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Our 9 yr old YorkiPoo was diagnosed with diabetes in December 2012.  We started 2 shots of insulin daily for 1 month; weekly bloodtests. Increase in dosage(3 to 5 units) because glucose levels were not responding. It became so stressful I had to muzzle my dog in the parking lot of the vets office so he wouldn't bite. He started to growl & tried to bite me one day-that was about a month ago.  (I stopped giving him shots then) We started the DiaIonx Feb 7th (1/2 tsp day, then increased to 3/4 tsp Feb 21) It has helped with thirst and urination issues. He still appears to be losing weight. He eats 3/4 cup twice day of W/D Prescription food. I also check his urine daily - usually 200-500 range; neg-small ketones. Appetite is good. Normal behavior, sleeping more than usual. Can you recommend a high-calorie snack or additive to his food that would not effect glucose level? Or any other suggestion that would increase body fat. His weight was 12lbs last month, normally 17-18lbs. Thank you.

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February 27, 2013 at 2:17 PM



Dear Ann,

In addition I would give Canine Probiotics, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9 daily. You could also add a 1/4 teaspoon olive oil to the food daily. For snacks you can get turkey hotdogs, slice them into nickle sized pieces and bake. Store them in the refrigerator. Make him earn it by giving him commands such as sit, down, come, fetch. A regular exercise schedule is also helpful in moving glucose from the blood and into the muscles which will reduce the blood glucose. In addition make sure that you offer sufficient water free of chlorine and fluoride.

Please let us know how it goes.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 28, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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