Thank you Dr. Wilson for getting back to me. My 4 year old poodle had a glucose number of 509 and they did a sonogram and talked me into leaving her there for a few days to do insulin and adjust doses. When I dropped her off on Fri morning she was her usual bouncy self, playing with her toys barking for a treat and alert. They called on Sat and Sun and told me that she was receiving 3 u of insulin and was doing well and eating and alert. I was supposed to collect her Monday morning and they called and said was not feeling well, and they wanted to keep her another day but I could come visit her. When I got there, she could hardly walk, her eyes were dazed and she could barely keep her head up. Her breathing is labored and very lethargic. The vet was surprised, as was I, that this was the same dog that I dropped off on Friday and the dog she was describing to me over the phone Sat/Sun. They did her blood and her number was 210 and an xray and there was no pneumonia. They put her on fluids while I was there.
I did order test strips and DI-IONX. I am just not sure, as of Today (Monday) she is not eating so giving insulin doesn't seem to be happening although she did tell me that even though she vomited this morning and didn't eat she got insulin. I am concerned and not sure what is going on.
RESPONSE: I am sorry your dog is not responding to treatment normally. Please keep us updated.
There might be some additional supportive holistic measures that you could do once you have her home.