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I have been checking our diabetic dog's urine for 2 months using Vetionx Ketone strips. 99% of the time the glucose is in the 200-500 range - it rarely goes from green(200) to total brown(500); trace ketone; negative protein. I give him 3/4 teaspoon Dia-IonX daily in 2 separate doses, canine probiotics, Prescription W/D food 1/2 cup twice daily, and I add carrots & chicken to this with 1/2 tsp olive oil) Should I continue checking his urine everyday? How do the animal strips compare to human urine glucose strips? He seems to be losing muscle mass-has problems with steps and can no longer jump up onto furniture. Is this to be expected? His thirst level seems to be better and he is not having frequent inside accidents. Thank you.

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April 1, 2013 at 8:35 AM

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Dear Ann,

It is best that you check the urine daily. You did not mention if you are giving insulin. It is very important to be checking the urine if you are giving insulin. Make sure you don't give too many carrots. They are starchy. The other supplements I suggest for diabetics include Canine Probiotics, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9.

The strips should be similar in terms of measuring glucose. It is positive that the water consumption has not worsened significantly. Besides using the above supplements, you might check into veterinary acupuncture to help with the muscle loss.

Please let us know how you do.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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