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January 3rd, 2016 at 09:33 pm

I took my sweet dog, Molly to the vets last week. She has been drinking a lot of water and urinating a lot. I thought it might be a bladder infection.

I was so upset when the vet told me she has diabetes. She is only 6 years old. I cried and called my husband, then he cried.
She will have to have a diabetes insulin shot every day for the rest of her life.
We got the insulin and needles and started her on it right away. My husband is giving the shots. If ever a dog was good about getting shots, it is Molly. You could not ask for a sweeter dog.
The insulin in very expensive, $50 for a tiny bottle and you have to use a new needle everyday. However, there is no amount of money that would matter to me, Molly is worth a million dollars!
We go back again tomorrow for her to be retested. I
see no difference in her yet. I read that most dogs have to have 2 shots a day. We have to be careful to feed her at the same time and don't leave any dogfood down for the other baby, Abbey.
Hardest on my husband is that we cannot give her any snacks after our dinner.

Have any of you dealt with a diabetic dog? Of so, any advice you can give me would be appreciated.

7 Responses to “Diabetes”

  1. alice4now Says:

    I have no diabetic dog experience, but want to offer my hugs and warm thoughts for you. It's so hard to have our dog babies go through anything like this.

  2. Househopeful Says:

    I don't have any diabetic pet experience, but I just went through gestational diabetes during my pregnancy. I hope the single shot works and the only advice I will give is to be patient. It can take a bit to get under control. My love goes to you & Molly!

  3. scfr Says:

    I'm so sorry for all of you. It sounds like it is harder on you and your husband than on Molly. I know that the insulin is the most expensive part of all of this, but you may be able to save a little on the needles by shopping around at places like drug and warehouse stores. (I have no experience with diabetic pets, but gave my late dog got allergy shots.)

    I wish Molly a long and healthy life!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Poor Molly Frown
    I have no experience/advice.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sorry to hear this, poor Molly Frown

  6. CB in the City Says:

    I had a diabetic cat, who was also a real sweetheart about tolerating the shots. It was almost like he understood they were helping him. My advice is to be sure to follow the diet the vet recommends. Maybe the vet knows of a treat that would be okay -- or at treat time, maybe you could give her a little bit of the diabetic food.

  7. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear this. My dog Bouncer (almost 7) has been having digestive problems too and they were talking about extensive testing to see about kidney and liver diseases, but fortunately, the additional meds from his follow-up visit seem to have helped. I do understand the whole 'I'd spend just about any amount of money to see my dog get better' mentality. He's so important to me that it's worth forgoing other things.

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