As I was crushing up my dog’s medications for his arthritis, I thought this is hard. “My hands hurt! I am going to break the bowl, in my attempts to crush up the hard Glucosamine pills.” The vet said I could use the same pill I use, which would be great if I didn’t have a very smart dog, which can pick out the pill from all his kibble. He also receives the small aspirin I use for my heart and fish oil caplets. I thought thank God he doesn’t have diabetes. He is a candidate for the disease, overweight, and too much food not enough exercise. It’s got to run in the family right? Like Mother like Son? What do pet owners have to do when they find their beloved pet has diabetes?
Well I used the internet and found the following web site, http://www.petdiabetes.com/
The first thing I read in big blue letters was “Educate yourself. You are responsible for the daily care of your pet. Diabetes in pets is NOT a Death Sentence.” Did you ever read this about yourself, I am sure it sounds familiar?
Next it goes on with another familiar mantra, “Eventually, you must have a thorough enough understanding of diabetes so that you can be confident in managing this disease instead of fearing it. If your regular vet is unavailable when a minor question arises, you must have the confidence to make a decision based on your understanding of diabetes and how it affects your pet.”
Here is a listing of other useful web sites;
Overview: http://www.caninediabetes.org/beginners.html*The ultimate beginner's page.
http://www.caninediabetes.org* Lots of information on canine diabetes and support groups to join.
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/*All the webpages from the former www.petdiabetes.org
http://www.petdiabetes.com/oldpetdiabetes.htm... petdiabetes.com (in case you are looking for a link )
http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/* Diabetes in Dogs by BD
http://www.vetsulin.com/dog-owner/Faq.aspx * FAQ by Vetsulin
The cost in having a diabetic pet:
http://www.petdiabetes.com/dictionary.html *An explanation of diabetic and medical terms you will hear
http://www.caninediabetes.org/dogfood.html*Both meals and treats by different owners
http://www.petdiabetes.com/recipes.html*Recipes for home cooking and boughten foods fed by owners of diabetic pets
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/home_cook... page of recipes fed by owners of diabetic pets
http://nutritiondata.com*Searchable database containing nutrition analysis
http://carbs-information.com/glycemic-index-f... *Not all carbs are created equal. The best carbs are low-glycemic.
http://www.wholisticanimal.com*Homeopathic and Naturopathic Herbs for dogs – Chinaroad Lowchens of Australia
http://www.mycockerspaniel.com/mer.htm *Great calorie calculator
http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/canfood.html *Comparison of canned cat foods
http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/dryfood.html *Comparison of dry cat foods
http://www.caninediabetes.org/catrecipes.html *More diabetic cat food choices
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/treats.ht... of treats by sugar content
http://www.caninediabetes.org/qualitycatfoods... files on Cat food by Michael Smith
http://www.caninediabetes.org/qualitydogfoods... files on Dog food by Michael Smith
http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog-food-index... on most commercial dog foods
http://www.caninediabetes.org/drydogfood.html... comparison of Hill's W/D, Purina DCO, Royal Canin Vet Diet
E-mail lists for pet diabetes: Join the pet diabetes email group today!
http://www.caninediabetes.org/maillists.html *Information on how to join both email groups
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/diabetespet/ *Over 650 members share information
******Join both groups. If one is down, then hopefully the other will be up and running
E-Mail list for Members Information:
http://www.caninediabetes.org/whoami.html *Who am I Emails? A new weekly feature for our members.
http://www.caninediabetes.org/fam.html *Stories and Pictures submitted by members
http://www.caninediabetes.org/monthlydigest.html *The new monthly digest for our members
http://www.caninediabetes.org/cataract.html*C... journals by members on what to expect & the cost
http://petdiabetes.com/insulindoses.html *Results of the Ongoing Insulin Survey for Owners of Diabetic Pets
http://www.catinfo.org/felinediabetes.htm*Feline Diabetes by Dr. Pierson and diet suggestions
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/*All the webpages from the former www.petdiabetes.org
http://www.sugarpet.net/ *Extensive UK based site on feline diabetes
http://www.sugarpet.net/reasons.html *Reasons for blood-testing cats at home
http://www.felinediabetes.com*Feline Diabetes by Dr. Price and a feline diabetic messsage board
Freque Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
How to How to find a specialist in your area:
http://www.acvim.org/Specialist/Search.aspx *American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Other Health Issues/Questions:
http://www.caninediabetes.org/antihistamines.... *Antihistamines doses
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/cancer.ht... and treatments
C Collapsed Trachea
http://www.peteducation.com*Enter "Collapsed Trachea" in the search box
http://www.peteducation.com *Enter “Cushing Hereditary/Congenital disorders” in the search box
http://www.caninediabetes.org/kriscushingscor... Cushing FAQ
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/cushings.... and diabetes
http://www.io.com/~lolawson/cushings/*Cushings groups to join
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/congenital... to join
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/hyperthyr... Hyperthyroidism and Diabetes
http://www.petdiabetes.com/hypoglycemia.html*How and when to use Karo syrup
Ketoacidosis - DKA
http://www.westlakeanimalhospital.com*Click on ENCYCLOPEDIA, then DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS
http://www.peteducation.com*Enter “Kidneys” in the search box
http://www.petdiabetes.com/kidneydisease.html... signs of kidney failure
htt http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/chronic_r... renal failure
http://www.peteducation.com*Enter "Liver" in the search box
Pancreas & Pancreatitis
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/pancreati... and Diabetes
http://www.caninediabetes.org/somygi.html *Somogyi Phenomenon
http://www.vetsulin.com/Veterinarian/Somogyi.... Vetsulin users
UTI - Urinary Tract Infection
http://www.petdiabetes.com/urinarytractinfect... from Carol Levin’s book
http://healthypet.com/library_view.aspx? *Enter "UTI"in the search box
http://www.caninediabetes.org/uti.html*Dr. Jennifer's cranberries and antibiotics for uti
http://petdiabetes.com/vaccinations.html*Should you vaccinate?
Pet Loss and Prayers:
http://www.petdiabetes.com/prayers.html*Prayer Book and Prayer Guestbook
http://www.petdiabetes.com/stfrancisprayer.ht.... Francis Prayer
http://www.caninediabetes.org/rainbowmain.html *Pet Memorial Poems by Cryssy
http://www.caninediabetes.org/memorials.html *Memorial Pages of Member's Pets
Questions to ask a veterinarian about diabetes mellitus:
http://www.petdiabetes.com/emerg.htm *Print these questions out and take to your veterinarian
Stories and Pictures of those who have submitted them to the website:
http://www.caninediabetes.org/fam.html*Please feel free to send photos and info about your pet!
http://www.caninediabetes.org/memorials.html*... pages of those who have lost pets
What is a Blood Curve?
What Meter is Recommended?
http://www.caninediabetes.org/bloodmeter.htm *The animal calibrated meter we recommend
http://www.animaldiabetes.com/meter_comparison* Meter reader comparison
http://www.alphatrakmeter.com/ *AlphaTRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring System for Pets
http://www.abbottanimalhealth.com* Vet Professionals Information on AlphaTRAK Meter
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/home_bg_t... meter comparisons
7/3/2008 Diabetes Health E-Magazine*An up to date blood glucose meter reference guide
How to graph pet's blood glucose numbers
Tutorials/Pictures for Blood Testing
http://www.caninediabetes.org/blood2.html*Canine Callus blood test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/tuggerblood.htm... Carpal pad blood test
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewclaw*Canine Dewclaw/carpal pad picture
http://www.caninediabetes.org/bloodear.html*C... Ear blood test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/buffyblood.html... Ear blood test
http://www.petdiabetes.com/bloodlip.html*Canine Lip blood test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/outside_l... Outside of lip blood test
http://www.petdiabetes.com/bloodtail.html*Canine Tail blood test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/ear_prick... ear prick
http://www.sugarpet.net/bloodtst.html*Cat ear testing on a different website along with useful tips
http://groups.msn.com/ValleySugarcats/fornewb... on obtaining blood from a cat's ear
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?... on obtaining blood from a cat's ear
http://www.felinediabetes.com/bg-test.htm*Blood testing a cat from felinediabetes.com
http://www.petdiabetes.com/urine.htm*How to Urine Test
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/urine.htm... Glucose Testing
http://www.sugarpet.net/urine.html*Urine testing your diabetic cat
http://www.caninediabetes.org/blinddogs.html*... dog tips
http://www.caninediabetes.org/cataract.html*C... journals on what to expect & the cost
http://www.acvo.com*Where to find an ophthalmologist in your area
http://www.caninediabetes.org/pdorg/cataract.... and dry eye
http://www.petdiabetes.com/catar.html*What is a cataract? by Michael Zigler DVM, Cert.V.Ophthal
http://www.petdiabetes.com/pecataracts.html*C... by www.peteducation.com
http://www.caninediabetes.org/whatsnew.html*New Pages on the Three Websites
Judy Dick started this website www.petdiabetes.com in May of 1997 because her Canine Queenie was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus!
Advice given is based on personal experience and is not a substitute for veterinary care.
Take your pet to the vet and/or consult with your vet before acting on anyone’s advice.
Find a vet you can work with since diabetes is a complicated disease.
Diabetic Pets Around the World
Unite In a Common Goal.
To let the world know that Diabetes in Pets is Treatable!
This Website is dedicated to that Cause!
I know this all sounds so familiar. I just thought I would share this with all the animal lovers out there. FYI, I will be purchasing his Glucosamine in liquid form after I use up these darned pills!
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