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My Dog Sampson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I give Sampson a shot 17 ml a day. We have to hold him down while he cries or screams it is very hard on my husband and I.and Sampson. Is there anyway we could get by with anything else besides his injections. Frustrating and can't see doing much longer. He is only 5 yrs old. He was at 23 lbs he is now 17lbs. I love this little dog and it is to hard to hold him down and do this. I have had my friend who is a nurse do it a few times also and he still cries out like you are killing him. Thanks Tammy

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August 20, 2011 at 12:05 PM

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Dear Tammy,

In your situation you may need to contact a dog trainer or behaviorist because your dog is over reacting; the shot is not painful. The dog could be reacting to your anxieties about giving the shot. I know this difficult for you but it would be helpful to give him some time using holistic methods to try to heal the body.

Along with giving insulin I like to use Dia-IonX because it helps to control the symptoms of diabetes and its therapeutic mineral base helps activate the enzyme systems in the body that help with healing. In addition I think it important to give digestive enzymes with each meal, a probiotic, MSM, and a fish oil supplement daily. Dia-IonX will help the body better utilize the other supplements for a faster response. Also make sure that you offer sufficient water free of chlorine and fluoride. A regular exercise schedule is also helpful in moving glucose from the blood and into the muscles which will reduce the blood glucose. It is important that you monitor the blood glucose levels so that you can ask your veterinarian about adjusting the insulin dosage when necessary. Some pets have reduced their insulin need.


Please let us know how you progress and if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 21, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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