Vet Tips

Dr. Hiers Tips

  1. Feed them properly. Diet alone can resolve clinical signs.
  2. Monitor glucose levels with the help of an experienced veterinarian every two to three months. Owners can check glucose levels at their home through a an ear prick, similar to a finger prick in humans. Dr. Hiers does not recommend the ear prick because no animal likes to be pocked and prodded. She said she prefers the urine sample that a veterinarian can perform at routine visits because it is less uncomfortable for the animal.

Mrs. Warner's Tips

  1. Inform yourself, your friends and your family. She said the internet was a great tool for her because she was able to look up and print out information that she was able to take to the veterinarian and ask questions and learn how to better manage the diabetes.
  2. Do not be afraid to inject insulin because you are scared of hurting your dog. More harm is done when a dose is not given on purpose.
  3. Make sure the insulin is injected into the skin of the dog. If you are not sure if the insulin went into the dog then skip the dose and wait until you are supposed to administer the insulin again. Giving a repeated dose can cause death to your dog.