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Why can't I get my dogs diabetes under control? It's almost been a year now and it blood sugar is all over the place. I have spent so much $$$ and she's either throwing up and lethargic or tonight she was licking and licking her front paws acting very peculiar. I give her the amount of insulin per vet instructions. She's so very thin. And lately she doesn't want to eat her diabetic food. this is killing me...please help!!!!!

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February 5, 2016 at 10:23 PM



Dear Deborah,

The amount of insulin that should be given at a particular dose is dependent upon what the blood sugar level is at that moment. It might be fluctuating a lot. If she is not eating then the dosage might need to be decreased for that time. It is important to have a consistent schedule: Time of meals, quantity of food, and exercise. You could ask your veterinarian about getting a meter for diabetic dogs. Maybe that would give you more information. I would also have your veterinarian check for any infection in the body such as in the mouth or urinary tract as that will cause blood sugar to spike.

I would give the homeopathic DIA-IONX to help in better regulation, PROBIOTICS, OMEGA 3,6,9, and MSM. The first three are available at Vetionx and the last you can get a health food store. You might need to home prepare food to encourage eating. Online there are recipes available and companies that formulate diets for diabetic dogs.

Please let us know how you do.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 6, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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