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My dachshund has diabetes

by Liz Bruce
(Rogers, AR USA)

My 10-year old Dachshund, Suzy, was recently diagnosed with dog diabetes. The vet put her on a special dog food and she receives 2 injections of insulin daily.


Does anyone know where can I find insulin at the lowest price? I paid $55 at Walgreens for a small vile. Any suggestions or tips would be helpful.

I would also like to get connected with an online dog lovers group.

Liz

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Blind dogs NEW
by: Jess

Judy,

I'm so sorry to hear about the glaucoma! Our Penney is 12.5 and has cataracts, it's not easy. We were able to get her a collar on ebay to help her from hitting her head. The seller is very nice "adopt-shelter-animals" is the store it was about $30.

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by: Anonymous

As far as food goes, in Penney's case, high protein is a must to keep her blood sugar stable. The average dog food has about 22-25% protein. I try to find anything over that. Also, watch out for anything that has a lot of carbs, they usually metabolize into sugars and raise blood sugar . Since she gets her shots every 12 hours, she needs a mid day snack. She gets raw carrots or a grain free treat. We've been keeping her on this for a year and she's doing really well!

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Walmart for insulin NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi! Walmart does not require a prescription. We paid $150 plus $40 for syringes at CVS. Walmart is $35 per vial for novolin N and $12 for syringes. Penney is on 7 units 2x a day and one vial usually last 2-2.5 months.

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just found out my sweetpea has diabetes NEW
by: Laura B

I just found out that my 10 year old dachshund has diabetes. After throwing up for 3 days and drinking excessive amount of water. My husband has a bad habit of giving my dogs people food when I am not around and this all started when he gave them a plate of spaghetti that he did not finish. I though that it was the garlic in the sauce that made her sick. Now she is on the insulin 2x a day and a chicken & rice dinner for a week as well as an antibiotic for her inflamed pancreas and a pill to calm her stomach. Wow, who would have thought it to be diabetes. Anyone have a similar situation to share on the care and food to give.

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ltootie my dauchound
by: Judy

My 9 year old female dachshund has diabetes for three months. She started on 10unts twice a day, now
on 15 twice a day. It's about to break my hear. Now she has developed glaucoma, the left one is worse than the right, but it's getting worse.
Stays with an infection all the time.

Any suggestions??????

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dachshund diabetes
by: sasan

looking for a support group for Dachshund diabetes.

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My dachshund was diagnosed one week ago
by: susan

Hi, My 9 years old dachshund(Lucy) was diagnosed one week ago. I am so scared about all of it. The vet put her on a special diet and has insulin 2 times a day. Today she spent the whole day at her vets for a blood test's to see how the insulin is working and to see if she need it changed to a different amount. I will be picking her up in about w hour and then I will be able hopefully to get a better handle on this disease. I am also hoping to be in some kind of support group too.

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cheaper insulin...no scrip needed
by: Herb

I get mine at walmart...100 small needles and a vial of N insulin for 38 bucks.

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