of water during the day. Sometimes (very very rare) i get a taste of blood or iron at the evening in my mouth.
Avatar f tn I lost my border collie mix, to end stage kidney failure, his name was spots, 2 summers ago, and I still cry to this day. I have since acquired 2 more dogs, but nothing will ever take his place, nor erase the memories of what I went through trying to save his life. I can say I know exactly what you went through, from vomiting to fluid therapy, to hand feeding. It is the most difficult situation to be in, when you love them so much, but you did exactly what I did, for my spots...
Avatar f tn 1) Calcified protrusion on spine 2) Minor bulging of disk between C4 and C5 3) Leaking heart valve 4) Brain lesions (from either high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes) I am not overweight and the diabetes is hereditary - I am 5' 11' - 162 lbs and have high cholesterol (under control with meds and diet). I am active and run 5 miles 3-4 days a week.
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 n tn OK...I'm in!!! My "heat sensation" is usually in my thigh area. Been feeling it for a week or two now. Seems to occur several times a day. I'm 52, work out regularly....but do have some disk issues. I'll follow this thread and post any new developements.
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.