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Feeding dogs with health problems / Re: Diabetic Puppy
« on: Oct 27, 2020, 13:49 »
Hi Lottie
Yes, she has been on insulin since she was 12 weeks old. She seemed to be a fit, robust puppy until her vaccination then she nose dived into diabetes and within three days had lost all her puppy fat and was drinking excessively, peeing and ultimately vomiting before being admitted to dog hospital. There was no time to wait for her fructosamine results.  It has taken a few weeks to get her on her feet again. Once she has matured I would really like to feed home cooked food along with a quality kibble and I am taking this time to research what is out there and listen to how everyone else copes.  As they say every dog is an individual so what works for some may not for others.   :) :)

Feeding dogs with health problems / Re: Diabetic Puppy
« on: Oct 19, 2020, 16:59 »
Thank you for all your comments. When you are new to the diabetic scene and for her to be a puppy as well it is a bit of a minefield as a lot of the adult feeds are "weight management" and she is a skinny wee thing.  I feel she is doing quite well at the moment and is enjoying life.  She enjoys her walks and is interested and cheeky again after having her near death experience!  The UK Diabetic Dog Owners facebook page is excellent and it is great to check in with folk with similar experiences.  There are so many feedstuffs on the market too and it is great to have an honest explanation of how good or not they are.  Once again thank each and every one of you for your comments.   :)

Feeding dogs with health problems / Diabetic Puppy
« on: Oct 16, 2020, 17:16 »
Anyone else out there with a diabetic puppy. Diagnosed at 12 weeks after second vaccination. Currently on Purina Dm kibble and Purina DM cat food wet. Beardie collie cross border collie and female. Since it is quite rare to have a diabetic puppy there are no specific diets and the adult diets all seem to have weight management. Any suggestions will be welcome.

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