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Hypoglycaemia In Treated Diabetic Dogs

One of the most important complications seen in diabetic dogs on insulin treatment is an unduly low blood glucose level, called hypoglycaemia. Situations that may lead to hypoglycaemia are: Your dog receives the normal dose of insulin but has not received its normal quantity of food - it does not eat, vomits up the meal or has diarrhoea. Your dog is abnormally active, leading to abnormally high energy (glucose) use. Your dog accidentally receives a dose of insulin that is too high. Signs of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) hypoglycaemia can be fatal, so it is extremely important that you recognize these signs, which are often subtle in the early stages: restlessness trembling or shivering unusual movements or behaviour - some animals become very quiet and stop eating. muscle twitching What to do If any of the above signs are present, you will have to react quickly. Provide food immediately. If your dog refuses to eat, administer a glucose solution immediately. Glucose solution can be made from glucose powder and tap water. (It is wise always to keep a small amount of glucose solution ready for use.) One gram of glucose per kilogram body weight should be given (1 teaspoon per 5kg). A Continue reading >>

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  1. Hancock72280

    Hello my name is Jessica and my dog Jack, an eleven yr old lab mix, was 73 lbs when I took him in but he's lost probably about 10lbs was diagnosed about 2 1/2 months ago I'm am really struggling to get him regulated but I finally bought the alphatrak 2 and have started testing him myself bc he is extremely anxious when I'm not around so I really don't want to leave him at the vet all day. They started him on 12 u of novolin n twice a day and he responded really well at first and just recently all of his symptoms came back. I think I'm going to change vets as I am not super excited about how proactive they've been. They have ben kind of dismissive even your website is where I've learned the most although I still have a whole lot to learn I did increase his insulin after having done a 24 hr curve the lowest Number he ever had was 239 in that curve so I'm certain he's in no danger of going too low I upped it to 14 and then 15 and he is still in the mid 300's to mid 400's which on the 12 units he was in the high 500's to mid 600's so it did come down and his thirst and frequent urination also stopped so he is managing but I want to do better than just maintaing he is just about blind in one of his eyes that quick. The vet suggested no form of diet or food and his numbers only came down when I started feeding him chicken, broccoli, carrots, and brown rice after reading some of these threads. I had one test strip left tonight and used it about an hour after he ate because he was panting very heavily and it worried me but his number came back 133 which is the lowest number I've gotten so far but I've noticed that he has these little panting episodes in the evening sometimes after injections anybody know what thats all about and should I be concerned they only last about 10-15 mins and then he calms down I am going to take him to a new vet soon but sometimes I wonder if they know what the heck they are doing! If it wasn't for this site I'd still be sitting here scratching my head...

  2. evp471

    I'm having the same problem with maggie. 2 weeks now on humilin 70/30, but her panting lasts several hours.. high ketones causes heavy panting I think which is caused by high glucose.. maggie's numbers are always between 300 and 425 which is not good.

  3. Hancock72280

    I thought maybe it was his bg climbing too but like I said it was 133 when I checked which I was almost excited about but the panting scared me. This is an overwhelming battle to say the least waiting on my alpha strips to get here I'm excited to have the knowledge of his numbers at my fingertips, now its just knowing what to do with them!

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