Newly-diagnosed diabetic dog: need tips, please!
September 4, 2014 7:51 AM Subscribe
My 12-13ish year old dog Max was diagnosed with diabetes this morning, after exhibiting symptoms (drink, pee, repeat) and having a blood workup at the vet. I'm looking for tips/tricks and hacks to make this easier for both Max and me.
This is Max
posted by kimberussell to Pets & Animals (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
. He's been with me 11 years and was a young adult when I got him, so he's maybe 12 or 13.
Max was having accidents and drinking more last week. But because he was very anxious after our cat Charlie
died last Monday (not a good few weeks in casa Russell) I kept an eye on him. But he after he started dripping and peeing himself in his sleep (just as gross as it sounds, for both him and me) I took him to the vet last night. The blood workup showed a blood sugar level of 680, and here we are. I put on the my brave, bravado voice while talking to the vet on the phone, but now I'm on the verge of falling apart at work.
I did this 12 years ago with my previous dog, Mickey
so I'm familiar with the basics. Prescriptions for the syringes and for Humulin N are on their way to my pharmacy and we are starting at 3 units twice a day. I expect to be the primary shot-giver. But I'm looking for your tips, tricks and hacks to make it easier for all of us. Thank you!