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Old February 12th, 2008, 09:33 PM
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Good boy, Snoopy, making your mom so happy. Glad to hear he gained some weight and likes the Wellness food.

I hope you get his insulin dosage sorted out.
Thank you, I am trying really hard to be a good boy and like to my Mom happy because she is so good to me. That Wellness food is 'yummy', just wish she'd give it to more more than twice day. By 8:00 a night, I'm rolling on the kitchen floor with hunger pains!!!! (Psssst...is she falling for it yet?)
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Old February 12th, 2008, 10:30 PM
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Shabby, you are so funny!! im so glad this stuff is working out for you guys!! i had a cat who threw up wellness for weeks!!

you guys thing eggs would also be ok as a snack??

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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:35 PM
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Shabby, you are so funny!! im so glad this stuff is working out for you guys!! i had a cat who threw up wellness for weeks!!

you guys thing eggs would also be ok as a snack??

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Well, in this world we all need a little humour!!

Hmmm...finicky cat! Snoopy with his ravenous appetite, I think he'd eat 'you know what on a stick' and I don't mean a fudgicle! He was the type who was very specific as to what he would eat prior to his Diabetes.

Eggs...well they're good for protein but I'm not well enough versed on cats to give you advice. You're best bet would be to ask someone like sugarcatmom. I don't think there is anything she doesn't know!!
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Old February 13th, 2008, 01:29 AM
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Good job Shabby & Snoopy , I'm very glad Snoopy loves the Wellness Great news on the weight gain too


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you guys thing eggs would also be ok as a snack??

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Eggs...well they're good for protein but I'm not well enough versed on cats to give you advice. You're best bet would be to ask someone like sugarcatmom. I don't think there is anything she doesn't know!!
I'm pretty sure Ashley meant as a snack for Snoopy
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:38 AM
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Good job Shabby & Snoopy , I'm very glad Snoopy loves the Wellness Great news on the weight gain too






I'm pretty sure Ashley meant as a snack for Snoopy
Re: the eggs for a snack? Just let me slap myself in the head, I was a little slow catching onto that one. Ahhh, that feels much better!

However, I still don't know the answer...if Snoopy could eat eggs for a snack and..I'm assuming they would be hard-boiled?
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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:59 AM
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you are funny Shabby
You could try a hardboiled egg,but I think most people here give a raw egg-yolk,my cats won't go near it though,I've tried
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Old February 13th, 2008, 08:08 AM
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You could try a hardboiled egg,but I think most people here give a raw egg-yolk,my cats won't go near it though,I've tried

Eeeeewwwww! Raw...spell it backwards and that's how I'd feel within myself giving THAT to Snoopy Raw? Raw!!??
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Old February 13th, 2008, 08:19 AM
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Hubby said the vet told him Snoopy's BG was 14 point something.
Do you know how long after Snoopy's insulin shot this was? I'm very suspicious of vets who raise an insulin dose based on one bg number. It should only be done after a full "curve" (bg checked every couple of hours for 12 hours).

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The syringes I have do NOT have half-units...I was actually phoning around this afternoon inquiring at various pharmacies if they carried them. I'm housebound so cannot go to pick up a glucometer myself. I have to wait for hubby who has been swamped at work. He said he'll get one on Sunday (his only day off...he works 6 days a week). I could still give Snoop the 2.5 using the syringes I have for now. He's already had his insulin for tonight anyway but I won't try doing that until I hear back from you whether that is a good idea or not to guess at 2.5?
You could eyeball it, depending on how good your eyesight is! Or you could keep it at 2 units until your hubby gets that glucometer. I'm just so leary about raising the dose that much at once, especially now that Snoopy is on a better food.

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How are your babies doing? And...thank you AGAIN for sharing your knowledge with me and for being concerned enough to care!!! You are one in a million.
Thanks for asking! Aztec just had a check-up a few days ago and his blood work came back "fabulous" (vet's words).
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Old February 13th, 2008, 02:57 PM
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Sheesh, Shabby! I just read this thread through for the first time! What an ordeal! I'm so glad that Snoopy got a useful diagnosis and that things are looking up!

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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:52 PM
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Snoopy's BG Numbers

Hi Friends:

Sugarcatmom, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I didn't call the vet until about 5:30 as we were busy all day. Sadly, a friend of ours, son was killed in a head-on crash yesterday afternoon. He was driving, was killed instantly but his girlfriend is in hospital in Toronto with life-threatening injuires. They were young...23...I hope she survives as she has a small child. Our sons were very upset today. to be

The vet gave me the following times and BG numbers:

Pre-Insulin at 9:00 a.m. - 14.95
2:00 p.m. - 9.84
4:00 p.m. - 11.39
6:00 p.m. - 13.94

These were done on Monday (Feb. 11).

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Old February 13th, 2008, 08:46 PM
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Sugarcatmom, sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I didn't call the vet until about 5:30 as we were busy all day. Sadly, a friend of ours, son was killed in a head-on crash yesterday afternoon. He was driving, was killed instantly but his girlfriend is in hospital in Toronto with life-threatening injuires. They were young...23...I hope she survives as she has a small child. Our sons were very upset today. to be
OMG, what a tragedy! I'm so sorry.

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The vet gave me the following times and BG numbers:

Pre-Insulin at 9:00 a.m. - 14.95
2:00 p.m. - 9.84
4:00 p.m. - 11.39
6:00 p.m. - 13.94

These were done on Monday (Feb. 11).

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Thanks for the info. These numbers were still at the 2u dose, right? They actually aren't bad at all, especially for so early on in Snoopy's diagnosis (Aztec had numbers in the 20s and 30s for quite a while). Which is why I really have to question the rationale behind raising the dose so much. If it were up to me, I'd actually keep him at 2u for another week, do a curve (at home - without vet stress), and go from there. Raising the dose too much too fast can cause something called Somogyi Rebound, where the cat's liver responds to low or fast bg drops by dumping glucose into the blood stream (very simplified explanation). Then you end up with high bg and it looks like the cat needs more insulin, when it actually needs less. There's a good article about the "Start Low - Go Slow" process most people use when finding the appropriate insulin dose for their cat: http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/SLGS.html

Oh - gotta run, I'll check back with you later.
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Sadly, a friend of ours, son was killed in a head-on crash yesterday afternoon. He was driving, was killed instantly but his girlfriend is in hospital in Toronto with life-threatening injuires. They were young...23...I hope she survives as she has a small child. Our sons were very upset today. to be
I'm so sorry, Shabby!
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Sadly, a friend of ours, son was killed in a head-on crash yesterday afternoon. He was driving, was killed instantly but his girlfriend is in hospital in Toronto with life-threatening injuires. They were young...23...I hope she survives as she has a small child. Our sons were very upset today. to be
Shabby, I am so sorry to hear about your friends son. :sad: My heartfelt condolences to you and your friends and family.
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OMG, what a tragedy! I'm so sorry.



Thanks for the info. These numbers were still at the 2u dose, right? They actually aren't bad at all, especially for so early on in Snoopy's diagnosis (Aztec had numbers in the 20s and 30s for quite a while). Which is why I really have to question the rationale behind raising the dose so much. If it were up to me, I'd actually keep him at 2u for another week, do a curve (at home - without vet stress), and go from there. Raising the dose too much too fast can cause something called Somogyi Rebound, where the cat's liver responds to low or fast bg drops by dumping glucose into the blood stream (very simplified explanation). Then you end up with high bg and it looks like the cat needs more insulin, when it actually needs less. There's a good article about the "Start Low - Go Slow" process most people use when finding the appropriate insulin dose for their cat: http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/SLGS.html

Oh - gotta run, I'll check back with you later.
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Yes, these numbers were still at the 2u dose. I'll keep him at the 2u until I get a monitor this weekend. He is also going back to see the vet in two weeks on Feb. 25th. Thanks for the links on Rebound. Here are two more I found, don't know if you've seen these ones or not.

http://www.gorbzilla.com/somogyi_rebound_minifaq.htm

http://sugarcats.blogspot.com/2006/0...-diabetes.html

And yes, the accident was a terrible, terrible tragedy. Any parents worst nightmare. Thank you.
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Thank you. A very sad event indeed,
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Thank you very much. Sad day for sure
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Shabby, I am so sorry to hear about your friends son. :sad: My heartfelt condolences to you and your friends and family.

Thank you so much. We're all sad here.
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Oh that's terrible Shabby... I'm so sorry for your friend's sudden loss.
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Shabby,that goes for me too,condoleances to the family.
I hope the young girl will make it
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Thank you Chico. We found out yesterday that the passenger in the other truck passed away yesterday morning. Out of the 4 people involved, 2 are now dead and 2 remain on life support.
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:sad: i hope there is someone at the Bridge to greet them with wet kisses.

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Thank you. Today we attended our friend's sons funeral, a terrible day for all concerned. The hardest part, seeing a young, young, young 23 year old laying in a coffin. He died on his Mom's birthday.
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Where did all the pet peeps go?

Where has everyone gone?

Snoopy appears to be doing well, thankfully. His eyes look better, his fur looks better and he seems to be a little more active. Yaaaay!
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Shabby we are all here at different times,after all duty calls
I am glad Snoopy is doing better
I too was at a funeral once for a 17yr old friend of one of my sons,it is so very sad to see a young persons life cut short:sad:
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I'm still here.... glad to hear Snoopy is still doing well. I am busy cleaning up yet another flood and bugging my landlord to do something about it!

(I did take a bunch of new pics of my guys... even got a group shot, so I'll try and get around to posting them later in the pic forum!)
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